The analog photography presents on youtube is growing but lets face it, at the end of the day there's really only a handful of people who are really noticed. There are a couple of channels that stick out more than others but believe it or not, there are TONS of awesome analog photography channels that are still on the rise and don't get the attention they deserve. This list was compiled based on some of my favorite film channels out there, folks who not only shoot 35mm but medium format and even large format. I support all of these guys 100% and I think you should too. These are only based on the channels that I could think of off the top of my head and also uploading frequency. If there is a channel that isn't included I apologize, I do ask you leave the name of the channel in the comment section down below. Let's get started!
1.) Nick Exposed - Nick Exposed an analog photography channel ran by mastermind Nick Mayo. Nick shares his experiences with creative process, various DIY videos for the analog photographer and also runs a series called Two Minute Tuesday (He had it before Peter McKinnon). Nick has been pumping out content weekly and is very active on his instagram account. I've watched him when I first started and I'm sure you won't regret watching him now. Check him out!
2.) Murphy's Film - My buddy Garth is an analog photographer based out of the UK. He takes you through his experiences with film including photo walks, developing tutorials and much more! He also covers topics such as sunny 16 and various informational material as well that can truly help the learning photographer. One thing that I love about Murphy'sfilm is that not only does he love his hear but he also loves his #Instantcoffee Garth has a growing presence and he recently purchased a new digital camera for his videos so I HIGHLY recommend you guys check him out and subscribe!
3.) TimothyMakeups - Tim was one of the first people I've ever watched on youtube. I always knew him as the guy who shoots his videos in black and white. Timothy Ditzler, a documentary/analog photographer based out of Nashville Tennessee vlogs about his photographic journeys. Documenting the encounters he has in his everyday life. His videos are beautiful showing purity and capturing what he see's. A recent piece of work that was very inspirational was a photo of a dead deer. The way he explains the beauty in the photo and the approach he takes within that video just blew, me, away. Please subscribe to TimothyMakeups if you're not already.
4.) Analog Insights - Analog Insights is ran by two analog photographers Max and Jules. Their channel consist of photography experiments, film reviews and as well as my favorite, camera reviews. These guys make QUALITY videos that are extremely information weather you're just starting out or have been with film for years. One series in particular called "The Story Behind The Shoot" takes you behind the scenes of a shot or shoot and gives you some ground and insight at what goes on when crafting their images. Very compelling series that I'm sure a lot of you will enjoy! If you're into gear and amazing photography definitely subscribe to Analog Insights.
5.) Pushing Film - This group of analog photographers from Melbourne Australia share their passion of film photography and as their name suggest they "Push Film". Their channel explodes with different gear reviews, interviews and guides! They cover different film stocks and offer some top notch production value. This team has been killing the game and i strongly suggest you subscribe!
6.) Matt Day - If you're an analog shooter and you watch a lot of youtube videos, you're probably already subscribed to Matt Day. For the slim percent of you who aren't Matt posts informational videos as well as gear reviews. Something that sets Matt apart is his ability to connect photography in his personal life and also offer informative content. This allows him to put out videos with ease so I recommend if not already, subscribe to Matt Day!
7.) Viva La film - The creator behind this operation is Jess. Jess takes you behind the scenes shooting different cameras and sharing her experiences. She has 13 videos on her channel as of now and has a total of 9 episodes in her series of shooting different cameras. Of those episodes she has a video on the highly sought after Olympus MJU II as well as the Nikon F3! Her channel is fresh and ready to grow so definitely if you enjoy a good watch and wanna see certain cameras in use, subscribe to Viva La Film.
8.) Mike Janik - Mike Janik, a Toronto based analog photographer takes you through his time out shooting by incorporating POV's and also making videos on different analog cameras. His video on the Olympus XA is what influenced me to find one and his uptempo but very chill personality adds to feel of his videos. He also has this dope orange wall where he records a lot of his videos. Subscribe to the man of good luck and good light!
9.) Old Cameras - The next channel I'm gonna talk about is one that I watch on a weekly basis. His content is based on old cameras (film cameras) as his title suggest but also experiences, gear reviews and much more. A lot of his video work is shot in black an white which adds to the theme of his channel. He's done tons, and I mean TONS of camera gear reviews in the past and I believe he's based out of the UK so if you wanna see some amazing UK photography and more gear reviews subscribe to Old Cameras here
10.) Awesome Cameras - Joey from Awesome Cameras, a channel with videos "about anything pertaining to cameras that are AWESOME!" Is what his about page reads. This channel explodes with a variety of videos such as camera reviews, film photography challenged and even camera comparison videos to help you decide on which camera to buy. Awesome cameras is a channel you MUST subscribe to as the hard work and content they put out is top notch! Subscribe to them here
11.) Eduardo Pavez Goye - Lastly we have Eduardo Pavez Goye a street photographer based out in the UK (I believe he's originally from Chile). His channel is based around shooting different cameras, trying them out and giving a little insight to what he thinks about them. What I love about Ed's work on youtube is that he takes you guys with him out shooting in almost everyone one of his videos. He shows you the exact moment when he captures a photo by having someone video tape him. Even just watching his shot film episodes can teach you a lot about street photography. This is one of the channels that I learned from when I started so if you're into street photography, photography and general and wanna see MORE camera reviews, he's definitely worth the sub.
So there you have it! 11 analog photography channels you should follow. Like i said in the beginning if there are any that I din't include please feel free to comment down below the new of the channel! Enjoy. #MinoltaGang