37 Statues Brought to Life With Great Photography

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When photographing statues, it can be very easy to get a lifeless and flat result. When a photographer takes some time to prepare the shot (or reads our tutorial on how to photograph statues) it can be possible to get some great images. We think these photographs of statues show what is possible with some planning.

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/bogenfreund/518196807/][img]http://farm1.static.flickr.com/230/518196807_1821b28c6b.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/bogenfreund/518196807/]Devotion[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/bogenfreund/]bogenfreund[/url], on Flickr

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[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/bossa67/310878095/][img]http://farm1.static.flickr.com/99/310878095_d6e3694949.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/bossa67/310878095/]Cristo Redentor (Christ Redeemer)[/url]
by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/bossa67/]bossa67[/url], on Flickr

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/e-coli/3989032437/][img]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3457/3989032437_f716953e4a.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/e-coli/3989032437/]I don't wanna grow up[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/e-coli/]Latente 囧 www.latente.it[/url], on Flickr

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/geomangio/4974086974/][img]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4126/4974086974_c968db7111.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/geomangio/4974086974/]Play – Reverse[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/geomangio/]Geomangio[/url], on Flickr

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/xjrlokix/4387337515/][img]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2529/4387337515_3b73d485ff.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/xjrlokix/4387337515/]For Collards[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/xjrlokix/]Ben Fredericson (xjrlokix)[/url], on Flickr

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/ranopamas/352712977/][img]http://farm1.static.flickr.com/142/352712977_912e8e6b32.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/ranopamas/352712977/]Budapest – 07-01-2007 – 14h33[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/ranopamas/]Panoramas[/url], on Flickr

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/clairity/152419210/][img]http://farm1.static.flickr.com/53/152419210_5face9235c.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/clairity/152419210/]Statue of Phillis Wheatley[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/clairity/]*clairity*[/url], on Flickr

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/crowt59/1444807366/][img]http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1418/1444807366_d0c7426826.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/crowt59/1444807366/]Cowboy Pondering[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/crowt59/]crowt59[/url], on Flickr

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/mugley/2594318333/][img]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3278/2594318333_a419277905.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/mugley/2594318333/]those constipation blues[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/mugley/]mugley[/url], on Flickr

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/aussiegall/348701874/][img]http://farm1.static.flickr.com/147/348701874_b5770813cf.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/aussiegall/348701874/]Alone[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/aussiegall/]aussiegall[/url], on Flickr

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/ranopamas/229365239/][img]http://farm1.static.flickr.com/63/229365239_c76fa22121.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/ranopamas/229365239/]Trocadéro – 25-08-2006 – 6h47[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/ranopamas/]Panoramas[/url], on Flickr

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/ranopamas/488693983/][img]http://farm1.static.flickr.com/220/488693983_1ef895d215.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/ranopamas/488693983/]Paris – Trocadéro – 01-05-2007 – 6h53[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/ranopamas/]Panoramas[/url], on Flickr

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/gagilas/3501999413/][img]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3554/3501999413_2ebca28d01.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/gagilas/3501999413/]Maria[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/gagilas/]gagilas[/url], on Flickr

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/tambako/2949780889/][img]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3180/2949780889_286cc20ca1.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/tambako/2949780889/]Horse statue[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/tambako/]Tambako the Jaguar[/url], on Flickr

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/attawayjl/5557101948/][img]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5139/5557101948_6b557e7c61.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/attawayjl/5557101948/]African Renaissance Monument – From Above[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/attawayjl/]Jeff Attaway[/url], on Flickr

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/bigberto/2764464101/][img]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3211/2764464101_30e0f99886.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/bigberto/2764464101/]Lincoln Memorial (Washington DC)[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/bigberto/]~MVI~ (shooting with a busted kit lens)[/url], on Flickr

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/bslmmrs/4328532192/][img]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4020/4328532192_7809d996e6.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/bslmmrs/4328532192/]Sleepy head[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/bslmmrs/]Bas Lammers[/url], on Flickr

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/bogenfreund/356014489/][img]http://farm1.static.flickr.com/130/356014489_586f1985bb.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/bogenfreund/356014489/]Lonely Angel[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/bogenfreund/]bogenfreund[/url], on Flickr

