More and more photography channels are appearing on YouTube. That’s a good thing and a bad thing. It’s good that you have more access to information and content. But, it’s bad that you have to trawl through all the poorly made material to find the gems. Thankfully, we’re happy to do the dirty work. We’ve dug up the very best photography YouTube channels for you to enjoy.
1. Sean Tucker
Sean Tucker has a very popular YouTube channel. Through the creation of quality, meaningful content, Tucker has gained loyal subscribers that now amass to 350,000. But he’s not on this list just because he’s popular: Tucker has very informative tutorials that cover in-camera techniques and post-production workflows. He also gets the emotional element of photography. He’s able to communicate that through highly motivational videos that make you want to pick up your camera straight away and go out and shoot.
2. Peter McKinnon
A person as popular as Peter McKinnon is always going to be polarizing. People love to hate the successful. People complain that he’s not even a good photographer. Statements like that just aren’t true. In the case of McKinnon, he’s popular and talented. He has it all; tutorials, humor, gear reviews, and the classic “what’s in my bag” videos. Sure, he appeals to the masses, but that means there’s something for everyone to connect to.
3. Jamie Windsor
This photography YouTube channel has only been in existence for a few years, yet it has already gotten over a quarter of a million subscribers and had over 11 million views! The reason is simple: Jamie Windsor is creating clean, informative, and compelling content. From step by step tips and tricks to asking difficult questions, Windsor has a great range of content. He has plenty of charisma too; he is a likable chap and someone you can get behind!
4. Jessica Whitaker
“EASY tutorials for amateur photographers,” writes Jessica Whitaker. Easy doesn’t always mean elementary. As is the case with Whitaker, she can make the complex more simple, allowing you to develop freely and not be overwhelmed by jargon. As well as teaching the fundamentals, Whitaker is very big on creating a community vibe. She reviews subscriber photographs and offers fair and fun critiques too.
5. The Art of Photography
Brought to you by Ted Forbes, The Art of Photography is the longest-running channel on this list. It could be said that Forbes is the “photographer’s photographer.” He started doing this not because it was the cool thing to do, but rather because his passion for photography runs that deep. You can expect to learn the basics, listen to Forbes explore the work of the masters, and gain more advanced skills when you’re ready. Forbes speaks with authority; he’s clearly a knowledgeable and intelligent guy. If you’re looking for a photography YouTube channel you can trust, here’s where you need to be.
Your Favorite Photography YouTube Channels?
Those are five of our favorites, but what are yours? Let us know which photographers are making the best content on YouTube and we’ll be sure to check them out.