Teryani Riggs, Shotkit Author

Taking a picture of a winter sunset from the California coast, 2020.

Hi, I'm Teryani. I got my start in photography back in the early 2000s with a little Olympus point-and-shoot. After that, I loved on to an Olympus micro 4/3s, a Nikon DSLR, and then finally a Sony a7III (which I still absolutely love - even after all these years).

As far as photography genres are concerned, I do a little bit of everything. Though I started with landscape, documentary, and travel photography, I know do a fair amount of portraiture and themed shoots. My favorite so far was being hired to create the illustrations for a coming-of-age book for young girls set during the French revolution. I also really enjoy walking around town with my models and finding serendipitous opportunities for great shots.

When I'm not behind a camera, you can find me in the garden, hiking in the back-country (usually with a full kit), and/or traveling. I've hitchhiked through more than 30 countries and love documenting that kind of travel!

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Teryani Riggs (they/them) is an adventure, who loves all things wild and free. Teryani can often be found in the midst of a social/eco-justice campaign, hiking through wild backcountry, or hitchhiking around the world listening to other people's stories. While their focus has historically centered on landscape, travel, and wilderness photography, they've also been hired to shoot genres as varied as historical fiction reenactments in the studio to product and food photography.