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.


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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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Michael Paul Smith Report

Brigitte 1 year ago

Wait... what? That is really cool. I clicked to flip umpteen times to believe it.

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#2 Wedding Photography

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Evisa Isabella Rose 1 year ago

Anything for the sake of that reflection !!!

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#3 Water Reflections

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Yvonne Bernal 1 year ago

And now we know!!! I often wondered how certain photos had been created underwater!

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#5 Surreal Miniature Photography

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Yvonne Bernal 1 year ago

Fooled again by another miniature... incredible indeed!

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#6 Girl Enjoying Rain

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Yvonne Bernal 1 year ago

An observant person would have noticed that it's only raining on the leaf. But I do still love the effect!

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#7 Fox Close Up

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YUZAFFI 1 year ago

Well how else are they supposed to take the picture?!?

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#8 Water Splash Background

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Evisa Isabella Rose 1 year ago

LOOOL!!! ΧD

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#9 Levitation

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Yvonne Bernal 1 year ago

I'd think she would still have to be some sort of gymnist to be able to balance (and hold) like that. Wowza!

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#10 Wedding Photography

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Evisa Isabella Rose 1 year ago

And after the shooting, clothes straight into the washing machine!!! ;-)

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