Behind the majority of cool photos there's a skilled and creative photographer, but how creative can they get? Sure, nowadays digital photo manipulation is a big part of the final image but a lot of photographers still use physical photography tricks in ways that the rest of us couldn't even come up with.

Compiled by Bored Panda, this list will certainly enlighten you about the things photographers are capable of. From teleporting people into other locations to making them levitate, these behind the scenes images prove there's a lot more to beautiful photos than first meets the eye. Scroll down to vote for your favorite ones, and if you're hungry for more ugly truth (or lies, depending on how you view this) behind photography, check out our previous lists here and here.

#1

Wedding Photography

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Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
3 years ago

Noooooooooooooo!!! :Ο

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#2

Miniature Car Models Create Realistic Historical Photos

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Brenda Olano
Community Member
3 years ago

Perspective photography

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#3

Reality Behind Photography

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Momogi
Community Member
3 years ago

Gotta admit it, it's so pretty.

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#4

Reality Behind Photography

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Tijana Škrbić
Community Member
3 years ago

I actually really like the way people play with angles and lights. It's a skill man

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#5

Reality Behind Photography

BiKip SongAo Report

Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
3 years ago

hahahahahahahaha ΧD

Stille20
Community Member
3 years ago

No wonder she is smiling. That's hilarious

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Seong Jin
Community Member
3 years ago

I ship those two guys

Blue Cicada
Community Member
3 years ago

This post would more aptly be titled "How to Get That Awesome Shot".

Shauday Smith
Community Member
3 years ago

making use of your third wheel friend..

Classy Plant
Community Member
3 years ago

why not just use a go pro?

Rob LeBlanc
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm not seeing why piggie backing is necessary here. :/

N.m
Community Member
3 years ago

Her smile tho..

Socially Awkward
Community Member
3 years ago

This represents much love life. I'm the one taking the picture.

Karin Johansson
Community Member
3 years ago

Talk about being the third wheel

Jason Andrews
Community Member
3 years ago

How ALL POV is done lol

Thelian Nuñez
Community Member
3 years ago

I always thought that was a GoPro

Anak Shaleh
Community Member
3 years ago

now, i know the trick

Estifanos Shiferaw
Community Member
3 years ago

But it was really happening.

Allana Rose
Community Member
3 years ago

Very clever of them to come up with this one :)

Kristin Anderson
Community Member
3 years ago

Hahahaha!!!!! Love it!

Edi IP
Community Member
3 years ago

hahahhahaha

endelbendel
Community Member
3 years ago

No wonder she is smiling.

Yashnaa Islam
Community Member
3 years ago

XDDDDDDD

Marty BlackEagle-Carl
Community Member
3 years ago

figured those were go pro shots. hahahah

Kaye
Community Member
3 years ago

Lol

Louis Klar
Community Member
3 years ago

effective.

Come With Me
Community Member
3 years ago

i feel sorry for them

Anna Thouvenin
Community Member
3 years ago

That whole video is so funny. I think it came from Mamahuhu

FlanFace
Community Member
3 years ago

Why do his legs need to be wrapped around the guy's waist..? :/

Skirmantas Jurgaitis
Community Member
3 years ago

why there is no person behind her back in the 1st picture who was taking the picture in th 2nd?

DancingToMyself
Community Member
3 years ago

Maybe there is no 4th person.

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Stanley St Surin
Community Member
3 years ago

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Erica
Community Member
3 years ago

Again, you CAN trust the photos. The man and woman are holding hands, and that's how the photo portrays. It's not like the man on the red-shirted man is holding the hands of the woman, he's just taking the photo of the two of them. It's creative photograghy.

V4vendetta14
Community Member
3 years ago

How romantic?

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#6

Audi Asks Photographer To Photograph Their $160,000 Sports Car, He Uses $40 Miniature Toy Car Instead

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Meowoui
Community Member
3 years ago

You have to admit, these pictures are pretty ingenious.

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#7

Reality Behind Photography

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Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
3 years ago

''Instagram post'' spot!!!

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#8

Photos Of Hidden Pain Behind

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Momogi
Community Member
3 years ago

Can I just unsee this? 😅

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#9

Smoky Photoshoot

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Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
3 years ago

Vaping??? ΧD

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#10

Adding Steam

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Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

Makes me hungry for shrimp

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#11

Reality Behind Photography

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Anonymous Confetti
Community Member
3 years ago

Beautiful.

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#12

Reality Behind Photography

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V4vendetta14
Community Member
3 years ago

Gangsta!!!!

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#13

Reality Behind Photography

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Intensive Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

this is creative, gonna try it out myself

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#14

Reality Behind Photography

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Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

So that's how it's done !

