Best Photography Channels to Follow in 2021

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If like me, you enjoy heading over to YouTube for photography inspiration, education and entertainment... you may like to see what and who I follow.

These are my favourite photography channels broken up into these groups:

  • Smartphone-photography specific channels
  • Photo composition channels
  • Creative ideas for your photography
  • Macro photography channels
  • Mobile photo editing tutorials
  • Creativity & storytelling channels
  • Photoshop & Lightroom (some tips are transferrable to mobile)
  • General photography (non-smartphone) tutorials
  • Lastly, subscribe to this channel!
Smartphone-Photography Specific Channels
Shayne Mostyn - Mobile Photography

The description provided on the channel:

G'day guys! Thanks for visiting my channel. On this channel, you will see two videos, each and every week, all about small sensor photography. Specifically, how to take night and low light photos with your phone. So if you would like to know how we take sensation night photos and astrophotography photos with your phone. Things like iPhone 11 pro astrophotography, s21 ultra astrophotography, pixel 4a astrophotography, and astrophotography iPhone 12 pro max. If you would like more tutorials and a free eBook, head over to my website www.phonephotoschool.com.au and pick it up.

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The iPhoneography Podcast Network

The description provided on the channel:

The iPhoneography Podcast is a show about all things related to practising photography with an iPhone. We talk about apps, techniques, the various iPhone cameras, editing and more.
I'm your host, Greg McMillan and I'm joined by my good friend, Dave Podnar. Thanks for joining us and we hope you enjoy the show.

https://iphoneography.ca

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David Addison

The description provided on the channel:

I give people the knowledge and confidence to go out and create the photos they want with the gear they have. So if you'd like regular, thorough and honest photography gear reviews, advice and tutorials then consider subscribing! Mulțumesc!

Curiosity 🤔 Strength 💪 Honour ✋

https://www.pisiculmeu.com

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How To Mobile Photo

This channel is all about beginner smartphone-specific tutorials. Videos range from portraits and pets to architecture and macro. This is a great channel to discover some of those hidden features on your smartphone and practical general capture techniques and more specific to different genres.

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Composition Photography Channels
Behind The Shot

The description provided on the channel:

On the Behind the Shot podcast we try to get inside the mind of great photographers by taking a closer look behind one of their shots, from conception to completion, and all the stories and challenges and stories that happen in-between. Join host Steve Brazill each show for a deep dive into one photographer's creative process. Be sure to check out some past episodes, with guests like Scott Kelby, Trey Ratcliff, Aaron Nace, plus Canon Explorers of Light Lindsay Adler, Roberto Valenzuela, Joel Grimes, Rick Sammon, David Bergman and more.

https://behindtheshot.tv

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KelbyOne - The Grid Podcast

The description provided on the channel:

Our passion, our goal, the thing that gets us out of bed in the morning is helping people create the kind of images they've always dreamed of. An important part of our job is looking at a technique or a concept and reverse engineering it, and then we break it down, and teach it step­-by-­step through our online classes, through Photoshop User magazine, through our quick tips videos, and through live seminars and conferences, so that anyone can learn — no matter where they are in their journey. Beginners learn from us. Intermediate level folks learn from us. Even advanced users come to us, too (everybody needs to keep learning new things, right?) In short, we are awesome at making the "hard stuff" simple, and that's why tens of thousands of people all over the world are a part of KelbyOne.

The Grid is a live talk show about photography, Photoshop & other industry-related topics that airs every Wednesday at 4:00pm ET

https://members.kelbyone.com/webcast

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Mike Chudley

The description provided on the channel:

I started making videos and taking photos as a bit of a joke then ended up enjoying it, a lot.

Short and sweet... OK, so I'll add a bit here. I fell in love with Mike's channel watching him walk around the streets of London with a chest-mounted camera. He effortlessly takes an awesome photo after another with minimal effort and a very keen eye for captivating compositions.

https://www.mikechudley.com

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Mike's course The Ultimate Street Photography Guide - click/tap here

Creative Photography - Inspiration
Jordi Koalitic

The description provided on the channel:

Official Youtube Channel of Jordi Koalitic - Creative photography / videography and behind the scenes.

Another brief description. Let me fill it out a little... Jordi's playlists include creative photography using light, photo & video editing, creative video, creative photography and behind the scenes, travel photography, photography at home, mobile photography and video, best photography ideas to make your photos viral. You can see why I love this channel!

https://www.jordikoalitic.com

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Photo Zender

The description provided on the channel: 

This channel is for all photography lovers out there. Hope you enjoy it.

Boom, that's it for the about description. The channel is consistent;y updated with quick bit-sized videos full of inspirational photography ideas.  

