Understanding Focal Length for Winter Photography

January 14, 2021

Focal lengths. What are they? Why are the important? And how you you know which focal length you need? We deep dive into the world of focal lengths to help new photographers understand what focal lengths they should be using for their photography.
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The Science Behind a Photographer's Cold Fingers

January 08, 2021

We’ve all been there: waiting for the perfect shot in freezing temps as bitterly cold wind whips through the mountains. The drill is always the same: hop up and down, jog in place, blow warm air down your glove in hopes of bringing some feeling back to your poor, weathered fingertips. We all know what happens but do you know why it happens?
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Make Winter Cold Again: Our Annual Donations are on Their Way!

December 18, 2020

We did it! We made it through 2020 and we're nearing the end of the this complex, frustrating and wildly strange year. As we say goodbye to 2020, we look back at how Mother Nature has fared this year as well as shining a light on some of the awesome organizations we're donating to through our commitment with 1% for the Planet.
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13 Woodland Photographers you should know about

December 08, 2020

There is something about forests that is just simply enchanting, no matter the season you find them in. The eeriness of a bare winter tree, the lushness of a summer tree in full bloom, the comfort of a tree in its golden autumn cloak. Unlike many types of landscape photography, woodland photography doesn't require any special travel. If you live by some trees, you too can jump into woodland photogrphy!

If you're looking for inspiration, here are our current fa...

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10 Photography YouTube channels we are obsessed with right now

December 03, 2020

Youtuber photographers are usually not just photographers, they are also videographers, video editors, storytellers and tv personalities. There’s so much behind the scenes work that go into cultivating a well-craft Youtube channel so this week, we want to share some of our favourite photography Youtube channels we just can’t get enough of.
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Black Friday at Vallerret: Deals are Out, Mother Nature is In

November 26, 2020

This Black Friday we are donating all profits from sales to The Norwegian Society for Conservation to help preserve one of the most iconic and recognizable photography locations on the planet: Lofoten. Visiting Lofoten is a dream for most photographers but this pristine location is at constant threat and the NSC is working to keep Lofoten wild. Read more to see how you can help.
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The Ultimate Gift Guide for Photographers 2021

November 18, 2020 1 Comment

The Holiday Season is just around the corner which means it's time to get your Christmas shopping in order. If you're looking to buy a gift for the photographer in your life but you're not sure where to start, check out our Ultimate Gift Guide created for you with input from dozens of real, professional photographers.
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How to shoot the northern lights

November 12, 2020

For many winter photographers, seeing and photographing the Northern Lights is an absolute dream but unless you are one of the lucky few to live very far north or very far south, you'll likely need to plan a trick to the Arctic to get your fix. Either way, seeing the Northern Lights in person should definitely be a bucket list item for all photographers. Vallerret Ambassador Aurore Alifanti walks us through her best tips for shooting the Aurora. 
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15 Incredible Female Photographers to Follow on Instagram in 2020

November 05, 2020

Highlighting women in photography helps change the perceived conception about photographers and what qualities are necessary to be a professional photographer so we are thrilled to be spending this week showcasing some of our favourite photographers from 2020. Let's jump in!

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10 Macro Photographer to Follow On Instagram

October 27, 2020

Always looking to diversify our Instagram feed, we’ve been obsessed with filling our feed with talented macro photographers blurring the boundaries between art and photography. Here are our favourite macro photographers to follow on Instagram right now.

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The Best Camera Bag for Winter Photography, According to the Pros

October 21, 2020

If you've been hunting for the perfect photography bag, you've likely been overwhelmed with the number of choices. With so many options, it can be hard to know where to even begin but don't worry, we're here to help. We asked our ambassadors and pros to chime in on what bag they use and love in the field. Here are their answers.
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10 Incredible Bird Photographers to Follow on Instagram

October 14, 2020

Birders, unite! Bird photographers are a dedicated bunch determined to give even the tiniest of birds an intimate portrait and a snapshot of their life. Here are our top bird photographers to follow right now!
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The Best Gloves for Bird Photography

October 13, 2020

Bird Photography in winter is not for the faint of heart. Bird and wildlife photographers who stake out their position and patiently wait for the shot for hours on end surely are some of the hardiest photographers in the game but those who are willing to wait it out are usually rewarded with images that not every photographer can get. To get a good shot, you need the warmest of gear so you can wait for your moment in comfort. Here are our best recommendations. 
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Introducing the Guardian Glove

October 05, 2020

It wouldn't quite be winter without a new photography glove to add to the lineup! Introducing The Gaurdian, our answer for cold weather photojournalists working in the field. We’ve helped landscape photographers, wildlife photographers and urban photographers create their art in comfort and this year, we are introducing The Guardian, a limited edition glove designed for photographers and photojournalists who are tasked with covering conflict areas. This glove is th...
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11 Inspiring Drone Photographers to Follow on Instagram

