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Welcome to The Scottish Watches podcast, episode 265! Everyone who is into photography or wants to get started will benefit from this show as we have Robbie Khan (@robbiekhan), an amazing photographer and not just of watches. He’s here to talk about his love for microbrands, customer experience and share handy hints and tips on how to get a great picture, so ready, aim, shoot.
PC Hardware Reviews Since 1998 – Overclockers Robbie’s article on the website: Watch Review – Marloe Morar Black Edition. http://www.scottishwatches.co.uk/2020/11/20/marloe-morar-black-edition-review/ Wristwatch check:
Robbie is wearing the Laco Aachen 39mm. https://www.laco-watches.com/en/watches/pilot-watches-basic/pilot-watch-aachen-39mm-automatic-leather-strap
Khaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer Mechanical. https://www.hamiltonwatch.com/en-us/h76419931-khaki-pilot.html
Marloe Morar Black. https://www.marloewatchcompany.com/products/morar-black-edition
Rikki is wearing the Blue Blast Titanium. https://www.ulysse-nardin.com/row_en/1723-400-3a-03.html
An example of a Sony digital camera, the Sony Cybershot S600 Digital Camera – CES 2006. FUJIFILM MX 700.
Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro.
Nikon Coolpix 8700. The camera that Rikki uses is the Nikon d800. https://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Products/Product-Archive/dslr-cameras/D800.html
Robbie’s equipment includes the…
EOS 5D Mark III. https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/products/details/cameras/eos-dslr-and-mirrorless-cameras/dslr/eos-5d-mark-iii Canon EF 85mm F/1.4L. https://www.amazon.com/Canon-Accessories-International-Model-Warranty/dp/B07NCMXDSP Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Canon-EF-35mm-F-1-4L-Ii-USM-Lens-for-Canon-6D-5D-Mark-IV-5D-Mark-III-5D-Mark/676870998?wmlspartner=wmtlabs&adid=22222222222331618943&wmlspartner=wmtlabs&wl0=e&wl1=o&wl2=c&wl3=75316673561005&wl4=pla-4578916210110681&wl5=&wl6=&wl7=&wl10=Walmart&wl11=Online&wl12=676870998_10000004599&wl14=canon%205d%20mkiii%2035mm%201.4%20lens&veh=sem&gclid=0dd73b8e189617fca3ce5b484b8647f2&gclsrc=3p.ds&msclkid=0dd73b8e189617fca3ce5b484b8647f2
Canon EF 135mm f/2L.
Nikon’s original F-mount (non-AI) lenses. https://www.dpreview.com/articles/6287665194/understanding-old-nikon-lenses-ai-ai-s-af-and-af-s
Robbie’s first watch was the Tissot prc 200. Modern version- https://www.tissotwatches.com/en-en/t1144171104700.html
Then came the Orient Mako 2. Modern version- https://www.orient-watch.com/Collections/ORIENT/Sports/ORIENT%3A-Mechanical-Sports-Watch/p/AA02001B Tudor Pelagos. Modern version- Discover the TUDOR Pelagos Watch – m25600tn-0001 (tudorwatch.com) Discover the TUDOR Pelagos Watch – m25600tb-0001 (tudorwatch.com) Discover the TUDOR Pelagos LHD Watch – m25610tnl-0001 (tudorwatch.com)
Ahoi—a dive watch for making a splash | NOMOS Glashütte (nomos-glashuette.com) Coniston – Marloe Watch Company Aquascaphe Bronze – Baltic Watches (baltic-watches.com) Aquascaphe – Steel Bezel SB01 (baltic-watches.com)
BB 58. Discover the TUDOR Black Bay Fifty-Eight Watch – m79030n-0002 (tudorwatch.com) Halios Tropik. Rikki’s black shield. Scottish Watches Podcast #241 : Chatting With Paul from Farer Universal About Everything Watches – Scottish Watches
Scottish Watches Podcast #263 : World Speed Records and Designing For The Military With Elliot Brown Watches – Scottish Watches Scottish Watches Podcast #242 : Chatting With Nicholas from Fears About The New Brunswick PT Platinum Watch – Scottish Watches Scottish Watches Podcast #255 : Chatting With IWC CEO Chris Grainger-Herr About Watches, New Tech and Social Media – Scottish WatchesScottish Watches Podcast #238 : Oris – Past, Present and Future with North American CEO VJ Geronimo – Scottish Watches Longines Hydroconquest 39. Photography tips:
Study the case finishing. Have some glair on the crystal. Lift the watch up.
Have texture in the background. Focus on the text. Bamford London x Popeye GMT – 2021 Limited Edition
Links to watch photography tutorials.
5 ways to take better INSTAGRAM photos 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z8sJa85TBA&t How to take better iPhone photos – iPhone 12 + 11. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80AS-F1ab_s Top tips for macro video and photograph. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZhehZBNo84 How to shoot Epic B Roll at HOME. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3I-Z57hgoE
Top 3 hints and tips from Robbie:
- Don’t use direct flash. (control the lighting)
- Don’t be afraid to break technical rules.
- Include props.
For more watch tips check out this podcast: Scottish Watches Podcast #162 : Watch Photography Tips From A Pro – Ty Alexander (Oris, TOCKR, Seiko and more) – Scottish Watches
Check more of Robbie’s photography by following him @robbiekhan
Gerald Genta Arena Bi-Retro 50th Anniversary Tribute 103191 Platinum by Bvlgari Watch Review. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqA5wLC8ab4&t Fears Brunswick Platinum (Pre Production Model) Hands On Watch Review with Nicholas Bowman-Scargill. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JNu9emFHrM&t Apollo 8.
Oris Hangang limited edition. Rolex Batman. Zelos Mako 3.
Latest from SW: It’s About Time! Live Rick Face Reveal on The Scottish Watches Podcast Episode 257. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jsKLN8Gcos&t
Birth-year Watches. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY-5z_hmV9Q
Getting Rikki with it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyTaNTMJPZ4
Watch Unboxing : Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nYIZftoFK4
Watch Unboxed Seiko “Baby Alpinist” SPB155J1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQkYYRNgUZ8
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Got into the horological hobby only a few short years ago; but got, as us Scots like to say, “baw deep” pretty quickly. Thanks to buying a lemon of a Rolex he spent hours researching why his watch wasn’t working and along the way gained an interest in what makes them tick. He now runs the Scottish Watches website and keeps cohort Rick in check on the twice weekly Scottish Watches podcast.