Scottish Watches Podcast #265 : Learning Watch Photography and More With Robbie Khan

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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 See the source image 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:

James Porter and Son

Robbie is wearing the Laco Aachen 39mm. https://www.laco-watches.com/en/watches/pilot-watches-basic/pilot-watch-aachen-39mm-automatic-leather-strap A watch on a dashboard Description automatically generated with low confidence

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A picture containing text, computer, dark, device Description automatically generatedKhaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer Mechanical. https://www.hamiltonwatch.com/en-us/h76419931-khaki-pilot.html A watch on a wrist Description automatically generated with low confidence

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A picture containing close, silver Description automatically generatedMarloe Morar Black. https://www.marloewatchcompany.com/products/morar-black-edition 

See the source imageRikki is wearing the Blue Blast Titanium. https://www.ulysse-nardin.com/row_en/1723-400-3a-03.html A person holding a watch Description automatically generated with low confidence

Blast 45mm

A picture containing text, watch, blue Description automatically generatedAn example of a Sony digital camera, the Sony Cybershot S600 Digital Camera – CES 2006.  FUJIFILM MX 700. 

Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro. See the source image

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 

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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.

A person holding a cell phone Description automatically generated with low confidenceA picture containing text, person, holding, indoor Description automatically generatedNikon’s original F-mount (non-AI) lenses. https://www.dpreview.com/articles/6287665194/understanding-old-nikon-lenses-ai-ai-s-af-and-af-s 

F91W-1 Classic | Casio USA Databank | Casio USA and Casio Tv Remote watch. 

Robbie’s first watch was the Tissot prc 200. Modern version- https://www.tissotwatches.com/en-en/t1144171104700.html A picture containing watch, indoor, chain Description automatically generated

Then came the Orient Mako 2. Modern version- https://www.orient-watch.com/Collections/ORIENT/Sports/ORIENT%3A-Mechanical-Sports-Watch/p/AA02001B A watch on a table Description automatically generated with medium confidenceA watch on a wrist Description automatically generated with medium confidenceTudor Pelagos. Modern version- Discover the TUDOR Pelagos Watch – m25600tn-0001 (tudorwatch.com) A watch on a surface Description automatically generated with low confidenceA watch on a person's jacket Description automatically generated with medium confidenceA person wearing a watch Description automatically generated with medium confidenceA picture containing text, case, accessory Description automatically generatedSee the source imageDiscover the TUDOR Pelagos Watch – m25600tb-0001 (tudorwatch.com) CERAMIC MATT BLUE DISC TUDOR PELAGOS - M25600TB-0001Discover the TUDOR Pelagos LHD Watch – m25610tnl-0001 (tudorwatch.com) CERAMIC MATT BLACK DISC TUDOR PELAGOS LHD - M25610TNL-0001See the source image

Ahoi—a dive watch for making a splash | NOMOS Glashütte (nomos-glashuette.com) A picture containing indoor, watch, dark Description automatically generatedA picture containing watch, feet, leather Description automatically generatedA picture containing person Description automatically generatedConiston – Marloe Watch Company A watch on a wrist Description automatically generated with medium confidenceA picture containing indoor, watch, blue Description automatically generatedSee the source imageAquascaphe Bronze – Baltic Watches (baltic-watches.com) A picture containing text, watch, indoor Description automatically generatedAquascaphe – Steel Bezel SB01 (baltic-watches.com) A picture containing text, watch Description automatically generated

BB 58. Discover the TUDOR Black Bay Fifty-Eight Watch – m79030n-0002 (tudorwatch.com) A watch on a table Description automatically generated with medium confidenceHalios Tropik. A watch on a leather jacket Description automatically generated with low confidenceA watch on a table Description automatically generated with low confidenceRikki’s black shield. A person holding a watch Description automatically generated with low confidenceScottish 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 WatchesGraphical user interface, text Description automatically generatedScottish Watches Podcast #238 : Oris – Past, Present and Future with North American CEO VJ Geronimo – Scottish Watches  Longines Hydroconquest 39. A watch on a wrist Description automatically generated with low confidencePhotography tips:

Study the case finishing. A watch on a wrist Description automatically generated with medium confidenceHave some glair on the crystal.  A picture containing text, watch, indoor, close Description automatically generatedA hand holding a watch Description automatically generated with medium confidenceLift the watch up. A picture containing watch Description automatically generated

Have texture in the background. A watch on a table Description automatically generated with medium confidenceA watch on a wrist Description automatically generated with low confidenceFocus on the text. A watch on a wrist Description automatically generated with low confidenceBamford 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. A close-up of a car's dashboard Description automatically generated with medium confidenceA picture containing black, watch, curb Description automatically generated

Oris Hangang limited edition. A wrist with a watch on it Description automatically generated with low confidenceRolex Batman. A picture containing person, indoor Description automatically generatedZelos Mako 3. A close up of a watch Description automatically generated with low confidence

Casioak. A close up of a car's dashboard Description automatically generated with low confidence

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