Top YouTube channels for photography

Top YouTube channels for photography

With over 1.8 billion monthly users, YouTube is climbing the ranks as one of the most visited sites worldwide. Whether you’re there for funny cat videos, tech reviews, or to watch one of your favorite personalities, YouTube has a little something for everyone. For photographers, YouTube can entertain and serve as a resource at the same time.

As part of our new camera category, we want to make it easy for our users to discover camera resources – so we scoured YouTube looking for people who post helpful and engaging videos about their experience with photography. Here are a few of our favorite YouTube channels that focus on photography and camera gear:


#1 Kinotika

As the host of Kinotika, Dave Altizer started his channel in August, 2017 to post camera reviews while offering a comedic twist. New videos come out every Wednesday and Friday and are described as “gear reviews that don’t suck.” If you’re looking for a little humor, while staying up to date on camera news, we recommend Kinotika.

Videos we enjoy by Kinotika:

  1. GoPro HERO 5 vs. 6 Comparison: Should You Upgrade?
  2. The BEST CANON CAMERA IS…(Featuring Justin Reves and Brandon Washington)

#2 Joy Michelle Photography

Joy is a wedding photographer who creates videos about photography tips and tricks and how to run a photography business. Her videos provide inspiration and ideas that are especially helpful for entrepreneurs hoping to make a living with their photography.

Videos we enjoy by Joy Michelle Photography:

  1. Best Camera Gear for Beginners | Nikon and Canon!
  2. What I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Photographer
  3. What’s in my Camera Bag

#3 The Everyday Dad

For people who love all things tech, The Everyday Dad reviews everything from DSLR cameras to phones to drones. His videos offer in-depth reviews of some of the latest gear and some older gear to see how it holds up to today’s tech standards. He makes it easy to understand some of the most complicated gear with his catchphrase, “If I can figure it out, you can figure it out!”

Videos we enjoy by The Everyday Dad:

  1. The Future of Action Camera’s? The GoPro Fusion Unboxing and Initial Impressions!
  2. WHATS in my CAMERA BAG?! Summer 2018!
  3. Panasonic Lumix G7 A GREAT beginners camera or the GREATEST beginners camera?

#4 that1cameraguy

As the host of that1cameraguy, Danny’s channel is all about camera tutorials, reviews and guides on almost exclusively Sony gear. Danny says, “I wouldn’t call myself a professional but more like an amateur/enthusiast, which is what a lot of you out there are.” We recommend his channel especially for people just getting started and who want to learn more about Sony mirrorless cameras.

Videos we enjoy by that1cameraguy:

  1. Which Sony Mirrorless Camera Should You Buy?
  2. Which 50mm Lens Should You Buy for Sony Full Frame? Buying Guide 2018
  3. Should You Buy the Sony a6000 in 2018?

#5 TheSnapChick

Brittany Leigh is TheSnapChick, a photographer who travels the world, capturing the beauty of the earth through her camera lens. Brittany’s channel talks about what gear is best for travel photography, tips for taking photos in new spaces, and provides inspiration on where to travel.

Videos we enjoy by TheSnapChick:

  1. Photography Travel Necessities
  2. Nikon, Sony, Leica… Oh My! Sony a7R III, Leica CL, Nikon Z7
  3. What Cameras Did I Bring On My Road Trip?


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