How to save YouTube Video and Other Documents to your iPhone

I recently received this question which I have been asked a few times on workshops.

‘Hiya. Could you suggest a quick way of downloading a YouTube video on a private account to my camera roll to allow me to use in a LumaFusion project’.

Here is one solution: Download a copy of Readdle Documents. This allows you to download files from the web. Then in the Readdle Documents built in browser go to and paste in the URL of the video. It will then allow you to select the quality you want and download. Save the downloaded file to your camera roll. Job done!

Readle Documents is a really useful app to have on your iPhone as it allows you to save and manage all types of files.

Android phones do not have the same download restrictions as iOS, so you can simply use the link in your browser and download the video.

This should only be used on private accounts or where you have permission to download the content.

RPS Workshop – Environmental Portraiture

From the series Look Back In AngerI will be running a workshop for the Royal Photographic Society on April 23rd, with Paul Hill and Nick Lockett. This workshop is about approaches to portraiture on location. There will be plenty of practical photography, going out into the old market town of Wirksworth in small groups with Paul Hill, Nick Lockett and Martin Shakeshaft, ‘Sitters’ and locations are arranged in advance for you to photograph – or you can go off to do your own thing. And there will be a session on how to use lighting to improve portraits, and the opportunity to get feedback on what you take.

Topics include:
– Portraits on location
– Directing people in a photo shoot
– Continuous feedback on your images
– Location lighting
– Portfoio reviews of previous work

Non RPS Members     £155.00
RPS Members     £130.00

With three vastly experienced tutors it will be possible to will cover a wide range of topics, including developing personal photographic projects that lead to a meaningful body of work; how to improve your digital capture; medium and large format photography; working with lighting – speedlights and studio lights; moving image on your DSLR; publishing your photography online and in books. At the end of the day there will be an open feedback session in the seminar room where the group will look at each other’s selection of images made during the day. Bring your work-in-progress portfolio along for a one-to-one feedback review session with one of the tutors.

Groups will be no more than six people per tutor.

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