Take photos AND video at once with this simple smartphone trick

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Ever had a hankering to shoot a video but continue to capture still images of each moment whilst recording? We've certainly had the blinders on as we always thought two separate devices would be needed to make this dream a reality. How wrong we were. As it turns out, you can multitask photographically, and you can do it on both Android and iOs. And how to do it has been right there, staring at us in the face all this time. Don't we feel like silly sausages. 

We'll tell you exactly what to do in a moment, and it really is so simple you'll wish you'd noticed it before. There'll be no more scrambling to stop your video to take a photo, or enlisting a friend to take the pictures for you – all you have to do is make sure you've got one of the best best camera phones and follow the instructions below.

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Georgia Coggan

Georgia is lucky enough to be Creative Bloq's Editor. She has been working for Creative Bloq since 2018, starting out as a freelancer writing about all things branding, design, art, tech and creativity – as well as sniffing out genuinely good deals on creative technology. Since becoming Editor, she has been managing the site on a day-to-day basis, helping to shape the diverse content streams CB is known for and leading the team in their own creativity.