I started a YouTube channel and had to learn how cameras work to film things. Shutter speeds, aperture, ISO. Then I started taking photos for fun and enjoyed it. With YouTube you have to worry if your script is good, if the editing is entertaining, if the content is worth clicking on. With photography I get to fuck around and express myself, even if almost nobody cares. People are way more interested if you're a YouTuber rather than a photographer, especially girls (my channel got me laid a good few times).