This was a very challenging shot that requires advanced lighting techniques and product photography tricks. Believe it – this is a SINGLE TAKE. No compositing, No layers in photoshop etc. Single shot in camera with minor retouching in Photoshop and Lightroom. Yes you can shoot several shots and composite but where it is doable, a photographer should try to get the result in a single take.
Shot with the Sony A7R Mk2, Zeiss Batis 85mm with Elinchrom lighting.
Yes that is real whisky in the glass which I rescued from being discarded 🙂