Landscape Photography – Marsden Moorland fires

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Hey. So this week I was going to do a blogpost on some of my old California shots but after the wild fires near my favourite Yorkshire moorland.  I will show you the impact of leaving a BBQ in the middle of wild heather on a dry day, instead. Hope you like it 


Beginners guide to photography – The Riley Shot.

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New start – The Riley Shot Blog.

In the last 6 months I have written 20 different drafts of what I was shooting and none have made it to my website. I don’t know if its just me but I must re read my work 100 times until I talk my self out of publishing anything. The main reason I set up my small business and this website was to shoot weddings, which I love, and to show my other work like landscape and travel photography. However, add a 40 hour job, 6 month old baby and editing the weddings that I shoot on the weekend, it doesn’t leave much time for blogging the other shoots I do..

So, I have my new aim, just to blog my latest work and hopefully share some things i have learnt over the years with people who are new to photography, simple really, just show what I am up to and what I’m learning. Thats what I’m going to do. This week you can see my latest portraits and next week I’ll be showing off some of my landscape travel shots from last year, with my aim of adding small blogs each week of my adventures. Now, adventures could be a tad misleading, at the moment I have a 6 month old baby, so I won’t be flying off to the USA again any time soon but I will defiantly be pushing my ability with a few projects lined up. I hope you start of with really simply stuff that I think will help you take better photos, then ideally we could get in to the details and I’ll explain how I learnt these things.

Next week, it will be Yosemite national park from late last year. After that it will be Portraits and hopefully (health permitted) more landscapes, for now I hope you enjoy this weeks blog.

Also, I will be adding a small shop page soon with prints for sale, however, for now if you would like a print please email me.

Landscapes and Travel Photography – The Riley Shot


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Here is just a few shots from my collection.

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Beautiful valley in the peaks.

Beautiful valley in the peaks.

©The Riley Shot , Street Photography in Whitby, Travel Shots



These are a few shots I took when spending the bank holiday in Whitby. We managed to avoid the crowds by sneaking around the side streets to take in the best it has to offer.
 I love Whitby and try to visit a few times a year – like everyone we have our routine. First is a good walk up to the Abbey with a coffee in hand, sitting on the cliff top looking down over the bay. Once we have rested we stroll back down the 199 steps and stop at the Duke of York for lunch, then a wonder over to the arcades and around the harbour.
This year the crowds took us off the normal path and we decided to head up into the side streets where I tried to capture the town at its best. We had a great weekend and with Mrs Riley’s patience I was able to play around and take some street shots for the blog.

I’m booked in for some wedding photography in Keighley, Yorkshire and also in Wales in the next few months so I’ll be updating my new website and blog with some wedding and engagement shots soon.
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Travel Photography – Kefalonia by Scott Riley ©The Riley Shot


After spending a week in Kefalonia, Greece I was hoping to capture a few underwater shots, but as it turns out a £10 camera cover doesn’t work very well. Instead I concentrated on what I know well and shot some landscape pics that I’m really proud of.
What I found really interesting about this small Island was that where ever we went, you could see the old houses before the terrible earthquake of the 1950’s. I couldn’t help stopping at every opportunity to capture what Kefalonia has left behind.

 We had a great week travelling all over the Island from beautiful beaches to some amazing little Greek villages, my favourite moment happened on our 2nd to last day. A huge Loggerhead Turtle came into the harbor which we happened to be sun bathing near, so we decided to grab our snorkels and say hello. It was so majestic in the water – we swam around for about 15-20 minutes before it decided to take off into the open water. We found out after the swim it used to come into the harbor with another smaller Turtle every day, so I stayed around the next morning to get a few snaps on top of the water to show what he looked like.
I will keep this short and sweet and hope the shots speak for themselves. In a few days time I will upload my latest family portrait session.