Use natural light
Using natural light allows details to come into focus and prevents discolouration and unsightly shadows. Make sure to photograph your bottles in natural light (daylight). If you don't have that option, you can also try to get a good exposure with fluorescent light.
Do not use flash light. This can create harsh shadows and make the picture unclear.
Take pictures of all sides
Make sure you photograph the bottle from all sides. Sometimes there is important information on the back label. And for a collector the seal is probably the most important part of a bottle...
The following photos are the least you should do:
Bottle (different sides)
The level of filling of the bottle
Close-up of the seal
Bottom of the bottle
Any damage to the bottle, label or packaging
Sometimes a bottle or packaging has obvious damage. And sometimes they are less obvious. It is important that you photograph all damages clearly, no matter how insignificant you think they are.
Our platform not only attracts whisky lovers who buy whisky to drink, but also collectors who want to keep the bottle closed. It is then important that they can see exactly what they are buying.
This is how you prevent a buyer from being dissatisfied afterwards.
Show what you are selling
Taking good photos is not difficult. However, it can take a lot of time. Nevertheless, it is important to pay attention to them, because photos are a very important part of the presentation of your bottle.
Of course, you can always use our auction service as we take care of everything, from photography to shipping the package the buyer.