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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Michael Paul Smith Report

Brigitte 2 years 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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Chris Chambers Report

Evisa Isabella Rose 2 years ago

Anything for the sake of that reflection !!!

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#3 Water Reflections

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Vogue Korea Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

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

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#4 Life In A Drop Photography

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D' Third Photography Report

Evisa Isabella Rose 2 years ago

So nice idea!!!

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#5 Surreal Miniature Photography

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Felix Hernandez Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

Fooled again by another miniature... incredible indeed!

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#6 Girl Enjoying Rain

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FunLeak Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 years 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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Dan Dinu Report

YUZAFFI 2 years ago

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

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#8 Water Splash Background

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snowfairy88 Report

Evisa Isabella Rose 2 years ago

LOOOL!!! ΧD

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#9 Levitation

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Luke Sharrat Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 years 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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Chris Chambers Report

Evisa Isabella Rose 2 years ago

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

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

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Benjamin Von Wong Report

Brigitte 2 years ago

That's not really a photography lie. The girl is really there, under water, with no air tank. Very impressive.

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#12 M&M’s In Water Drops

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Northwest Dad Report

Cyndie Birdsong 2 years ago

the m-n-m's on the main pic are lined up like rainbows, yet the reveal pic has them all mixed up in the bowl - a lie within a lie! ;)

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#13 Floating

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The Photo Fiend Report

Shinomi Chan 2 years ago

The power of editing

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#14 How Landscape Photos Are Really Made

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Matthew Albanese Report

varwenea 2 years ago

Well, at least it's safer than actually chasing a storm.

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#15 Splashing Roses Photography

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Alex Koloskov Report

Lilian D'Mello 2 years ago

This is beautiful, nonetheless :)

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#16 Underwater Photoshoot

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Phoebe Rudomino Report

Evisa Isabella Rose 2 years ago

Is this an underwater room?? :O

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#17 Heart-shaped Photo

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Globetrotter Diaries Report

Jotaeme Isola 2 years ago

the one who post this things doesn't know what a LIE means i think. this is bokeh, a light effect, not a lie

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#18 Levitation Shot

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Elizabeth Edelmann 2 years ago

This had to take a lot of editing... a little too much for my liking but still a cool aftershot

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#19 How Rare White Curtain Auroras Are Made

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Roman Noven Report

Evisa Isabella Rose 2 years ago

The result is so beautiful......

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#20 Burning Lava

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Kawika Singson Report

Sarah Locke 2 years ago

The photographer's feet are on fire!

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#21 Mirror Lake

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Erik Johansson Report

Sarah Locke 2 years ago

Wow

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#22 Large Bust

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Evisa Isabella Rose 2 years ago

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!! XD

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#23 "Milk" In Cereal Commercials Is Often Glue

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Joel Ei 2 years ago

mmmm tasty

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#24 Creating An Indoor Blizzard

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Joey L. Report

Sarah Garland 2 years ago

Honestly... I need a pic like this #holidayphoto

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#25 Bouncing Baby

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Pat David Report

Evisa Isabella Rose 2 years ago

So happy baby!!!!

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#26 Rock Climber

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Corey Rich Report

Katherine Dagold 2 years ago

not not a lie so much as a crazy photographer. gahhh shiver

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

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Murad Osmann Report

Mario Dinis 2 years ago

That sunset with with vertical shadows cracks me up!!

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#28 The Illusion Of Different Spaces

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www.diyphotography.net Report

JEFF THE KILLER 2 years ago

well i dont really count this as a lie but as a tool

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#29 Close-ups Of Snowflakes

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Alexey Kljatov Report

Nuno Queirós 2 years ago

Why is this fake? This is a legitimate way to achieve a good macro picture of ice...

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#30 Dreamy Effect

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Jesse David McGrady Report

Pi... 2 years ago

But...can't u get these effects in post processing?

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#31 Wedding Photography

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Evisa Isabella Rose 2 years ago

I laughed way too hard at this..!!! ΧD

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#32 Underwater Dog

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Nathan Delaney 2 years ago

This series was one of the best Ive seen!

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#33 Background Trick

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Sarah Locke 2 years ago

Trick photography basics

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#34 Perfume On A Glassy Surface

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Daria B 2 years ago

Parfume on a dirty surface.

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#35 Umbrella

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Fluttergirl 2 years ago

Reminds me of the unofficial video for AWOLNATION's "Sail."

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#36 Underwater Photoshoot

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Phoebe Rudomino Report

Nuniks Gayatri 2 years ago

She is still underwater so not really a lie.

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#37 How Mountains Landscape Photos Are Made Of

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Matthew Albanese Report

Sarah Locke 2 years ago

I've seen real life pictures just like this... why go through all that work?

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#38 Levitation Shoot

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Dani Diamond Report

Elizabeth Edelmann 2 years ago

Lol so they just cut out the end of the dress where it's tied to hold up.. i don't like that they added a fake floating chair post production

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#39 Volcano Photography

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Matthew Albanese Report

Maureen Howard 2 years ago

he didn't want to burn his tripod or his feet like the other photographer!

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#40 Flour Photoshoot

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Hola Media Report

Evisa Isabella Rose 2 years ago

They could use masks tho.........

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#41 Macro Photography

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Robin Wong Report

Pi... 2 years ago

He looks so amazed!

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#42 Food Styling Photography

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Sam Kaplan Report

Lihi Porat 2 years ago

Why the tomato slices are green..?

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#43 Surrealistic Photoshoot In The Sea

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Ronen Goldman Report

JEFF THE KILLER 2 years ago

does anyone else notice they are holding jellyfish

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#44 Aurora Borealis

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Matthew Albanese Report

Romulus ANGHEL 2 years ago

This is a lie only if you can't travel to a Nordic country where you can actually witness a superb aurora borealis.

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#45 Sinking Photography

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Stephen Criscolo Report

Ariane Galloway 2 years ago

Shouldn't the shirt be floating up...

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#46 Baby Photography

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Kelley Ryden Report

Prescotte Martin 2 years ago

Notice mother hovering...

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#47 Levitation Photography

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Dani Diamond Report

Natalie Singer 2 years ago

I so want that skirt...

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#48 Romantic Couple Photoshoot

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Dee Motion Wedding Report

Ovidiu Löwe 2 years ago

I really don't understand why the title of this post is so negativistic. It's not a lie, it's actually ART.

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#49 Capturing The Hummingbirds With 3d Camera

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Leah Halliwell 2 years ago

That's David Attenborough filming bats not hummingbirds

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#50 A Long-Exposure Picture While Zooming Out

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th3clara Report

Alex Kharnam 2 years ago

That is the laziest "reveal" photo imaginable.

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#51 Dreaming Of Flying

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Paula Chang Report

Frimpong Poku-Dankwa 2 years ago

looks painful!

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#52 Bokeh Hearts

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Janae Hardy Report

Evisa Isabella Rose 2 years ago

<3 <3 <3

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#53 The Seashore

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Satyavrat Jadeja 2 years ago

Are those choco chips?

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