We are halfway through January, a time when many new year’s resolutions get abandoned…but we are here to keep encouraging you! Many photographers and filmmakers are pushing themselves to learn new skills or expand their toolkit in 2023. To help, we’ve gathered some fantastic YouTube channels with learning resources for Sony shooters. From cinematography, to landscape photography, to gear – these accounts have you covered. Pull out your notebook and start taking notes, you are well on your way to achieving your resolution! Don’t forget to subscribe to the Alpha Universe YouTube Channel for even more informative and inspiring content.
From cinematography, to landscape photography, to gear – these accounts have you covered. Pull out your notebook and start taking notes, you are well on your way to achieving your resolution!
James Popsys - @JamesPopsysPhoto
James Popsys is a travel and adventure photographer based in the UK. His YouTube channel focuses on landscape photography, with a dash of humor. Popsys shoots with the Sony Alpha 7R IV, Sony Alpha 7 IV, Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master, Sony 35mm f/1.4 G Master, Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G Master II, and Sony 20mm f/1.8 G. In the video below, he’s discussing his favorite focal length, which is somewhere between 40 and 50mm. He also takes his viewers along with him while he makes some beautiful images.
Brady Bessette - @BradyBessette
Brady Bessette is a filmmaker and cinematographer. He refers to his YouTube channel as “The Classroom,” a hub and community for filmmakers of all levels to learn techniques revolving around Cinematography and Lighting.” We couldn’t describe it better ourselves, his library of videos is a fantastic resource for anyone looking to get more into filmmaking. Bessette shoots with the Sony FX3 and Sony FX6 and he is extremely knowledgeable on continuous lighting. Aspiring filmmakers, be sure to check this channel out!
Victor Laforteza - @VictorLaforteza
Victor Laforteza is a cinematographer with a focus on content creation and marketing. He makes YouTube videos breaking down how you can best utilize your camera gear and become successful at creative freelancing. We love all his videos but in particular his Sony playlist! These videos are extremely helpful to those looking to make cinematic videos with their Sony gear. For example, in the video below, Laforteza talks through his setup for shooting video on the Sony Alpha 7 IV.
Sean Kitching - @seankitching
Sean Kitching is a travel and adventure filmmaker whose YouTube channel is intended to teach and inspire. He gives advice on shooting, gear, storytelling, editing and much more. In the video below, he gives his top tips for creating content with the Sony Alpha 7S III, particularly for solo filmmaker and vlog-style videos.
Toms Jurjaks - @TomsJurjaks
Tom Jurjaks is a photographer with a special interest in nature and wildlife. His goal with his YouTube channel is to teach his viewers that the adventure, mood, composition, and environment is far more important than the gear used. He shares a bunch of “point of view” videos as well as gear reviews. In the video below, he does a review of the Sony Alpha 6400 and explores other options, like the Sony ZV-E10.