Whisky bottles are a favorite subject for product photographers and this shot adds an interesting twist: the bottle and tumblers are impossibly balanced on one another. How was it achieved?
Product photographer Thierry Kuba runs you through the entire process of how he captured this image, from creating his own fake whisky through his various lighting setups that allow him to get a perfectly illuminated bottle.
The choice of a blue background is no accident as if you have even a vague knowledge of color theory, you’ll know that it works as a direct complement to the deep orange and brown of the whisky. You’ll find out how to bring some extra life to the color of the whisky as part of Kuba’s detailed walkthrough.
A bit of trivia for you: France drinks more whisky per person than any other country by some considerable distance, with French drinkers preferring it to Champagne or Cognac. The Scottish blended whisky chosen by Kuba is owned by a French company, Pernod Ricard. According to Forbes, the average Frenchman drinks just over half a gallon a year.
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