An Extraordinary Photoshoot
With the world of Photoshop it's so easy to go beyond what you can see in front of your lens. Because I am by no means expert at photomanipulation, I often forget what I could achieve if I put my mind to it.
Fortunately when it came to shooting the summer signature serve for Drambuie, I had this image in mind because it played perfectly with their creative model at the time.
With the strapline 'A Taste of the Extraordinary', the brand had been drawing influence from the surrealist movement and I wanted to reflect this in my cocktail picture.
Shooting in the comfort (and safety) of my home, I set the camera on the tripod and went about getting the shots needed for my composite.
The drink stayed in the same place all the time and the ice cube was placed on the bar counter to reference where the cuff was to be in the pictures. The collar and hat shots were a little bit 'trail and error' to get them in exactly the right place.
Once all the pictures had been taken, it was a case of loading them all into Photoshop so I could layer them on top of each other and mask out the bits I did't want and blend them together to get a seamless picture. I was then able to convert it to a high contrast mono which I could also add a mask to to get the colour version of the drink to 'pop' out.
Thanks for the insight. Amazing result!
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