Have you been to one of our Get Creative Skills Sessions?

Are you looking to learn more about photography?
Would you like to know where to find some new software or advice to help hone in your photographic skills?

Here is a list of helpful resources that we at the film festival would recommend**:

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Photo from: https://hercollective.com.au/easy-photography-tips-for-all-users/


Only got a smartphone, no problem.

The hints and tips on iPhone Photography School are a fantastic starting point for all budding photographers. They cover basic rules on framing, perspective as well as do’s and don’t will help improve your photography skills. (Don’t worry if you don’t have an iPhone, lots of their advice is applicable to most mobile photography)

Want to do more with your smartphone, why not try using a smartphone lens? Cheep and affordable at around the £10 mark, these little clip on lens allow you to zoom in closer, take macro photos or have fun effects with a fisheye.

Stuck for inspiration?
Well here is 101 projects to get you started. And if you run out… heres 15 more.


Mobile Software: 
With so many different kinds of mobile devices all with amazing camera functions, there is a lot that can be done on your mobile now.
Always have a look on your camera app for advance/professional/editing settings or built in software.
If you have an apple device, there is already a range of basic editing tools built into IOS.

Youtube & Video Channels:
Phlearn – is one of the most popular photography channels on youtube. Often giving guides on how to use editing software like photoshop, but also have a whole range of Q&A videos that cover many photography questions

Creative Live – All their live stream courses are free to view and cover a range of ability levels beginner to advance across photographic topics from framing, lighting to masterclasses in editing, photoshop and more. They also cover videos in areas of design, arts, music and business classes.

Computer Software:
When it comes to desktop software Adobe Photoshop is still the industry standard way to edit photos. Although it can be an expensive and daunting piece of software for beginners here are some cheep or free alternatives.

Have you just picked up an SLR and not sure where to start?  Don’t worry we have a cheat sheet for that which will help to explain the basics of shutter speed, aperture, Iso and more. Click Here for Digital Cameras or Click here for film cameras.

** Please note, Although we have taken time to find software and sites that are reputable and reliable the Cornwall Film Festival cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage arising from the use of external sites, software or downloads.