Image on screen: Romain Laurent; Image of screen: Satoshi.

In fine-art, advertising, fashion, even landscape photography, the distance between a single press of the shutter button and the final image has never been greater. Here’s an inside look at what some master manipulators do to create their work.

We spoke to three top photography pros who have skillfully mastered the art of both shooting and editing. Click the links below to view breakdowns of some of their most complicated images:

Page 1: Romain Laurent

Page 2: Raïssa Venables

Page 2: Mat Baker