Mexican Photographer Reveals How He Takes His Perfect Instagram Photos (28 Pics)

Published 5 years ago

We often see photographers sharing majestic photos on social media that leave us questioning “How on earth did they take those?”. Well, some of our questions are about to get answered.

Omahi is a Mexican photographer with over 100k followers on Instagram. The photographer not only constantly shares breathtaking photos but also gives people a glimpse at how they are taken by sharing the behind-the-scenes pictures of many of his photos. A moody photo of a girl in the desert or in the middle of a blizzard? That’s just some clever lighting and a computer monitor. Combine that with some skillful Photoshop work and you’ve got yourself a masterpiece.

See Omahi’s clever behind-the-scenes photos in the gallery below and check out more here and here!

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The ph0tographer says he trusted over 100k pesos worth of equipment to a cheap plastic case in order to take this picture – but we think it was definitely worth it.


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No need to travel all the way to Asia for a picture like this – sometimes a TV screen and a little creativity can take you a long way.


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Want to take a dramatic photo during a storm but it’s not raining? Why not make your own rain?


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It takes time and resources to take these amazing pictures – it took 3 hours and dozens of burnt pages to produce this photo.


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It looks like Omahi’s creativity truly knows no bounds – sometimes a stack of wood and a few books is all he needs to take an amazing photo.


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Once again, a TV screen and a little creativity can take you anywhere – even to the middle of a desert.


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Looks like taking the perfect picture can get a little dangerous sometimes – hopefully the photographer had a fire extinguisher nearby!


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A little help from some friends and good Photoshop skills is the perfect recipe for a great photo.


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“Who said you couldn’t make a good picture in a public bathroom?” says the photographer.


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I found an abandoned factory that smelled like urine but it was worth it,” says Omahi. Good thing we don’t have to smell it!


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Even bad weather doesn’t seem to stop this photographer from capturing the perfect shot.


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Even if you get a few weird looks from people passing by, the end result is totally worth it.


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Spotting the opportunity for the perfect shot no matter where you are is definitely a sign of a great photographer.


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Even though the little Statue of Liberty cost Omahi $10, it’s a little sacrifice for the perfect shot.


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Sometimes the perfect shot requires you to go down into the dirt!


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We think that at this point it’s clear that the photographer really likes fire and dislikes books.


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Some of Omahi’s photos look like an easy way to lose one’s eyebrows!


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Want a winter photoshoot in the middle of summer? Leave it to Omahi to come up with a clever solution!


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The 2019 Fruit Ninja reboot is looking pretty good!


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The photographer is open to learning new skills when taking his pictures – for example, he had to learn how to make a torch for this one.


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The photographer clearly doesn’t mind weird looks from strangers when taking pictures!


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When can see many ways how this photoshoot could have gone wrong – luckily Omahi only made off with a cut finger.


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What if you spot some beautiful flowers but they just happen to be growing in front of a pastry shop? Clearly not a problem for this photographer.


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When it comes to lighting things on fire, Omahi is definitely your man.


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Want a nice nature-inspired photoshoot but are too lazy to go to the forest? Why not use what you have on hand – like a houseplant.


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Taking photos in crowded places can be a challenge – that’s why it took the photographer two days to capture the final shot.


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Careful with those flaming roses now – you wouldn’t want your hair to catch on fire!


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Book pages, picture frames and even roses – leave it to Omahi to set everything on fire for the perfect shot.

Aušrys Uptas

One day, this guy just kind of figured - "I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?" - and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that's trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that's too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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