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#15

Reality Behind Photography

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Stille20
Community Member
3 years ago

ah ha ha... the bare legs crack me up

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#16

Reality Behind Photography

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JT
Community Member
3 years ago

I know photographers that use TVs for backgrounds (desktop wallpaper). It's a neat trick.

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#17

Reality Behind Photography

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Lara B.
Community Member
3 years ago

But that isn't really a lie, is it?🤔

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#18

Reality Behind Photography

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J.E.C.
Community Member
3 years ago

no! I thought they really had moons....

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#19

Reality Behind Photography

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Stille20
Community Member
3 years ago

ha ha, her "look what I have to do for a decent photo" face

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#20

Reality Behind Photography

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Sophie McCarthy
Community Member
3 years ago

Each one of these photos are incredibly well shot and beautiful!

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#21

Power Of Photoshop

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Vanessa
Community Member
3 years ago

it's not a lie, it's 100% photoshop

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#22

Reality Behind Photography

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Lara B.
Community Member
3 years ago

Pressure produces more pressure. You can't force a horse by pulling on it's lead rope. It will always win (with it's 600 kilos). Learned that lesson early enough 🙈 But i think it is a great idea to photograph them like that anyway. So different to any other horse portraits.

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#23

Reality Behind Photography

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Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
3 years ago

*Dead* ΧD

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#24

Reality Behind Photography

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Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

A drycleaner will be needed for sure !

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#25

The Lake View

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Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

I never would have figured this out

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#26

Reality Behind Photography

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Dina AlBadawi
Community Member
3 years ago

I want his red camera!!!

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#27

Even Murky Rain Puddles Can Make Great Surfaces

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Momogi
Community Member
3 years ago

Seriously?!

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#28

Reality Behind Photography

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Fillippa Nöel
Community Member
3 years ago

"A day at the beach"

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#29

Reality Behind Photography

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Prashant Karnath
Community Member
3 years ago

How else were they supposed to create that photo? Actually throw a kid around?

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#30

Reality Behind Photography

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Michel M. Prins
Community Member
3 years ago

Seems pretty real so far. If it's about the depth of the water: he can probably use that boat on much deeper waters than he is in, right there.

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#31

Reality Behind Photography

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NWB
Community Member
3 years ago

I guess if it was shitty day outside and it ruined your day I'd be pretty happy with the result!

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#32

Reality Behind Photography

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Sunniva Jønsson
Community Member
3 years ago

That picture dosent look right...

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#33

Reality Behind Photography

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Kira Thesloth
Community Member
3 years ago

This looks exactly like what it is.

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#34

Reality Behind Photography

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Tengericsillag
Community Member
3 years ago

Both pics are cool.

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#35

Reality Behind Photography

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i_know_im_amazing
Community Member
3 years ago

What?!?! I totally thought that was real!!!

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#36

Reality Behind Photography

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Annabell
Community Member
3 years ago

Well, that's not a very realistic rain *splash* waterfall on one side of the umbrella

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#37

Reality Behind Photography

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Stille20
Community Member
3 years ago

Okay, that whale doesn't look real even when photo shopped

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#38

Reality Behind Photography

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Helping Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

This is way more real than I thought it would be.

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#39

The Reality And Fantasy Of Cosplay Photoshoot

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Tengericsillag
Community Member
3 years ago

Short men problems. :)

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#40

Levitation

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Michael Gleason
Community Member
3 years ago

There go my hopes of a flying lady. Dashed. :'(

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#41

Reality Behind Photography

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Blue Cicada
Community Member
3 years ago

But Mooooom, it's OUR swimming pool!

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#42

Reality Behind Photography

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Stille20
Community Member
3 years ago

I like the second photo better, the action pose and the slight smile

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#43

The Cottage In The Woods

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M O'Connell
Community Member
3 years ago

The model trees need a bit of fluffing-up, but other than that, a wonderful artistic capture.

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#44

Full Body Portrait

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Galeanthropy2017
Community Member
3 years ago

I love her shoes!

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#45

Reality Behind Photography

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Ged Maybury
Community Member
3 years ago

Once again - my praise to the people who say this opportunity and achieved such a good result. Love the 'ingenuity' such as it is.

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#46

Reality Behind Photography

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Tengericsillag
Community Member
3 years ago

Like he would have found a dead body.

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#47

Reality Behind Photography

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Michael Cornish
Community Member
3 years ago

What's with the 'foliage-in-the-face" look?

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#48

Behind The Scenes

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Shiva Dheva
Community Member
3 years ago

From the Exorcist...

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#49

Reality Behind Photography

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Edyta Złotucha
Community Member
3 years ago

And how this one is fake? Those colors aren't even photoshopped, come on :|

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#50

Reality Behind Photography

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Friedlander Rosenzweig
Community Member
3 years ago

Everyone is beautiful in their own way and this lady is lovely and a bit wistful. The photo is tasteful and thoughtful.

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