My Favourite Landscape Photography YouTube Channels




I’ve looked to YouTube for advice and inspiration when it comes to landscape photography, and these are the channels that I watch that offer something a little more than your average “follow me whilst I go out taking photos” vlogs – although don’t get me wrong, there is a lot of value in watching someone’s personal approach to photography whatever the format 🙂

I’d love to hear what you think of these channels, and what your favourite channels are in the comments!

In no particular order:

Simon Booth
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN6SJ2ZewJXjEXFhorHWlug

Nigel Danson
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkJld-AoXurbT2jDnfM8qiA

Julian Baird
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe3aicTXYmAfyzUb2fd29Cg

Kim Grant
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvkiZKobeYV4qO-KSvrL_9w

Adam Karnacz
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwwjvMqaCoIderEkSuw6pjQ

Tom Heaton
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfhW84xfA6gEc4hDK90rR1Q

And before the comments go crazy I do watch and highly recommend Simon Baxter’s channel for his intimate knowledge of woodland photography and philosophical approach to his work. He didn’t make the cut here mainly because he doesn’t post as regularly as the others here. But that sounds a little harsh, so here is his channel too 🙂

Simon Baxter
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcGPU4A6xJ1OYOkvfMoo25w

Also, I have an interest in the UK landscape first and foremost, and that is reflected by the fact that these channels are from UK based photographers. I do watch other channels of course, and simply can’t feature them all here but may feature more of those in a future video.

Thanks for watching and please like this video and share it on your social media.

Cheers,

David

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Comments 35

  1. Great top five . They are all awesome and Tom has inspired many to pick up a vlogging camera. Meg Baxters channel featuring Simon was well worth mentioning in the description too 🙂 . Personally i watch a lot of the smaller vloggers too and love all the content made not matter how polished or not. The people that vlog all know the hard work that goes into production of a video, done for the love of it only . Great video David. 😀

  2. A good list, all of who I follow but there are a few that I would urge you and others to watch.
    Simon and Meg Baxter.
    Paul G Johnson.
    Mads Iversen.
    Ben Horne.
    Damian Waters.
    Andrew Marr.
    Nick Page.

    This is not a complete list and I apologise to any who I have missed but the above all produce vlogs of the highest quality and I would miss if they stopped posting.

    Take care.🍀👌

  3. Have to agree with you there david your list is my list and yes Kim is really good to watch so full of life, another for you to look at is Paul G Johnson he is very good and has very good content and humour worth a look

  4. Thanks David, I have found more youtubers by recommendation than by any other method. Dave Dugdale also does this now and again and I think everyone should, including Thomas Heaton. It's a community, as well as a passion, so it would be really great to see the smaller channels, who produce great content, like yourself, get some recognition for the immense efforts put into, not only going in front of a camera and thinking of something to say and hope people will find it interesting, but also the planning, editing and production time to make each video. Brilliant video 🙂

  5. David. Great content. Keep it coming. My list also includes Simon Baxter and Meg, Paul G Johnson, Craig Roberts, Andrew Marr and for his unlimited enthusiasm and energy Brendan van Son.

  6. Another great video David. I follow all the ones you recommend, each one is a great channel. I know these have been suggested already by most but Simon Baxter and Paul G Johnson. Gary Gough and Jason Jones are good too.

  7. That's a pretty good of vloggers to follow. I subscribe to all but two on your list and I used to be subscribed to them but I felt the direction of the content they were producing was going astray so I left them. A handful more are on here that I subscribe to and most of them are mentioned in others comments.

  8. One final thought, it is easy to get stale doing youtube vlog. The ones which are really successful are the ones who gives us a new challenge every time we watch. It is no longer good enough to be one of the first, because if they aren't always challenging they will become one of the last.

  9. I like Mike Browne, Ben Horne, Gary Gough, Jason Jones and the list goes on and on. I watch YOU! I learn something from all of them, I even watch myself to see if I am improving. Which is something I think we all should do.

  10. Love the video and agree with your selection. Great content from all of those photographers / youtubers. From an Australian point of view I would recommend Andrew Marr and Simon Maddock at On Patrol Photography for some great Australian content. Great work and thank you for sharing.

  11. Good vid, nipped over and watched a Julian Baird & a Nigel Danson, good stuff, Thnx. Agree about Kim, she's a real ray of bubbley sunshine ! Damian Waters is quite good, tells you the composition, goes through his settings etc. There are so many, Simon Baxter, Gary Gough… & on & on & on

  12. I subscribe to them all, great to hear you giving Simon Booth a plug because his knowledge of the natural world, like his photography, is phenomenal. Although I haven’t met him he lives about 5 miles away from me and I keep meaning to start stalking him. Kim's enthusiasm for everything natural never fails to make me smile, but she doesn’t just talk the talk, she gives up massive blocks of her time up volunteering away from from home for different environmental bodies. I think she had less than twenty subscribers when I first came across her videos. Adam is superb for those new to landscape photography, he takes them through all the basics. As you say Julian comes across as a really nice guy and someone you’d like to be out shooting with. I won a print off Nigel but that’s not why I think he is amazing, but when I received the print I realised that YouTube doesn’t do his work justice, it’s unbelievably good and the detail is amazing. Please may I throw another couple of names in the ting? The first has to be Paul G Johnson, an all round good guy even if he is from Yorkshire and works with Dingleford United. He has a great sense of humour and simplifies everything so anyone can follow what he is doing, and yet is images are prize winning. Then of course there’s Meg Baxter who often takes Simon out with her, the king of the woodland image. Finally there’s Sean Tucker, whose channel is on a different slant than everyone else and he looks deeper at what we do, why we do it and what we achieve. He looks deeply at general philosophies around photography, and I don’t want to put anyone off, but to me he has an almost spiritual approach. His videos are a little infrequent but the quality is amazing, as is his photography. I have absolutely no idea who that Thomas Heaton is…

    Nearly forgot to put Mads Peter Iversen into the list! The first non Brit in my list, he's Danish and his dramatic landscapes and editing are amazing.

    Have you got a new vlogging camera? The image tonight looked really crisp and sharp.

  13. Thank you for these recommendations. I already follow Thomas Heaton, Kim Grant and Nigel Danson, but the other three names are new to me. I'd also like to mention I few others I find very inspirational (and entertaining): Simon Baxter, Gary Gough, Craig Roberts, and if you're into large format film, Ben Horne. 🙂

  14. Hi David, many sincere thanks for the recommendation and just for the record, the quality of your videos is up there with the best. Always relaxing to watch and when this one popped up, I couldn't wait to watch it.

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