Have you ever wondered how long does it take for a professional photographer prepare a picture for a "public eye"? What are the steps that need to be taken before publishing that final, satisfying result? Everything‘s not so easy, and Brazilian photographer Gilmar Silva decided to prove it (previously here).

A while ago, this professional wedding and family photographer started a brilliant behind-the-scenes series, that he called LUGARxPHOTO ("place and photo"), that shows the backstage of professional photoshoots. First picture always shows the "working environment" of the photographer, and the second one reveals the final result which is sometimes hard to believe. The aim of the project is to talk not only about the amount of Photoshop that comes into play, but also to analyze the right angles and techniques that are used to get those perfect shots. Scroll down to see them for yourself!

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Gryffindor Grace
Community Member
2 years ago

DAMN DANIEL

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Gryffindor Grace
Community Member
2 years ago

i like this one

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Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
2 years ago

This photographer and me has one thing which is not common! Sheer pure Talent!

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Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
2 years ago

wow.. this is so Surreal! Lovely!

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Lady A
Community Member
2 years ago

Fairy mama! Lovely!

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Gryffindor Grace
Community Member
2 years ago

hopefully they won't get run over

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Elise Mon
Community Member
2 years ago

like a painting

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Mike Luis
Community Member
2 years ago

This photographer has perspective, he has a taste for what he does, he's a poet, just brilliant, I love it

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Tambot
Community Member
2 years ago

I love that beautiful dress- looks so comfy too

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Night Owl
Community Member
2 years ago

"I feel/look like a beached whale"

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Nini Meow
Community Member
2 years ago

So beautiful

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Jonathan Constant
Community Member
2 years ago

Can this guy just follow me around and do all my Insta posts from now on?

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Person2638
Community Member
2 years ago

So beautiful! This dude has amazing talent.

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Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
2 years ago

if had not known I would have thought these balloons were photo shopped or just helium balloons flying away!

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Kate Swartz
Community Member
2 years ago

WOW AMAZING

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Giulia Betke
Community Member
2 years ago

the model has such a cute smile!

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Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
2 years ago

My head is spinning just by looking at second pic!

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Tammy Chapman
Community Member
2 years ago

Gorgeous. I love the flowers.

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Chelle Jones
Community Member
2 years ago

Masterful.

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Lina
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow, amazing work! It's a lil bit like a tutorial, how to make better photographs. Thanks for inspire me on a new level.

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Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
2 years ago

Dang, who else thought that it was going to be a pic of Hot Girl in Bikini!

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Annabell
Community Member
2 years ago

This is weird

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Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow wow wow!

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Chantel Atwell
Community Member
2 years ago

I don't understand :-(

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Tammy Chapman
Community Member
2 years ago

I love this one too. How does he make pregnant women look so beautiful?? I was miserable for most of my pregnancy, and I hated the way I looked. But all of these pregnant women and some of the pregnant women I see IRL look so beautiful

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Little letitia
Community Member
2 years ago

She looks so unimpressed in the after photo... I would be too i bet that water is cold!

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xblvr
Community Member
2 years ago

Sand...amazing!!

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Sean Maynard
Community Member
2 years ago

Wait what?

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Brian bell
Community Member
2 years ago

His ability to find extra-ordinary settings in totally normal places is fantastic!

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Tammy Chapman
Community Member
2 years ago

So incredibly imaginative. Very nice.

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Xiaolaohu
Community Member
2 years ago

Everyone else on bridge running from crazy half naked pregnant dancing lady

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Callie Lansdell
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow!

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Shiba Inu
Community Member
2 years ago

Yasss I'm pregnant! *runs into field*

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Miss Cris
Community Member
2 years ago

The pose of the 1st one is better, in my opinion

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Gryffindor Grace
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2 years ago

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she looks a bit like selena gomez, does anyone else see it? Or is it just me?

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Night Owl
Community Member
2 years ago

Handsome little guy. I like the bow tie

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Tammy Chapman
Community Member
2 years ago

Beautiful!!!!

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Shiba Inu
Community Member
2 years ago

Photographer: *looks at leaves* Wingardium leviosa!

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Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
2 years ago

Destructive beauty!

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Wistre Vist
Community Member
2 years ago

so ethereal!!

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Kagamilia
Community Member
2 years ago

The real one is also beautiful! Look at that beautiful skies! So pretty...

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Pollypocket81
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks like shes sliding down the steps! Some of these are a little weird, but I can't take away from his vision and creativity.

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SIB
Community Member
2 years ago

The pregnant fairy motif and reflections on water seem to be his trademarks.

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Shiba Inu
Community Member
2 years ago

I wonder what the people on the other side of the field are thinking. 0__o

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Patricia Deniz
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks like she hurt her back lol

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Terrycloth gas
Community Member
2 years ago

Love the prospective here

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Eleanor Ragsdale
Community Member
2 years ago

I do really love the angle on the lugar (real).

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Tanya Kysel'ova
Community Member
2 years ago

like this one!

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TheReader19
Community Member
2 years ago

Beautiful lightning

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Wyndmere
Community Member
2 years ago

Yellow grass... I dunno. Doesn't say "spring" to me.

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Anne
Community Member
2 years ago

something is out of proportion on this one..

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Crippling Blind Man
Community Member
2 years ago

Great shirts too.

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Chelle Jones
Community Member
2 years ago

If I came across her i would think she was on drugs.

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Tammy Chapman
Community Member
2 years ago

Very Nice!!

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Chelle Jones
Community Member
2 years ago

She doesn't look like the same woman for the pre-photo..

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Wyndmere
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks very pre-prom in the Philippines. The rural tropical setting on a dirt road, the muddy puddle, the older car in the background ... perfect.

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Lina
Community Member
2 years ago

Look at that beautiful belly button...! <3

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Tammy Chapman
Community Member
2 years ago

Very Pretty!!!

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Tammy Chapman
Community Member
2 years ago

Beautiful photo.

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Tammy Chapman
Community Member
2 years ago

Very Nice!!

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Chelle Jones
Community Member
2 years ago

I like the prephoto better. More real & tranquil.

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Chelle Jones
Community Member
2 years ago

She's thinking "Please don't let there be a big breeze to blow these petals away"

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Lulu Huffington
Community Member
2 years ago

This dress got a workout.

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Rosella
Community Member
2 years ago

Why do these ones always make my head spin?!?!

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Chelle Jones
Community Member
2 years ago

Simple Elegance.

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Terrycloth gas
Community Member
2 years ago

Hey she's neither prego nor a fairy.

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Inta Omule
Community Member
2 years ago

Something is off... either the hand position either the angle

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