Quality YouTube channels?

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Bill Ferris
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A little change if pace, here, but if you enjoy and are inspired by other photographers and their work, check out the B&H Event Space: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA2A7966A44E77011

If you are into landscapes, sports, wedding, portraiture, wildlife, street or other photographic genres, you'll find a video in the Event Space by a photographer who does outstanding work in that field.

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kvilsav New Member • Posts: 1
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Hey!

If you are looking for new channels I can suggest ours. We are focusing on photography and tech. Just recently released a review on a Fuji lens that is near and dear to us. Check out the channel, we would be thrilled to get another fellow photographer as our subscriber.

https://www.youtube.com/a2kmedia

Best Regards,

Kristine and Anton

JS Burnie
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LOL.  You forgot SnapChick.  

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01Ryan10
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All of the photography channels I subscribe to below.  I know...it's a lot.  It usually equates to 1-3 videos a day that I really am interested in.

Adam Gibbs

Adorama

Alyn Wallace

Andrew Marr

B&H Photo Video

Ben Home

Brendan Van Son

Chris Sale

Christopher Frost

COOPH

Darren Miles

David Johnston

Dustin Abbott

Eric Rossi

Evan Ranft

FotoTripper

Fuji Guys Channel

Gareth Danks

Gordon Laing

Hentry Turner

Ian Worth

James Popsys

Lee Zavitz

Lonely Speck

Mads Peter Iversen

Mark Denney

Matt Granger

Matthew Storer

Michael Breltung

Michael Shainblum

Milky Way Mike

Ming Cai

Majahid Ur Rehman

Nigel Danson

Nightscape Images

Omar Gonzalez Photography

Perea Photography

Peter Zelinka

Photo Tom

PhotoRec TV

The Art of Photography

The Slanted Lens

Theoria Apophasis

Thomas Heaton

Tony & Chelsea Norton

Andy Mumford

AstroBackyard

Ben Kapur

Capture One Pro

Dave Morrow

Diego McCartney

Elia Locardi

Finding Middle Earth

First Man Photography

Fstoppers

Jacques Gaines

Joshua Cripps Photography

KentuckyMan30

Mark Wallace

Nick Carver

Nick Page

Photog Adventurers

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DeputyDD Junior Member • Posts: 40
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Not really a review channel but does great comparison videos usually between Sony/Canon/Nikon/Fuji. Shows that spending 3 times the amount on that 85 F1.2 Canon RF over the 56mm F1.2 may not be worth it....

Xing Liu

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3dvtYHCP33UG1ZGlIf_B6w

TonyGN10 Regular Member • Posts: 396
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01Ryan10 wrote:

All of the photography channels I subscribe to below. I know...it's a lot. It usually equates to 1-3 videos a day that I really am interested in.

Adam Gibbs

Adorama

Alyn Wallace

Andrew Marr

B&H Photo Video

Ben Home

Brendan Van Son

Chris Sale

Christopher Frost

COOPH

Darren Miles

David Johnston

Dustin Abbott

Eric Rossi

Evan Ranft

FotoTripper

Fuji Guys Channel

Gareth Danks

Gordon Laing

Hentry Turner

Ian Worth

James Popsys

Lee Zavitz

Lonely Speck

Mads Peter Iversen

Mark Denney

Matt Granger

Matthew Storer

Michael Breltung

Michael Shainblum

Milky Way Mike

Ming Cai

Majahid Ur Rehman

Nigel Danson

Nightscape Images

Omar Gonzalez Photography

Perea Photography

Peter Zelinka

Photo Tom

PhotoRec TV

The Art of Photography

The Slanted Lens

Theoria Apophasis

Thomas Heaton

Tony & Chelsea Norton

Andy Mumford

AstroBackyard

Ben Kapur

Capture One Pro

Dave Morrow

Diego McCartney

Elia Locardi

Finding Middle Earth

First Man Photography

Fstoppers

Jacques Gaines

Joshua Cripps Photography

KentuckyMan30

Mark Wallace

Nick Carver

Nick Page

Photog Adventurers

Wow - that is quite a list! We have quite an overlap. In case you haven't seen them, can I suggest just a few more for you? If you like trees, Simon Baxter (he also has a great dog, Megs). And Robin Whalley - IMO a fine landscape photographer and a mine of great demos and advice on post-processing. And finally, if you like snow...Morten Hilmer - epic!!!

