My Favorite Photography YouTube Channels/Playlists – Daily Thoughts 004

Today’s post is going to be short and sweet, but highly valuable. I want to share with you a few photography YouTube channels/playlists that I follow closely to help me improve my photography/editing skills and stay motivated. Although watching videos online is a great way to learn, it’s important to mention that taking action is just as important. Don’t spend all your time in front of as screen. Get out there and actually shoot!

For Shooting: Thomas Heaton

If you are interested in landscape photography, you have to follow Thomas. He puts out great content that gives you a behind-the-scenes look at how he captures gorgeous photos. You’ll learn a lot about composition, dealing with all types weather, and getting great shots in-camera.

For Editing: Jimmy McIntyre

I’m a huge fan of shooting bracketed exposures and blending them in post. Jimmy is the master of exposure blending and has some great tools to make the process quick and painless. I highly recommend watching the “Challenge Jimmy” videos to see some real-world applications.

For Inspiration: Through the Lens

This series is in it’s fourth season traveling the globe to talk with some of the world’s biggest photography influencers. If you’re a big Instagram user, you’ll probably recognize a few of the featured photographers. Watching talent from all over the world really gets me motivated to pick up my camera and go shoot.

For Technical Tips: Take & Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey

I actually haven’t watched this series in a while, but I’ve watched a ton of the older content. Gavin does a great job giving technical advice that you can use for certain situations. I don’t do much studio photography, but I feel like I know quite a bit about it after watching him do his thing.

For Gear Reviews & Fun: Kai W

Kai is a big name in the photography world, particularly from his time with DigitalRev TV. From the moment I first watched one of his videos, I was hooked on his humor and personality. He is enjoyable to watch and offers a lot of great information, especially when reviewing products. Before buying something, you should definitely see if he’s done a review to get a nice overview of what you can expect.

Got a favorite photography YouTube channel or playlist? I’d love to hear from you, so drop me a comment on the post or send me an email with your recommendations. If I like them enough, maybe I’ll add them to another post like this in the future!

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