How to use Live Photos on your iPhone

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Turn your iPhone live photos into a video or a GIF to bring the memory to life (Image credit: Hannah Rooke)

In my opinion, Live Photos is one of the best camera features that Apple has ever brought out. If you set up the camera app on the best iPhone for photography to record a Live Photo, it will capture what happens just before and after you press the shutter – 1.5 seconds before and after, according to Apple.

Last year when I was religiously taking part in the 1SE challenge  (where you record a second of video every day), iPhone Live Photos were intrinsic to my completing it. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.