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guitarjeff
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guitarjeff wrote:

The one and only, Ken Wheeler, lots of good info if you wade through. Tons of lens stuff, good reviews of Fuji cameras and lenses, practical stuff like sensor cleaning, best vid on YT showing a cleaning, up close and easy to see. I find him funny and self-deprecating, but the nuggets of good info are there a plenty.

I like Jim Nix and The art of Photography because they do a lot of Luminar and Topaz stuff. I have gotten to really like Topaz plugs over the years. I got Luminar 4 as a gift for my biryhday in November and I just love it too.

There are always new ones popping up.

What I don't like is having to sit through am amateur comedy act with some of them. Many of them just take the comedy overboard when I just want good info. I actually subscribed to one and thanked him for not making me sit through a comedy routine, it was refreshing.

I mixed up "art of photography" with "The joy of editing". I enjoy his channel and his Luminar and Topaz product demonstrations. I like his little Acoustic guitar song at the beginning as well, lol.

atalwar Contributing Member • Posts: 658
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I recently came across this and can't stop watching.

Not technical, but very nicely done and inspiring wildlife photography : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYzMdQa5aD6dnKHLdBxDMkw

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airwilf
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When I switched over to mirrorless , I discovered Mike Browne in England. From an enthusiasts point of view, he manages to keep it clear & simple without going overboard on technical specs. He manages to get people to come back & retain their interest in photography , especially when things go wrong or when people go out to shoot and don't understand why they can't get that cover photo shot.

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Easychair Regular Member • Posts: 177
mine with a portrait/fashion/lighting slant

No particular order...

Adorama

Jeff Rojas

Daniel Norton

Peter Coulson

Joe Edelman

Grip Tips

Felix Kunze

Jamie Windsor

Stockezy

Willem Verbeeck

Mango Street

Sean Tucker

Joe McNally

AminF Contributing Member • Posts: 614
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Definitely yours - and mine would be the other one they should add to the list

Tons of cameras, no skill - I'm a YouTuber viewer's dream (oh, is that sarcasm I hear...?)

If anyone does reply to your question with good info on how to get people coming back I'll be doing the same as you and paying close attention!

And here's my street photo attempts (with a review of a workshop).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InJIHTqPlXs

In my case I used the Nikon Z6 with 50mm S lens.

btw, I checked out your video and your shots are great - I liked the hyperlapse style POV video. Very nice indeed.

Ralph Lemarechal wrote:

Half kidding, with one new video and close to 0 experience ...
That said, I'm curious to read what makes people go back to a chanel again and again. Quality in itself has so little and so much meaning at the same time.
Anyhow, I will follow that thread as I might learn how to improve my baby chanel.

Just in case, if you are into street photography ( current video shot with X-pro3, but next video will show pictures taken with X-Pro3 too, not just the video).

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtaBbmznFPAMYYIlEeS6TPQ

AminF Contributing Member • Posts: 614
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James Popsys is funny - he's got a pretty deadpan style of humour. He takes some nice photos too! I took delivery of his 2018 photo book the other week. There are some lovely shots in there. I'm not really into landscape so much yet, but his work and Thomas Heaton's and Nigel Danson's all make me want to get into it.

Grumpyrocker wrote:

Obviously Chris and Jordan, been watching them for years.

Current favourite channel is James Popsys. I like his style and humour.

Used to watch a lot of Thomas Heaton, but his "walk all day, press the shutter once, walk back" approach to photography is so alien to how I enjoy the hobby that I can't watch his channel anymore.

