You’ve probably come across millions of hyper realistic and surreal photographs in your life that are amazingly beautiful. But in case you were on a mission to create some of your own we also have a compilation of the photographers in the act of capturing those beautiful frames, from behind the scenes. And these should be the ideal hacks compilation for you test out your own skills and create your own project.

Here are 10 beautiful photographs and how they were captured.

1. Miniatures and dry ice for surrealism.

2. And, you thought this wedding photography stuff was easy.

3. Perfectly timed.

4. Things just worked out.

5. Not easy. But then the best things aren’t.

6. So, that’s how McDonald’s does it?

7. Photoshop skills put to good use.

8. Makeshift macro photography.

9. Who would’ve thought of that? M&M’s under water droplets!

10. Cooled down lava is still not cool enough.

Try it out. Why don’t you?