Sharpening your wedding photography and filmmaking skills requires exposure, time and practice. One way to do this is by watching and learning from others, and YouTube has a ton of great information from other photographers and filmmakers in the industry. Below we’ve rounded up a group of Sony wedding photographers and filmmakers who are sharing their knowledge and experience through educational videos on YouTube. Check out what they’re posting below and subscribe. Don’t forget to subscribe to Sony Alpha Universe on YouTube.
Subscribe to these YouTube Channels to sharpen your wedding photography & filmmaking skills.
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In this video, award-winning wedding photographers Phil Chester and Sara Byrne (@phil.and.sara) take you behind the scenes of their process for a successful engagement session. Watch as they share how they find inspiration, how they capture those in-between moments and more.
In this video, wedding and portrait photographer Taylor Jackson shares his favorite prime and zoom lenses that are great for both wedding and portrait photography. Watch as he provides overviews for the Sony 85mm f/1.4 G Master, Sony 55mm f/1.8, Sony 24mm f/1.4 G Master, Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G Master plus a special bonus lens, the Sony 35mm f/1.4 G Master, and explains why you’ll find each in his wedding and portrait photography kits.
Matt ‘WhoIsMatt’ Johnson
Matt Johnson is a wedding filmmaker and the vlogs on his YouTube Channel focus on helping you make better wedding films and running a successful business. From wedding filmmaker training and money-making tips to video editing techniques and color grading tutorials, there’s a ton of great information throughout Johnson’s videos that other filmmakers will find helpful. He mainly shoots with the Sony Alpha 7S III and you can learn more about how he makes money creating wedding films in his video below.
Magic Wedding Photographer
Maciej Suwalowski is the man behind the Magic Wedding Photographer YouTube Channel. He’s a wedding photographer and educator based in Warsaw, Poland. He shares videos about wedding photography, Sony cameras and lenses, workflow, tech talk and more. In the video below he gives his full breakdown on how to use the Sony autofocus system on the Sony Alpha 7 IV (and also the Sony Alpha 7R IV, Sony Alpha 9 II or Sony Alpha 1). Watch as he covers the AF areas he uses, tracking and eye-af functionality and how to best use it for wedding photography.
Chris Turner Photographer
Chris Turner is a full-time wedding photographer based in Auckland, New Zealand. On his YouTube Channel he posts gear reviews, tutorials and general life vlogs. His videos share the cinematic footage and beautiful photos he takes with his Sony Alpha gear. In the video below he talks about all of the custom settings he’s programmed into his Sony Alpha 7 IV cameras for shooting both photo and video. Watch and subscribe to learn more on all things wedding photography.
Jason Vinson is a wedding photographer based in Northwest Arkansas. He and his wife Chasnie are a wedding photography team who love getting to know couples and their stories. They capture wedding photography from a unique and in-the-moment standpoint, and Vinson shares a lot of his work on his YouTube Channel. In his latest video below, he shows images from a wedding – each shot on the Sony Xperia PRO-I. Subscribe to see more of his wedding photography content.