In the past, we’ve given you “18 Great Photography Blogs You Should Be Reading,” and “The Best Photography Blogs You Should Be Reading In 2017.” Now, to better your knowledge of the photography world, we’ve compiled a roundup of the best, most informative YouTube channels run by the industry’s most successful photographers, influencers and companies. Here are 30 YouTube channels every photographer should follow in 2017.
30. K1 Production
K1 Production is one of the best channels for all your photo editing needs. Take a look at these videos for Photoshop tips and Lightroom tutorials that will improve your editing skills.
29. Mike Browne
Mike Browne gets straight to the point with his tutorials and photography tips. He like to keep it simple, so if you’re fairly new to the game, this channel is a great starting point.
28. Manny Ortiz
Manny Ortiz has gained over 33,000 subscribers with his informative and detailed breakdowns of the equipment, editing processes, and the lighting techniques he uses to get the shot.
27. Karl Taylor
Looking for tips on how to photograph different products? Or want to know how to make your photos stand out with some pro-lighting techniques? Well look no further, because Karl Taylor has got what you need. Taylor’s channel is full of how-to videos, tips on taking photos and retouching, and hands-on demos with a ton of cameras and gear.
26. Matt Granger
Matt Granger is an Australian photographer who recently moved to New York City. His channel is known for informative camera and lenses reviews. In many of his videos, Granger takes you along on various photo shoots, as he highlights his equipment and gives tips for capturing the perfect shot.
25. Todd Wolfe
Award-winning filmmaker Todd Wolfe is here to give you his tips on video and editing, as well as a behind the scenes look at how his epic music videos have come together.
COOPH, aka Cooperative of Photography, emphasizes the importance of individualism and creativity in photography, aimed to help you recognize your vision and achieve your full potential as a photographer.
23. The SnapChick
The SnapChick is not your regular photography channel. She is all about photography, but more as an art form and lifestyle. Check her out for photography tips, gear reviews, field trips, Q&As, techniques, modeling and most importantly, fun!
22. Ben Horne
Ben Horne will take you with him on his adventures in the most spectacular, outstanding locations for photo shoots. Since 2009, he’s been filming his solo shoots and enjoys doing his own thing, instead of giving you the usual tutorials and tricks. He tells the story behind his images, which definitely makes his channel a unique option.
21. RGG EDU
RGG EDU is run by a variety of successful photographers and filmmakers, great for those looking to jumpstart their careers. With some of the most concise and in-depth tutorials on the web, they’re known for taking viewers with them on location with top professionals, as they put a documentary spin on the techniques and practices they’re teaching. Of course, you will need to purchase their tutorials for the full run-down, which we highly suggest.
20. Matt Day
Matt Day just loves photography and wants to share his thoughts with you. Check out his channel for first impressions on gear, behind the scenes of his photo shoots and some sweet how-to videos.
WeeklyImogen is another great YouTube channel for new photographers, as it provides easy tutorials and helpful photo shoot tips for those who are just starting out, but intend to become great.
Ted Forbes has mastered the art of photography. His videos range from camera and lens reviews to lessons from some of the best photographers in the nation. Follow Forbes as he meets with photography legends like John Free, breaks down the mind of Eugene Smith and introduces the romantic and revolutionary photography of Tina Modotti.
Mark Wallace of Snapfactory wants to help you better understand photography as a whole. This is why he offers his viewers photography one-on-ones, with an emphasis on mastering the art behind it.
Photo, video and audio—that’s all you need to know as a photographer or filmmakers, and B&H Photo’s YouTube channel has it covered. They’re here to give you the tips and advice from the best of the best, as well as product reviews, tutorials, interviews and much more.
15. Jason Lanier
Jason Lanier is another award-winning photographer you need to follow. His YouTube channel takes you on some of his photo shoots, as he shows you the type of gear he uses, and gives you access to super helpful workshops. He even has a playlist dedicated to the Sony A7RII, which he says is the best camera in the world.
14. Irene Rudnyk
Irene Rudnyk is a young, innovative photographer from Calgary, Canada, and her channel is a great starting point for all those young photography lovers out there. She gives you a behind the scenes look into her photo shoots, and tips on how to create your own photography studio, plus some cute DIYs.
George Muncey, a photographer based in London, posts informative reviews of different film cameras and takes viewers on epic trips to extravagant places like Dubai and the mountains of Wales. He also produces videos on different photo shoots around his hometown, as he shoots using anything from expired film to disposable cameras.
Eric Kim was featured in Resource Magazine’s list of “The Best Photography Blogs You Should Be Reading in 2017,”, and his notability still stands. Kim’s YouTube channel is a great source for tutorials, workshops, and gear reviews, as well as tips on street photography, his forte.
11. Adorama TV
Over a million viewers watch Adorama TV’s videos each month, and you should definitely be one of them. Their hosts will provide you with the best information on studio lighting, compact cameras, Photoshop tips, and interviews. According to the channel, they believe having access to interviews with real professionals will make you more confident in your own creative abilities.
10. Jessica Kobeissi
Jessica Kobeissi has an abundance of fashion and portrait photography tutorials, as well as photoshop editing tutorials. If you want to be a fashion photographer and make your work stand out, Kobeissi’s channel is the place for helpful tips on post-production and engaging BTS content.
Peter McKinnon posts some really fun Photoshop videos on his year-old channel, from retouching techniques to more specific practices such as how to make objects float in your photos. McKinnon also gives tips on gear and dabbles in some unboxing as well.
8. Chase Jarvis
CreativeLive Founder Chase Jarvis been called one of the most influential photographers of the past decade. But aside from his achievements, he still runs his own awesome YouTube channel. If you’re looking for camera reviews or inspirational business advice from him and other great photographers in the business, Jarvis is surely your man.
7. Digital Rev
Digital Rev is the to go-to channel for all of your photography needs. Reviews on gear, exclusive access to photo shoots, and tips from some of the best in the business will surely aid in your quest to create a highly successful photo career.
There is nothing more stunning than landscape photography, especially if you can make the viewer feel as if they are in the landscape themselves. This is what Thomas Heaton accomplishes with his photography skills, and his mission behind his tutorials is to get you to that level too.
Krispyshorts quit his job in finance to do what he loves: make videos and original content. Since then, he’s founded Jerry Media, an advertising company with Fuckjerry, interviewed digital mogul Gary Vaynerchuk and much more. Krispy’s got awesome content and will inspire you to take the leap into your career as a filmmaker, photographer, content creator or visionary.
The Camera Store TV Host Chris Niccolls and Director/Cameraman Jordan Drake have put immense effort into this channel to make sure their viewers stay relevant in the world of photography. Often, the pair takes you on field tests as they try out new equipment and review it. It’s an especially valuable channel for first-looks at the latest cameras and lenses, as well as new trends and techniques in the industry.
Tell me you didn’t see this coming! CreativeLive is a great channel for posing tips, classes in music and audio, business advice from its Money & Life courses, full-service photography education, of course, and much much more.
Casey Neistat’s channel is one you absolutely need to be following. As perhaps the most widely known vlogger on the internet, the main draw for photographers and videographers is the production behind his content—using low key setups to create high-quality videos. That said, he’s absurdly inspiring, and often discusses practices and insights that every creative should integrate into their business.
1. Kai Wong
Kai Wong’s vibrant personality will surely keep you entertained. As the former face of DigitalRev’s multi-million subscriber, he emphasizes gear and is very passionate about his reviews—he would never feature a product he wouldn’t use himself. Also, check out our story on his vlogging setup here.
Of course, we want to know what our readers are watching! Let us know if you think there’s something we missed in the comments!