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.

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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#2 Wedding Photography

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#3 Water Reflections

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#4 Life In A Drop Photography

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#5 Surreal Miniature Photography

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#6 Girl Enjoying Rain

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#7 Fox Close Up

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#8 Water Splash Background

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#9 Levitation

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#10 Wedding Photography

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

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#12 M&M’s In Water Drops

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#13 Floating

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#14 How Landscape Photos Are Really Made

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#15 Splashing Roses Photography

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#16 Underwater Photoshoot

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#17 Heart-shaped Photo

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#19 How Rare White Curtain Auroras Are Made

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#20 Burning Lava

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#21 Mirror Lake

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#22 Large Bust

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#23 "Milk" In Cereal Commercials Is Often Glue

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#24 Creating An Indoor Blizzard

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#25 Bouncing Baby

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#26 Rock Climber

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#27 That's How It Looks Like In Real Life

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#28 The Illusion Of Different Spaces

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#29 Close-ups Of Snowflakes

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#30 Dreamy Effect

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#31 Wedding Photography

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#32 Underwater Dog

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#33 Background Trick

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#34 Perfume On A Glassy Surface

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#35 Umbrella

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#36 Underwater Photoshoot

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#37 How Mountains Landscape Photos Are Made Of

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#38 Levitation Shoot

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#39 Volcano Photography

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#40 Flour Photoshoot

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#41 Macro Photography

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#42 Food Styling Photography

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#43 Surrealistic Photoshoot In The Sea

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#44 Aurora Borealis

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#45 Sinking Photography

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#46 Baby Photography

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#47 Levitation Photography

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#48 Romantic Couple Photoshoot

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#49 Capturing The Hummingbirds With 3d Camera

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#50 A Long-Exposure Picture While Zooming Out

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#51 Dreaming Of Flying

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#52 Bokeh Hearts

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#53 The Seashore

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