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

Amanda Panda
Community Member
4 years ago

Sorcery!

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#2

Wedding Photography

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Chris Chambers Report

Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

Anything for the sake of that reflection !!!

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#3

Water Reflections

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Vogue Korea Report

Amanda Panda
Community Member
4 years ago

He looks really uncomfortable

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#4

Life In A Drop Photography

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D' Third Photography Report

Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

So nice idea!!!

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#5

Surreal Miniature Photography

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Felix Hernandez Report

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
4 years ago

Fooled again by another miniature... incredible indeed!

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#6

Girl Enjoying Rain

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FunLeak Report

Amanda Panda
Community Member
4 years ago

still looks fun!

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#7

Fox Close Up

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Dan Dinu Report

Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

Hello!!! :D

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#8

Water Splash Background

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snowfairy88 Report

Meeow
Community Member
4 years ago

hahaha

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#9

Levitation

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Luke Sharrat Report

Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

Amazing!!! I've used this trick too!!! ;-)

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#10

Wedding Photography

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Chris Chambers Report

Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 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

Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

Colourful!!!!!!!!

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#13

Floating

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The Photo Fiend Report

Shinomi Chan
Community Member
4 years ago

The power of editing

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#14

How Landscape Photos Are Really Made

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Matthew Albanese Report

Shinomi Chan
Community Member
4 years ago

All lies...

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#15

Splashing Roses Photography

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Alex Koloskov Report

Sourav Mishra
Community Member
4 years ago

Well the title could be a better one

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#16

Underwater Photoshoot

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Phoebe Rudomino Report

Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

Is this an underwater room?? :O

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#17

Heart-shaped Photo

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Globetrotter Diaries Report

Pi...
Community Member
4 years ago

This was cool!!

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#18

Levitation Shot

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Sebastien Barriol Share Follow That's you! Report

Elizabeth Edelmann
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 years ago

The result is so beautiful......

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#20

Burning Lava

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Kawika Singson Report

reclameshit2015 2016
Community Member
4 years ago

lol no truth to this picture. This was a photoshopped picture. The flipped one. Boredpanda you are now just making stuff up because it's convenient for your article. at least do your research before you impulsively claim stuff.

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#21

Mirror Lake

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Erik Johansson Report

Tony Mascareñas
Community Member
4 years ago

Dangerous

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#22

Large Bust

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Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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#23

"Milk" In Cereal Commercials Is Often Glue

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kearnsmarketing , justataste.com Report

Happy Ghost
Community Member
4 years ago

lol

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#24

Creating An Indoor Blizzard

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Joey L. Report

Sarah Garland
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 years ago

So happy baby!!!!

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#26

Rock Climber

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Corey Rich Report

Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

Impressed!!! :O

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#27

That's How It Looks Like In Real Life

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Murad Osmann Report

Elizabeth Edelmann
Community Member
4 years ago

Def saved money not needing to hire a arm model by using his own lol

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#28

The Illusion Of Different Spaces

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www.diyphotography.net Report

JEFF THE KILLER
Community Member
4 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

Spinaap
Community Member
4 years ago

wtf

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#30

Dreamy Effect

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Jesse David McGrady Report

Pi...
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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#31

Wedding Photography

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Lu Karina
Community Member
4 years ago

awkward

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#32

Underwater Dog

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Seth Casteel Report

Nathan Delaney
Community Member
4 years ago

This series was one of the best Ive seen!

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#33

Background Trick

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Shauday Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

lol

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#34

Perfume On A Glassy Surface

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digital-photography-school.com Report

Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago

Parfume on a dirty surface.

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#35

Umbrella

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Jaymie Sheir
Community Member
4 years ago

That's Gavin Hooey!! Youtube him!

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#36

Underwater Photoshoot

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Phoebe Rudomino Report

Agnes Nagy
Community Member
4 years ago

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this woman is scary AF

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#37

How Mountains Landscape Photos Are Made Of

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Matthew Albanese Report

Sarah Locke
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 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

Agnes Nagy
Community Member
4 years ago

Now that's a lie one with lava!

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#40

Flour Photoshoot

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Hola Media Report

Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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#41

Macro Photography

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Robin Wong Report

Pi...
Community Member
4 years ago

He looks so amazed!

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#42

Food Styling Photography

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Sam Kaplan Report

Lihi Porat
Community Member
4 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

Amanda Panda
Community Member
4 years ago

Being a photographer, isn't all its cracked up to be....

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#44

Aurora Borealis

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Matthew Albanese Report

Romulus ANGHEL
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 years ago

Shouldn't the shirt be floating up...

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#46

Baby Photography

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Kelley Ryden Report

Jhoa
Community Member
4 years ago

Let's dispose the baby!

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#47

Levitation Photography

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Dani Diamond Report

Natalie Singer
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 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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conquestoftheskies.com Report

Rajani Sarasan
Community Member
4 years ago

Oh god!

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#50

A Long-Exposure Picture While Zooming Out

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th3clara Report

Alex Kharnam
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 years ago

looks painful!

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#52

Bokeh Hearts

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Janae Hardy Report

Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

<3 <3 <3

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#53

The Seashore

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Satyavrat Jadeja
Community Member
4 years ago

Are those choco chips?

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