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Must Follow YouTube Channels

Top 10 YouTube Channels

…for Photo & Video Enthusiasts

Photography and videography have certainly grown into popular art forms, letting artists express themselves in creative and engaging new ways.

In more recent years, photographers and videographers alike have taken to YouTube to teach others about their craft through tips, tutorials, behind the scenes shoots, and so much more.

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With that being said, we’re going to tell you about 10 YouTube channels we think all photo and video enthusiasts should be following if they really want to step up their game.

1. B&H Photo Video

Aside from selling gear for photographers and videographers, B&H runs an established YouTube channel focused on teaching photographers and videographers how to perfect their skills.

They offer tips and tricks, product reviews, and they occasionally feature some well-known names in the industry.

B&H is perfect for those who are looking for an informative channel and want to stay abreast with new gear and trends in photography and videography.

2. Phlearn

Phlearn is a super useful YouTube channel run by Aaron Nace. It is great for those who want to learn more about how to use Photoshop.

Nace gives in-depth tutorials of some of the best tools in Photoshop in an easy-to-follow-along sort of way.

Check it out for useful skills such as creating effects, removing objects, and understanding the power of various tools in Photoshop and how to use them to your advantage.

Phlearn is perfect for beginner photographers who want to advance their post-processing skills.

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3. Film Riot

Film Riot is run by Ryan Connolly who explores the art of filmmaking through experimentation of effects.

With a comedic touch, he gives very informative how-to guides and product reviews on the latest technology to help you enhance your filmmaking skills.

Film Riot is perfect for aspiring filmmakers who want to learn some of the techniques used by the pros.

4. Trey Ratcliff

Trey Ratcliff is a Fine Art and Travel photographer whose YouTube videos are perfect for other travel photographers looking for tips to better their photography.

You also get a front row seat to some of the places he travels around the world. If you are a photographer looking to get more adventurous with your camera, Ratcliff will be great for you.


COOPH offers a fun approach to teaching photography. Mainly focused on DIY projects, they provide various hacks that can make your photography experience simpler.

Their DIY videos range from how to make a photography studio at home to fun ideas to enhance your photography experience.

If you’re a photographer looking for a fresh perspective, then check out COOPH’s videos.

6. Philip Bloom

Philip Bloom is a director and filmmaker. His YouTube channel focuses on anything video related. He offers product reviews on things like tripods and cameras.  In addition, he shares behind the scenes video shoots of places he’s traveled.

Although Bloom doesn’t post as much as the other YouTubers listed when he does, you can expect a very worthwhile video. Bloom’s videos are perfect for videographers looking to understand and learn more about the process of filmmaking.

7. Casey Neistat

Casey Neistat is a popular YouTube personality and filmmaker. His YouTube channel has 6 million+ subscribers and certainly for good reason.

His YouTube channel has 6 million+ subscribers and certainly for good reason.

On his channel, you can find a mix of adventurous vlogs and product reviews of the latest tech in video.

If you are a videographer looking for new trends to enhance your experience or you just want to go through a journey of Neistat’s video process, be sure to check him out.

8. Cinematography Database

Run by Matt Workman, this YouTube channel has certainly become home to many aspiring videographers. Workman’s engaging video content focuses on anything related to cinematography.

He provides videos about things like creating digital like film to tips on the best investments for people who are pursuing a filmmaking career.

Workman’s videos are excellent for those who want to learn a range of things in videography, and those who are looking to expand their skills into the world of film.

9. DigitalRev

DigitalRev is considered to be the most watched photography YouTube Channel and for good reason. They take a very comedic and engaging approach to their photo content.

The team behind DigitalRev makes learning photography fun through challenges, behind the scenes shots, and reviewing some of the best products in the photo.

You can find them testing a pro photographer’s skills by making them take pictures with a cheap camera or you can watch an in-depth review of one of your favorite cameras.

DigitalRev is very versatile in their content, so if you are a photographer wanting to learn many things about photography, and you want to have fun while doing it, DigitalRev is the place for you.

10. Tony and Chelsea Northup

Tony and Chelsea Northup provide a channel that contains invaluable information for aspiring photographers. You can find topics ranging from photography tips, tutorials, gear reviews, and tips for Photoshop and Lightroom.

If you are gear-obsessed, but also want to build your photo skills with some of the best tips, Tony and Chelsea Northup’s YouTube videos would certainly be a great start.

If you are gear-obsessed, but also want to build your photo skills with some of the best tips, Tony and Chelsea Northup’s YouTube videos would certainly be a great start.

These photographers and videographers are some of the best on YouTube.

So, if you are looking to expand your knowledge and perfect your skills in either photography or videography, be sure to check out these awesomely helpful teachers!


  • Jennifer is specialized in photography writing and has regularly contributed articles to sites like PictureCorrect, Phlearn Magazine, and PhotoWorkout. Photography and art has always been a huge passion of hers.

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