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COOPH - Cooperative of Photography

The description provided on the channel: 

COOPH videos showcase awesome DIY photography tutorials explaining tips, tricks and hacks. Every second contains pure undiluted photography inspiration. Welcome to COOPH, the Cooperative of Photography. COOPH is a photography apparel and accessories creator, as well as a community-focused Youtube channel that recognizes and supports people passionate about photography. It is the very first brand to produce stylish and functional clothing specifically designed with photographers in mind. From our specialized apparel and accessories to our popular online magazine and YouTube channel, everything we do works towards recognizing and supporting the people behind the lens.

https://store.cooph.com

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Macro Photography Channels
Stewart Wood Art

The description provided on the channel: 

My name is Stewart Wood and I'm a macro photographer who invites you to follow my journey into macro photography, as I learn new techniques so do you!

Playlists include Macro Monday, Computer Tips, Photography Tips, Tricks and Tutorials, Image Processing Tips, Tricks and Tutorials, Tricks and Tutorials, Appearances, Vlogs, Video Tips, Tricks and Tutorials, Live Streams, Macro Adventures, Product Reviews and Unboxing.

https://www.stewartwood.com

Stewart's course 'Rose - How To Photograph Your Pet Jumping Spider'

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Adaptalux

The description provided on the channel:

We are passionate photographers specialising in macro. We created the Adaptalux Studio, the best lighting solution for creative macro photography. On youtube, we share macro photography tutorials, ideas and inspiration as well as tips & tricks for using the Adaptalux Studio to light your images and videos in amazing new ways. Find out more at adaptalux.com and subscribe today to join the Adaptalux community!

https://adaptalux.com

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Micael Widell

The description provided on the channel:

Swedish photographer. Macro Photography, Flower Photography, Portraits and Lens Reviews. Also known as mwroll.

Playlists include POV Photography, My camera and lens collection, Beginners in macro photography, watch these first, Macro Focus Stacking, Macro Lens Reviews, Photography Inspiration, Photo walks, Lens reviews, Gear reviews and  Photography tips

https://micaelwidell.com/author/micael

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Smartphone-specific mobile editing
NavEdits

The description provided on the channel:

I do tutorials that help you edit photos. My name is Nagesh Vasu (NAV). Watch out for tutorials on Snapseed, Lightroom Mobile and Photoshop on Desktop. Here I will be sharing my techniques personally.

Playlists include Black & White Editing on Mobile, Snapseed Essentials, Photoshop Tutorials, Snapseed Double Exposure Tutorials, Mobile Portrait Editing in Snapseed & Lightroom and Lightroom Mobile tutorials

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Tina Dao

The description provided on the channel:

My name is Tina. Some call me a Snapseed guru - I just like sharing all my editing secrets. Subscribe for all that fun jizz, with a sprinkle of fashion and entertainment. 

Although Tina is not regularly publishing content. The originalSnapseed videos posted some time ago are well worth a look.

http://www.simplyteee.com

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Shailesh Editing zone

The description provided on the channel:

Hey Fam. Welcome To Shailesh Editing Zone. All Types Photo Editing And Photography Tutorial

Although this YouTube is spoken in Hindi... I watch the video with the sound muted. Quite often, I will pick up a new technique or an alternate use for a common tool.

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Creative and Storytelling in Photography
Ralph Mayhew Photography

The description provided on the channel:

Hey hey, I'm Ralph and I'm a photographer based on the Gold Coast, in Australia. Join me so we can be inspired and equipped creatively to do epic things we once couldn't imagine we'd be able to do with photography.

I'd love to get to know you and learn from you, so why not come create with me as we learn more about the creativity and skill of photography and video together!

https://www.ralphmayhew.photography

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The Art of Photography

The description provided on the channel:

My name is Ted Forbes and I make videos about photography. I've been making photographs most of my life and I have a tremendously deep passion for photography that I want to share with you on YouTube. The Art of Photography is my channel and I produce photography videos to provide a 360 degree look into the world of making images. Let's do this together! I make videos covering famous photographers, photography techniques, composition, the history of photography and more. I also have a strong community of photographers who watch the show and we frequently do social media challenges for photographers to submit their own work. I feature the best and most interesting on the show when we do these so come check it out and get involved!

https://theartofphotography.tv

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Sorelle Amore - Photography Insights Playlist

The description provided on the channel:

Australian in Iceland • Travel • Photography • Storytelling 

Sorelle is a photographer, videographer, YouTuner nad creator. Sorelle has an infectious energy that makes her very polished videos entertaining to watch. 

http://advancedselfie.co

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Thomas Heaton

The description provided on the channel:

This channel is all (Mostly) about landscape photography. Follow me as I venture into the outdoors to photograph some of the most stunning landscapes in the world.

Check out the playlist - binge watch EVERYTHING from 'On Location'.

www.thomasheaton.co.uk

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Tyler Stalman

The description provided on the channel:

Talking about the creative tools we use for our professional photo and video production. 