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagedooley/1672338409/][img]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2115/1672338409_e6cfba2aeb.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagedooley/1672338409/]Someone's great, great, great…. great grandfather[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/pagedooley/]kevindooley[/url], on Flickr

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/lucid_nightmare/15917148/][img]http://farm1.static.flickr.com/11/15917148_f274ae6964.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/lucid_nightmare/15917148/]Sweet Sorrow[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/lucid_nightmare/]Lucid Nightmare[/url], on Flickr

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/peasap/673319270/][img]http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1079/673319270_883b04be44.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/peasap/673319270/]The Kiss, USS Midway and Sunset[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/peasap/]peasap[/url], on Flickr

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/shadowgate/2610377054/][img]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3020/2610377054_ab27c3ab59.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/shadowgate/2610377054/]Statue at Pere Lachaise Graveyard in Paris[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/shadowgate/]Shadowgate[/url], on Flickr

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevcole/3759422325/][img]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3471/3759422325_2e881bd088.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevcole/3759422325/]Mission Santa Barbara Also known as "Queen of the Missions for its graceful beauty."[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/kevcole/]kevincole[/url], on Flickr

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2578373332/][img]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3040/2578373332_9018b076bc.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2578373332/]2008-06-14-001[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/]Alex //Berlin _ Alexander Stübner[/url], on Flickr

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/zjootsuite/284651694/][img]http://farm1.static.flickr.com/113/284651694_69e63b374d.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/zjootsuite/284651694/]Woman in water[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/zjootsuite/]Ton Haex[/url], on Flickr

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubina/993034390/][img]http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1226/993034390_1fdd3cd007.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubina/993034390/]Hand[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/kubina/]Jeff Kubina[/url], on Flickr

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/flatworldsedge/5082161480/][img]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4065/5082161480_abc22946fa.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/flatworldsedge/5082161480/]Ponte Sant'Angelo, Rome[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/flatworldsedge/]flatworldsedge[/url], on Flickr

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/wtlphotos/695742115/][img]http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1055/695742115_66deb899e2.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/wtlphotos/695742115/]Pieta'[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/wtlphotos/]WTL photos[/url], on Flickr

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/elissacorsini/1116157809/][img]http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1178/1116157809_c22236bf9f.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/elissacorsini/1116157809/]Detail of the Demidoff Table in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, July 2007[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/elissacorsini/]ElissaSCA[/url], on Flickr

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/ezraw/99675052/][img]http://farm1.static.flickr.com/31/99675052_115bfa107a.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/ezraw/99675052/]Lincoln Park at Dawn[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/ezraw/]Ezra.Wolfe[/url], on Flickr

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/piterquin/65374426/][img]http://farm1.static.flickr.com/24/65374426_15c5a5c9ab.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/piterquin/65374426/]Untitled[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/piterquin/]Claudio.Núñez[/url], on Flickr

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/bogenfreund/1776138871/][img]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2077/1776138871_665dd5f284.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/bogenfreund/1776138871/]Grief[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/bogenfreund/]bogenfreund[/url], on Flickr

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/ranopamas/717910604/][img]http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1368/717910604_b9b8c5ad8f.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/ranopamas/717910604/]Budapest – 01-07-2007 – 19h44[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/ranopamas/]Panoramas[/url], on Flickr

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/uqbar/413853044/][img]http://farm1.static.flickr.com/149/413853044_d7ddcb8b42.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/uqbar/413853044/]Сталкер[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/uqbar/]Uqbar is back[/url], on Flickr

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/fauxto_dkp/3703127758/][img]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2573/3703127758_85d46590c2.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/fauxto_dkp/3703127758/]Ballooning by Crawford[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/fauxto_dkp/]fauxto_digit[/url], on Flickr

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/bogenfreund/1205894266/][img]http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1413/1205894266_0ba4f9a566.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/bogenfreund/1205894266/]Silent Tears[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/bogenfreund/]bogenfreund[/url], on Flickr

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/hurty/2136022023/][img]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2058/2136022023_c65096cc17.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/hurty/2136022023/]Untitled[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/hurty/]Pierre H.[/url], on Flickr

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