Is everyone in the world a photographer these days?

It sure seems that way, and who can blame the folks out there, right?

We have incredible cameras on the phones we carry around in our pockets today and, if you want to go a step further, digital cameras you can buy continue to get more amazing.

And I think it’s really cool when you get to see how a really beautiful photo was set up and composed. Because a lot of times, it turns out to be something unexpected that you might not have thought of at all.

So if you’re an amateur photographer, take a look at these posts that show the setup and the finished products of some great snapshots so you can see how it’s done.

Let’s take a look behind the scenes!

1. The setup vs. the shot.

Working the magic!

2. Pretty impressive.

Just like that!

3. That’s a nice one.

Out in the country.

4. Championship rings.

Take it all in.

5. That’s a cool one.

Just a simple setup.

6. On a bed of roses.

Shot from above.

7. A little lighting and there you go.

I like this one.

8. From behind the camera.

The city at night.

9. This is my favorite.

How cool!

10. You’re missing out on the party.

Or at least, it LOOKS like a party.

11. An awesome shot.

Nice and easy.

12. Air Jordan for the win!

Looks great!

Have you seen any other good examples of the setup vs. the shot?

If so, please share them with us in the comments.

We can’t wait to hear from you!