AminF Contributing Member • Posts: 614
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Some nice sample photos from that lens - I especially like the one at 2:08.

Not sure it would be my choice of lens for how I shoot, but I appreciated the photos you showed.

kvilsav wrote:

Hey!

If you are looking for new channels I can suggest ours. We are focusing on photography and tech. Just recently released a review on a Fuji lens that is near and dear to us. Check out the channel, we would be thrilled to get another fellow photographer as our subscriber.

https://www.youtube.com/a2kmedia

Best Regards,

Kristine and Anton

Bob Yanal
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Has Damian Brown been mentioned? I recommend his channel.

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TheLiamGordon New Member • Posts: 1
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Not sure if my channel counts for quality. But I try to make more process driven videos by filming my street photography sessions. Been doing it for about a year now so theres plently videos to watch.

https://www.youtube.com/theliamgordon

Cheers!

AminF Contributing Member • Posts: 614
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Just watched your vlog 13. Enjoyed the whole process and thinking behind it.

TheLiamGordon wrote:

Not sure if my channel counts for quality. But I try to make more process driven videos by filming my street photography sessions. Been doing it for about a year now so theres plently videos to watch.

https://www.youtube.com/theliamgordon

Cheers!

Chrisd999
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I have to admit I watch way more YouTube than I ought to. I’ll split my favourite channels up into Fuji X shooters and non-Fuji-shooters, roughly in order from best to very good, as follows:

PRIMARILY FUJI X SHOOTERS:

  • Danae & Andrew
  • Omar Gonzalez
  • Andy Mumford
  • Ian Worth
  • Reggie Ballesteros
  • Pal2tech
  • Gajan Balan 
  • Damian Brown (mostly Fuji)
  • Gareth Danks
  • Evan Ranft
  • KentuckyMan30
  • Frederik Tovatten
  • Kevin Mullins
  • Mike Browne
  • Lee Zavitz 
  • Bigheadtaco 
  • Jacques Gaines 
  • Chris Boland
  • Roman Fox
  • Jayshooter
  • John Armstrong Photography
  • Belowzero 
  • Hvris
  • Kirk Williamson
  • Wai Lam (video centric)
  • Chris Orange (new)
  • Dylan Goldby & Roy Cruz (both not too active now 😩)

NON FUJI SHOOTERS:

  • Thomas Heaton (sort of Fuji shooter now))
  • Art of Photography
  • DPReview TV (Chris & Jordan)
  • Sean Tucker
  • Jamie Windsor
  • James Brew
  • Fstoppers
  • Adam Gibbs
  • Nigel Danson
  • e6 Vlogs
  • First Man Photography
  • Brendon van Son
  • James Popsys
  • Elia Locardi
  • Gordon Laing
  • Mattias Burling (and his French bulldog)
  • Dustin Abbott 
  • Christopher Frost
  • Camera Conspiracies 
  • Gerald Undone 
  • Lonely Speck (please come back and stay!)
  • Matt Kloskowski
  • Matt Granger
  • Michael the Maven
  • Anthony Morganti
  • Chris Sale
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I enjoy Mattias Burling, and Kai Man Wong, very different, but both enjoyable, and informative.

HarpoSmile
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Seems nobody recommended the Maarten Heilbron channel. He makes a big effort in each review and it's very useful.

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notmyrealname Regular Member • Posts: 181
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For Fuji, my favorites are:

  • Danae & Andrew
  • Omar Gonzalez
  • Damian Brown
  • Evan Ranft

I like channels that talk about their experience using the gear (as opposed to rattling off specs, which we can get ourselves from any retailer) and share the images (good and bad) that were captured.

I like when Evan goes w/ the GoPro and does his photo walks, splicing in some of the images.

Omar is fantastic. Great personality and gives real world impressions. I like that he shares his 'hits' and 'misses'.

I try to avoid Danae & Andrew as much as possible, as it just makes me want to buy an XF 16 again.

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