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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Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
2 years ago

Small poodle of Love!

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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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Paweł Szczepański
Community Member
2 years ago

So much photoshopping involved!

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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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Tanya Kysel'ova
Community Member
2 years ago

oh, I love this after photo!

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SIB
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2 years ago

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Did he tape exotic leaves to that tree?

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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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Tambot
Community Member
2 years ago

It's very cool, but makes me think a little like alien abduction! Creepy

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Jen Sexton
Community Member
2 years ago

Both photographs are lovely.

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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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Tammy Chapman
Community Member
2 years ago

ooohhhhh.....So pretty.

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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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Zaheen Muhammad
Community Member
2 years ago

v?

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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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Tammy Chapman
Community Member
2 years ago

Beautiful woman, beautiful picture.

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Gryffindor Grace
Community Member
2 years ago

woaaaaaah

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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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VM Hiraii
Community Member
2 years ago

Scrolled back to this one XD

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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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Tammy Chapman
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks uncomfortable, but it turned out looking very sexy. I wonder if he also takes pictures for Magazne ads?

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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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Chelle Jones
Community Member
2 years ago

Everlasting love..

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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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Camila Andrea
Community Member
2 years ago

Why did he leave the water muddy? :/

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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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Chelle Jones
Community Member
2 years ago

Tonight it all begins ..

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Tanya Kysel'ova
Community Member
2 years ago

nice

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Camila Andrea
Community Member
2 years ago

Colour levels way too high! >.<

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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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