I am writing a blog about how I am learning to master photography. In my previous blog i did the introduction of the subjects that are important for me to getting better and better each time I am walking on the streets of do other kind of photography projects.
Part 2 - YouTube knowledge and inspiration
I love video, I love music and I try to bring photo's to life by creating a video of these still images. I produce music for a longer time than I am doing photography at the moment. So; I took the opportunity to produce my own sound and music under these images capture in New York one year ago.
Youtube can either be a goal or just a way to inspire yourself. Many people are talking about gear, technology, composition, color, bnw and much much more.
Let me share the videos I use in the magic world of YouTube to help you further in your own journey.
I use YouTube to learn more in the following subjects:
- Youtube (technical/inspirational)
- Technical tutorial videos
- Inspirational videos
- Photo review videos
Let me share your links of my resources. I must say, Youtube is king to learn skills, technology and also workflows to work faster and better.
Street photography inspiration:
- See how two famous street photographers are doing challenges and see them working:
- How to take better photos under challenging environments (airport)
- The Youtube channel Street Level Photography makes movies with a top selection of street photos every month. They credit the photographer, and it can help you expand your library of great photographers. These movies don’t have a voiceover to tell you about these images. Just watch and get inspired:
- Street Level Photography top selection – May 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQ9Pt3JBEXI
- Street Level Photography top selection – January 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IpX77dEhQc
- Street Level Photography top selection – the best 60 photos of 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_R9J3QlOhM
- Sean Tucker has some great videos about how he is doing street photography
Color - Black & White - Reflections -
One of the YouTube channels I just discovered is The Candid Frame photography. The host is Ibarionex Perello and has a great voice to listen for hours to him. He has written a book “Chasing Light” to improve your photography using available light. https://www.youtube.com/user/lafotoboy
His podcast are about:
- Reviewing street photos
- Practical techniques when you are on the street to improve your photography skills. It is not about the camera at all.
- Finding inspiration
- He is showing you a lot of images.
Besides street photography, I am interested in urban photoshoots and therefore I watch many kind of photography tutorials to understand all the aspects that comes with photography and photo editting.
One of Sean Tucker’s latest videos is about how to nail exposure with manual mode on the streets.
I am using a FujiFilm X100F with a 23mm lens and I can learn more how to shoot portraits with this camera. Mango streets has amazing short videos with all kind of short and clear tutorials, I love them. Check their Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5bp5_6h-ZxkBz6S_33ZUVg A couple of their videos I watch from time to time.
- Shooting portraits with 24mm lens - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Th_sl1HSbrY
- Portrait Location ideas (90 sec) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dpP6Qt48wM
- How to pose friends who aren’t models - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xWxpunlZ2w
- Taking your photos to the next level with Color Theory - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVA5nsOC0qE
From Peter mcKinnon, I like his Low Light photo / Neon light videos. This guy is amazingly creative with low light environments.
Low light photography – taking better shots in bad conditions - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paG6a6wlwto
I am working more and more with Photoshop, to give my photos the extra touch. I want to tease people take a closer look. This takes a lot of time learning about photoshop and what all the features can do for you.
There are a couple of YouTube channels that I follow with great tutorials. I will share my most viewed and appreciated tutorials that I am using for my photography.
Piximperfect are slick well-produced videos, check his YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMrvLMUITAImCHMOhX88PYQ . Clear explanation and give me the knowledge for certain things I try to do with my photos when I am working in Photoshop.
- 6 steps to nail Instagram Quality - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4icVUO_nRQM&t=756s
- How to match subject with background - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZnXQZWejPg
- Photoshop blending modes Explained - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGTbOfhyXnA
- Using high pass layers to sharpen - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Km-vamYhknY
- The Secret code to perfect skin tones - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wvr8LCSuFjE&t=125s
This is part two about how I learn photography from a YoutTube perspective. I love to be on the streets and do a more artistic form of photography. I would like to take more portraits of people with natural light and I am working towards more urban photoshoots in the near future.
I learn a lot from youtube and try to use this when I am photographing.
The next part is about Pinterest. A social a srouce to learn, prepare and inspire.
Thank you for reading and I hope to see you back soon!
All the best,