Thinking of traveling to Japan this winter? Here's everything you need to know. Where to go, what to see, how to get around and what to pack. We cover it all. Read More
If you've dreamed of seeing the Northern Lights, this is the guide for you! Where to find them, how to shoot them, when to see them and everything in between. Read More
Thinking of traveling to Lofoten this winter? Here's everything you need to know to make your photography trip a total success. Where to go, what to see, how to pack, and everything in between! Read More
Heading to Iceland? Here's everything you need to know to make your photography trip a success. Where to go, what to see to, what to pack and how to prepare for Iceland's famously fickle weather. Read More
Looking to crowdfund your way to a photography career? We sat down with Peter Cox, a professional landscape photographer from Ireland, to pick his brain about how to leverage Kickstarter to fund your photography. Learn his best tips and biggest regrets from his two wildly successful campaigns. Read More
The Lake District is a beautiful little corner of northwest England that features 16 lakes, verdant valleys, sloping fells and hundreds of photo opportunities. We chat with Vallerret Ambassadors Lee Gale and Simon Baxter on their top tips for photographing this iconic national park. Read More
Elopements were once something you did in secret and often had undertones of embarrassment but elopements have done a complete 180 and are one of the hottest trends in wedding photography. We talk to elopement photographer Tori Ware to find out what all the fuss is about and how she took her photography from big weddings to intimate, private ceremonies. Read More
Lightroom is a tool that almost every professional photographer uses and as you progress in your own photography, it's likely you'll be delving into the extensive, all-consuming world of Lightroom too. While it's true there's no right or wrong way to process your photos, there are definitely some adjustments you can make that will be detrimental to the quality of your photos. Luckily for you, these are fixes are easy to make! Here are the top 9 mistakes beginners m... Read More
Few animals on earth spark such intense curiosity and respect like the polar bear. These magnificent creatures live in some of the most inhospitable terrains in the world and while their habitat is disappearing and their numbers are dwindling, they are still at the top of the food chain in the Arctic. We’ve asked Arctic photographer extraordinaire and photography workshop leader Audun Lie Dahl to share his best tips f... Read More
In simple terms, the histogram is the way you can determine all the brightness values in your image. You can use it to tell if your photos are underexposed, overexposed or if you’ve clipped any shadows or highlights. Bright snowy conditions confuse your camera and often leave your images underexposed. Understanding the histogram basics will help you create better winter images. Read More
Ahh Paris, the city of lights. While many wildlife and landscape photographers spend hours getting away from artificial light of the city, sometimes there’s a good reason to grab your camera and embrace the dazzling city lights. But with over 33 million visitors a year, how can a visiting photographer get a unique shot? Stephan Hellin helps break down everything you need to know about photographing the Eiffel Tower in the winter. Read More
How do you take photos like one of the most prominent and well-respected photographers of our time? Chris Burkard has become a household name for budding photographers and adventurers around the globe but how does it do it? Read on to see his best tips for shooting like the pros. Read More
Bad weather sucks. What do you do when you've planned a photography outing but the weather just won't cooperate? Get creative! Here are our best tips for making the most out of those dull and drab weather days. Read More
While we could never get to the bottom of all the functionalities of Lightroom in a single post, it’s important to know the basics to help get you started. And because we love winter, our post-processing tips are specifically for winter scenes. Ok, let's get to it! Read More
Night photography may seem daunting at first but with a few tricks, you too can be on your way to being an astrophotography expert. All it takes is a few crucial pieces of gear, a little bit of trial and error and a bunch of tenacity. Here are our tips for getting your start in night photography.
Sometimes the best plan is to have no plan at all! Team Shooter Simon Markhof recaps his summer getaway to Tuscany where he threw away his expectations and plans and was rewarded with perfectly photogenic and verdant hills of Tuscany. Read More
With over 1 billion users on Instagram, it can be slightly overwhelming trying to find the content you want to see but if you're obsessed with winter like us, you're in luck! We're sharing our favorite wintry Instagram accounts you can't miss. From icy lakes to alpine adventures to rare Arctic wildlife. Check out what these photographers are up to. Read More
Bre Mirynech a winter loving adventurer seeker living in the heart of the Canadian Rockies who found out she had Raynaud's Disease, a disease that causes an interruption of blood flow to parts of the body, most commonly fingers and toes, due to smaller arteries narrowing that supply blood to your skin. As someone who loves winter sports and winter photography, she set out to find ways of coping with her new diagnosis. Read More
From keeping your lens safe to enhancing an image, there’s no question that filters can be an invaluable tool for photographers, but if you’re just getting started with your photography, you might be confused on what all the fuss is about. Many camera owners use clear filters to protect their lens from dust and moisture but filters also play another huge role in the photographers kit: to enhance the quality of the p...
The Vallerret team has just returned Cologne, Germany where they cruised the floor at Photokina, the world's largest photography expo, being inspired by the latest and greatest innovations and meeting the best in the biz! Read More
We're going back to the basics: How to shoot on Manual Mode. Shooting in manual can seem a bit overwhelming at first, but it’s worth it. Manual mode gives the photographer complete control when it comes to how exposed a photo looks, what’s components of the photo are in focus, how much depth of field definition you have. If you're new to shooting on manual, these are our best tips to get the results you want. Read More
Did you know that the next Total Lunar Eclipse will take place in a few weeks on January 21? The entirety of this phenomenon will be visible from North and South America, and Western parts of Europe and Africa. Wherever you are in the world, this might be a great opportunity for you to finally learn how to take an impressive image of the moon. Read More
If you're a photographer who has been to New Zealand, you've probably heard of the famous Wanaka Tree. During our visit to New Zealand, we made it a point to get some good shots of this famous little tree but because it's so often shot, we wanted to get something unique and a little bit different.