The internet is full of beautiful and amazing photographs, but do you ever stop and wonder just what went into that perfect shot? I'm not just talking about the digital manipulation side of the process, although there's certainly plenty of that involved. No, I'm talking about the physical hard work combined with the often super-creative approaches that photographers employ in order to ensure that their final shot is the very best it can be.


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Take a look at these behind-the-scenes pictures to see what we mean. Compiled by Bored Panda, they're sure to give the budding photographer some fresh ideas while giving the rest of us an enlightening glimpse into the reality that hides behind many a perfect picture.

#1 Miniature Car Models Create Realistic Historical Photos

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Michael Paul Smith Report

Brigitte 1 month ago

Wait... what? That is really cool. I clicked to flip umpteen times to believe it.

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#2 Wedding Photography

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Chris Chambers Report

Evisa Isabella Rose 1 month ago

Anything for the sake of that reflection !!!

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#3 Water Reflections

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Vogue Korea Report

Yvonne Bernal 1 month ago

And now we know!!! I often wondered how certain photos had been created underwater!

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#4 Life In A Drop Photography

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D' Third Photography Report

Evisa Isabella Rose 1 month ago

So nice idea!!!

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#5 Surreal Miniature Photography

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Felix Hernandez Report

Yvonne Bernal 1 month ago

Fooled again by another miniature... incredible indeed!

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#6 Girl Enjoying Rain

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FunLeak Report

Yvonne Bernal 1 month ago

An observant person would have noticed that it's only raining on the leaf. But I do still love the effect!

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#7 Fox Close Up

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Dan Dinu Report

YUZAFFI 1 month ago

Well how else are they supposed to take the picture?!?

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#8 Water Splash Background

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snowfairy88 Report

Evisa Isabella Rose 1 month ago

LOOOL!!! ΧD

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#9 Levitation

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Luke Sharrat Report

Yvonne Bernal 1 month ago

I'd think she would still have to be some sort of gymnist to be able to balance (and hold) like that. Wowza!

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#10 Wedding Photography

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Chris Chambers Report

Evisa Isabella Rose 1 month ago

And after the shooting, clothes straight into the washing machine!!! ;-)

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#11 Photoshoot 25m Under The Sea In A Sunken Shipwreck

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Benjamin Von Wong Report

Brigitte 1 month ago

That's not really a photography lie. The girl is really there, under water, with no air tank. Very impressive.

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#12 M&M’s In Water Drops

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Northwest Dad Report

Cyndie Birdsong 1 month ago

the m-n-m's on the main pic are lined up like rainbows, yet the reveal pic has them all mixed up in the bowl - a lie within a lie! ;)

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#13 Floating

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The Photo Fiend Report

Shinomi Chan 1 month ago

The power of editing

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#14 How Landscape Photos Are Really Made

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Matthew Albanese Report

varwenea 1 month ago

Well, at least it's safer than actually chasing a storm.

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#15 Splashing Roses Photography

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Alex Koloskov Report

Lilian D'Mello 1 month ago

This is beautiful, nonetheless :)

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