Playlists include The iPhone, Learn Lightroom & Photoshop, Learn Final Cut Pro, Improve Your Filmmaking and Photography, Podcasting, Gadgets & Games, All About Apple and Camera Gear.

https://www.stalmanpodcast.com

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Sean Tucker

The description provided on the channel:

I'm more interested in the 'why' of photography than in the 'how'. There are loads of channels out there enthusiastically giving you gear reviews and top ten lists, but that's not this channel. There will be practical tips along the way, but the meat of what I want to share with you won't be tech-heavy.  Besides, I believe that a photographer who really sees, but has a cheap camera; will produce better images than a photographer with the best gear, but no vision... every time. I'm not a daily vlogger, I'm not even a  weekly one. The most I can manage at the moment is about once a month. But that also means that I'm not going to fill this channel with repeats of other info online or attempt to stretch a little bit of content a long way. I want every video to feel fresh and rich. Hopefully, that makes them worth the wait.

https://www.seantucker.photography

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Photoshop and Lightroom Educators
PHLEARN

The description provided on the channel:

PHLEARNing Photoshop will feel like you've got a friend right there walking you through it - and you do! You'll get the most of Aaron's 15+ years of experience in Photoshop, and 10+ years of experience teaching it, to learn the how's and why's of this powerful program. Take another big step toward Photoshop-mastery with PHLEARN PRO at phlearn.com, and support the channel!

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PiXimperfect

The description provided on the channel:

PiXimperfect, hosted by Unmesh Dinda, is a free resource for learning Photoshop and Lightroom. We believe in learning the concept, rather than learning the steps so that you can translate "your" imagination visually to the world. This will make you a better decision-maker, rather than letting others make decisions for you. Since every situation is different and the definition of "beauty" is subjective, it is essential that you master the approach, and then the steps will automatically follow. Our motto is "Keep Creating." We always say to our students: "Don't worry so much about the quality, because time will improve it. Don't spend so much time getting things pixel-perfect, so that you end up not finishing it. Just 'Keep Creating,' and your consistency will take care of the rest."

PiXimperfect is free, and will always be. Support the cause: https://pix.live/patreon

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Signature Edits

The description provided on the channel:

Hands-on tutorials for photographers. Free Lightroom Presets, Photography Templates & Editing Tutorials. Improve your photography. 

Topics include: Photography tips and tutorials, Editing techniques, Lightroom tips & workflows, Free Lightroom Presets & Marketing Resources

https://www.signatureedits.com

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General Photography Channels
Apalapse

The description provided on the channel:

Hello everyone and welcome to Apalapse! On this channel you will find a wide range of educational photography content curated in an easy-to-follow animated style. If you want to learn photography the easy way, then follow me for the best education there is!

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Leigh theSnapChick

The description provided on the channel:

Hi! I'm SnapChick. My channel is about photography as an art form and as a lifestyle, with a healthy dose of technology thrown in. Here's what you'll see... field trips, Q&A's, techniques, photo shoots from concept to finished product, photography gear reviews, gadget reviews, art topics, photography basics, modeling and general fun! I post new videos every week so subscribe here on YouTube, follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Google+, and join in on the conversation!

http://www.snapchick.com

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Mark Harrison

The description provided on the channel:

Welcome to my channel!

When browsing my channel, I hope you'll be motivated to experience the world, try new things, and challenge yourself. Playlists FCP Tutorials, Luminar Tutorials, Lightroom Editing Tutorials, OAD TRIP with RHONDA, Videography Tutorials, Photography and Social media and Travel Edits.

Enjoy and consider subscribing!

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Improve Photography

The description provided on the channel:

Improve Photography is one of the largest photography communities on the web with over 1 million followers on social media. Many of the videos on the channel are on-location clips as Jim Harmer and the other hosts of the Improve Photography podcasts travel the world to meet up and shoot with readers of Improve Photography.

https://improvephotography.com

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Mango Street

The description provided on the channel:

Photography tutorials that don't waste your time. Playlists include Beginner Photography, #StayHome Video Series, Master Lightroom, Photo Challenges, Behind the Scenes, Mobile Photography, Shooting & Editing Video, Photo Editing, Photo Critiques

https://mangostreetpresets.com

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Smartphone Photography Training

Of course, I am going to include my own channel in the list!

The description provided on the channel:

G'day, I'm Mike.

At Smartphone Photography Training, I help mobile photo enthusiasts like you intuitively create your next favourite photo using a systematic process. I know, that statement is an oxymoron... but, it works. Having a system is the key to become more creative.

Topics covered include photo intention, storytelling, composition, camera features, photos in business and other genre-specific techniques, camera and photo editing apps, capture and mobile editing techniques and more...

Twice weekly videos are jargon-free to help you realise what YOU are capable of achieving on your existing device.

Check out the community, free tutorials, podcast episodes, courses and more at www.smartphonephotography.club

Passionate - Creative - Curious
- Mike

https://www.smartphonephotographytraining.com

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