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12 Behind The Scene Photos That Show The Truth About Some Of The Most Amazing Shots

Written by Vanessa Hojda
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Have you ever wondered how some photographers achieve a certain shot? We live in an age where anyone who owns a smartphone can make a picture look good using filters, but some photographers go above and beyond with their work. Some examples of pictures that us wonder “How did they do that?!" are:

  • Someone floating inside a room
  • Rare natural phenomena
  • Dangerous and extreme locations
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You might think that these are only achieved through Photoshop. The truth is, some photographers today still believe that you can get the best results when you use your creativity rather than an editing program. This physical hard work often pays off and even makes the pictures more unique and memorable. Thankfully, there are plenty of photographers online willing to share their secrets!

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Here’s a list of behind the scenes pictures that show how some photographers achieved their most creative shots:

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This is a perfect example of food photography meeting art. This picture was created by Sam Kaplan for Boston Magazine’s Burger Bonanza, a guide to the city’s best burger eats. Sam crafted this set-up by layering a set of glass plates on a rod for each ingredient of the burger. Then, an assistant arranged each layer one by one, which included expertly putting the sauce on the top bun so that it doesn’t spill over to the bottom.

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This picture was taken by Phoebe Rudomino for a Johnson & Johnson commercial. According to Saatchi Gallery, Phoebe is a ‘commercial diver and underwater photographer based at the Underwater Stage at Pinewood Studios, the only facility of its kind in the world. She specialises in behind-the-scenes underwater stills and video for feature films, TV and commercials.’ Breathtaking!

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Matthew Albanese is a photographer who likes to use simple materials to create life-like landscapes. In his series called ‘Strange World’, Matthew built individual models using all kinds of objects that only a creative mind could combine to produce a breathtaking landscape. For this picture, titled Aurora Borealis, Matthew shot a beam of light against a black curtain to get the edge effect, and for the stars he simply shone strobe lights through holes in a cork board.

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Here’s another one of Matthew Albanese’s landscapes. In this ominous shot, the talented photographer used forced perspective to create the illusion of depth of field. This particular tornado might look menacing and destructive, but it’s actually made of the softest materials: wool, cotton, ground parsley and moss.

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