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 photo editing side of the process, although there's certainly plenty of that involved behind the scenes. No, I'm talking about the hard physical work combined with the often super-creative approaches that photographers employ to ensure that their final shot is the very best depiction of their photoshoot ideas.

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 photography ideas while providing the rest of us an enlightening glimpse into the reality of hard work, photo manipulation and Photoshop ideas that hides behind many a perfect picture.

#1

Miniature Car Models Create Realistic Historical Photos

Miniature Car Models Create Realistic Historical Photos

Michael Paul Smith Report

Carrie
Community Member
4 years ago

Amazing idea... I wouldn't have thought of that ^_^

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#2

Girl Enjoying Rain

Girl Enjoying Rain

FunLeak Report

Việt Quốc Trần
Community Member
4 years ago

so cute

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#3

Surreal Miniature Photography

Surreal Miniature Photography

Felix Hernandez Report

Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

that's a beauty

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#4

Fox Close Up

Fox Close Up

Dan Dinu Report

Lea Lei
Community Member
4 years ago

who took the second shot?

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#5

Wedding Photography

Wedding Photography

Chris Chambers Report

Gillian Johnson-Flint
Community Member
4 years ago

Fantastic view!

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#6

M&m’s In Water Drops

M&m’s In Water Drops

Northwest Dad Report

Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

who cares about the M&M! I want the lego!

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#7

Burning Lava

Burning Lava

Kawika Singson Report

Maciej Melcher
Community Member
4 years ago

Yup, it's lava.

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#8

Photoshoot 25m Under The Sea In A Sunken Shipwreck

Photoshoot 25m Under The Sea In A Sunken Shipwreck

Benjamin Von Wong Report

Michelle Dean
Community Member
4 years ago

Is she a mannequin or something

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#9

Underwater Dog

Underwater Dog

Seth Casteel Report

Debbie Forrest
Community Member
4 years ago

I love this ,gives me joy

james_jenkins
Community Member
4 years ago

give me the ball

Lorrie Bensky Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

FANTASTIC!

Bonni Sweet
Community Member
4 years ago

Nice action

Patrizia Franchini
Community Member
3 years ago

And? Taking a pic of a dog in water.

Kat
Community Member
4 years ago

Seth Casteel's work. He's one of my 4 favourite photographers. ^^

Margaret Clarke
Community Member
4 years ago

amazing how seal-like he looks.

Rosalie Rioja
Community Member
4 years ago

reminds e of nirvana's album art

Kathryn Sutherland
Community Member
4 years ago

Such intensity

Juliana Popovich
Community Member
4 years ago

Love this!

Ulrike Mergenthaler
Community Member
4 years ago

I totally love underwater dogs!

Linda Turner
Community Member
4 years ago

Seth is awesome. He has a few books out of underwater dogs.

Keith Gaule
Community Member
4 years ago

So, there is no real 'how did they do it' here, just straight forward underwater photography. Great shot though

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#10

Wedding Photography

Wedding Photography

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--
Community Member
4 years ago

it's not a racy shot - it's a lacy shot

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#11

Levitation

Levitation

Luke Sharrat Report

Tammy Chapman
Community Member
4 years ago

I love this one. Beautiful.

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#12

That's How It Looks Like In Real Life

That's How It Looks Like In Real Life

Murad Osmann Report

Sonja Bakic
Community Member
4 years ago

umm shirt

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#13

Mirror Lake

Mirror Lake

Erik Johansson Report

Maciej Melcher
Community Member
4 years ago

That's really creative!

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#14

Rock Climber

Rock Climber

Corey Rich Report

Denay Kelley
Community Member
4 years ago

holy. crap.

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#15

Floating

Floating

The Photo Fiend Report

Bambi Bambszi
Community Member
4 years ago

Well you didn't think that the girl and the chair really flew, did you?

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#16

Food Styling Photography

Food Styling Photography

Sam Kaplan Report

Tammy Chapman
Community Member
4 years ago

This one makes me laugh....silly. I love the comment "the bloody food" by ScribbleArtie. lmao I'm American and a Texan at that. We don't use the term bloody, unless it's to describes actual blood. lol

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#17

Wedding Photography

Wedding Photography

Chris Chambers Report

Rcatheron
Community Member
4 years ago

Kudos to the photographer. Beautiful shot.

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#18

Underwater Photoshoot

Underwater Photoshoot

Phoebe Rudomino Report

Jax Ashton
Community Member
4 years ago

Whaaaaat? Wow

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#19

Baby Photography

Baby Photography

Kelley Ryden Report

Sigrid Vinter
Community Member
4 years ago

I like the floor.

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#20

Perfume On A Glassy Surface

Perfume On A Glassy Surface

digital-photography-school.com Report

macana
Community Member
4 years ago

I honestly don't believe they did this fancy photoshooting in mud :D

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#21

Underwater Photoshoot

Underwater Photoshoot

Phoebe Rudomino Report

Egle Bitinaite
Community Member
4 years ago

My hair would not look like that underwater :(

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#22

Umbrella

Umbrella

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The Catinator
Community Member
4 years ago

That face shows no regret xd

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#23

Close-ups Of Snowflakes

Close-ups Of Snowflakes

Alexey Kljatov Report

Egle Bitinaite
Community Member
4 years ago

Why does it look like there are wires coming out of that flake

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#24

How Rare White Curtain Auroras Are Made

How Rare White Curtain Auroras Are Made

Roman Noven Report

Petra Steenput
Community Member
4 years ago

cheaters! :P

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#25

Behind The Scenes Of Pit Bull Flower Power Photoshoot

Behind The Scenes Of Pit Bull Flower Power Photoshoot

Sophie Gamand Report

Lauren Southwood
Community Member
4 years ago

Snapchat filter would be easier

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#26

Capturing The Hummingbirds With 3D Camera

Capturing The Hummingbirds With 3D Camera

conquestoftheskies.com Report

Lea Lei
Community Member
4 years ago

Crazy cool :D

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#27

Macro Photography

Macro Photography

Robin Wong Report

Lotus Buccola
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm always jelly of these guys. I get near a dragonfly or bug and AWAY!!! T_T

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#28

Splashing Roses Photography

Splashing Roses Photography

Alex Koloskov Report

#29

How Landscape Photos Are Really Made

How Landscape Photos Are Really Made

Matthew Albanese Report

Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

what we can say here it's that nothing is real

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#30

Surrealistic Photoshoot In The Sea

Surrealistic Photoshoot In The Sea

Ronen Goldman Report

Jennifer Rodriguez Latourette
Community Member
4 years ago

I see butt crack

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#31

Flour Photoshoot

Flour Photoshoot

Hola Media , Horatiu Curutiu Report

Arti Maharaj
Community Member
4 years ago

looks like a lot of work, good job :)

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#32

Romantic Couple Photoshoot

Romantic Couple Photoshoot

Dee Motion Wedding Report

Tetiana Mogylenets
Community Member
4 years ago

So nice!!

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#33

Volcano Photography

Volcano Photography

Matthew Albanese Report

Arti Maharaj
Community Member
4 years ago

Damn! if I could've created a volcano like that for high school :P How was the volcano made? its very very cool!

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#34

How Mountains Landscape Photos Are Made Of

How Mountains Landscape Photos Are Made Of

Matthew Albanese Report

Lena Hunter
Community Member
4 years ago

I feel like I would run into so many photographers just buying cotton balls and spray bottles

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#35

Aurora Borealis

Aurora Borealis

Matthew Albanese Report

Tarannom
Community Member
4 years ago

No no I dont want to belive that :|| :(((

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