Photographers on YouTube

Over the last few months I’ve been watching a lot of photography videos on YouTube. I’ve learned quite a bit in general and picked up some useful tips, but a lot of my enjoyment comes from the video footage some landscape photographers shoot of beautiful locations, including from drones.

I’m never going to be the kind of photographer who travels long distances just to get a specific shot, or who hikes up a mountain, down a steep cliff, or miles through a forest to get to a great location. But I can do that vicariously through others and enjoy the fruits of their labors.

Below I’ve listed four of the channels that I’ve especially liked so far in case you’re interested in checking them out.

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Events on the Canal

This Sunday the 30th Heron Habitat Helpers will be at Commodore Park with telescopes. If you’d like to watch great blue herons tending to their chicks in the rookery this is a great time to go. The event is from noon to 1:30 pm and naturalists will be on hand to provide info and answer questions. I think they’ll be set up in the west section near the parking lot.

Starting on May 28th the free outdoor music concerts will begin at the Ballard Locks. The concerts are held near the Visitor Center most Saturdays and Sundays through September 16th. July 4th this year marks the centennial of the locks, so there will be a lot going on this summer. See this page for more details.