September 30, 2020 2 Comments

Seeing the world from above is often only a privilege allowed for birds and climbers but with the introduction of affordable drones, birdseye views are often only a Google search away. We are always on the hunt for inspiring photographers pushing the boundaries of their craft and when we came across these drone and aerial photographers, we knew we had to share! Check out their work below and give them a follow on Instagram.
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Best Gloves for Drone Photographers

September 28, 2020

A good winter glove should give the photographer optimal control without compromising on warmth. The Skadi Zipper Mitt PSP is our best glove for drone photography thanks to its extreme customizability, merino wool insulation and touch screen compatible liners. If you're looking to fly your drone in the heart of winter, check out these gloves!
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5 tips for shooting stunning photos in the rain - harry cunningham

September 23, 2020

We know finding motivation can be hard but this year, challenge yourself: When the clouds roll in and the rain starts to fall, grab your camera and some rain gear and enjoy the oddly satisfying joys of shooting in the rain. Here are our best tips for getting amazing shots in the rain. 
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6 tips for autumn photography photo by aaron burden

September 16, 2020

Autumn is here and the peak leaf colour will only last for so long. Have you started preparing for autumn photography? Here are our top tips for awesome Autumn foliage photography.
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5 Tips to keep motivated with your photography during Covid-19

September 09, 2020

Feeling a bit lost and unmotivated in light of the current pandemic? You're not alone. The good news is as photographers, we are well trained to adapt and work with unforeseen circumstances. If you're feeling a bit lacklustre in your photography, here are 5 tips to help you feed your creativity during lockdown.
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Winter Photography Packing List

September 03, 2020 3 Comments

From years of living and thriving in cold places from Alaska to Norway, we have perfected our winter packing list to include everything you need to be warm and have a great shoot without packing up the entire house plus the kitchen sink in your bag (trust us, we’ve been there too.) Here is our go-to winter photography packing list.
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5 things you should know before your first wildlife photography trip

August 19, 2020

Like most types of photography, Wildlife Photography is a lot easier than it looks but with a few tips, any photographer can venture into this exciting field. Vallerret Team Shooter Simon Markhof shares his top tips to help you nail your first wildlife photography shoot.
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Winter Presets: Simon Markhof's Iceland Collection

May 01, 2020

Bored in quarantine? We've been there. Why not revisit those old photos in Lightroom you've been meaning to get to? Even better, how about some carefully crafted presets from Vallerret Team Shooter Simon Markhof? Boom! Quarantine just got so much better.
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Remembering Earth Day in the time of Pandemic

April 22, 2020

Earth Day will celebrate it's 50th year on Wednesday, April 22 amongst one the deadliest pandemics in modern times. How is Covid-19 impacting the climate crisis and how can we keep our environmental focus as we work to contain the virus? 
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Photoshop Overlays 101: How to Add Snow To Your Photos

April 07, 2020 2 Comments

While Lightroom gets the glory as the software of choice for photographers, Photoshop certainly still holds its own, performing tasks that can only be done in Photoshop. One advantage Photoshop has over Lightroom is the ability to add in an overlay which is an easy way to add whimsical elements to your image such as snow, light rays, leaves, etc. 
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Help With Sizing

FIND YOUR SIZE:

  1. Measure around the widest part of your hand with a relaxed open palm.
  2. Measure from base of hand to the tip of the middle finger.

PEASE NOTE:  We design our gloves to be snug for best camera feel possible. This sizing chart reflects snuggly fitted gloves.

    Unisex Size Guide XS S M L XL XXL
    Hand Girth cm  18 - 20  20 - 21 21 - 22 22 - 23 23 - 25 25-28
    inch  7.1 - 7.9   7.9 - 8.3  8.3 - 8.7 8.7 - 9.1 9.1 - 9.8 9.8-11.0
    Hand Length cm  16.0 - 17.5  17.5 - 18.5 18.0 - 19.0 19.0 - 20.0 20.5 - 22.0 22-24.0
    inch  6.3 - 6.9 6.9 - 7.2 7.1 - 7.5 7.5 - 7.9 8.1 - 8.7 8.7-9.4
     EU Size Equivalent  EU 7.5  EU 8 EU 8.5 EU 9 EU 10 EU 11
     Unisex Glove Models: Markhof Pro 2.0 | Skadi Zipper Mitt | Ipsoot | Alta Over-Mitt | Merino Liner Touch | Primaloft/Merino Liner | Urbex | Powerstretch Pro Liners
    Female Size Guide* XS S M L XL
    Hand Girth cm 16.0 - 17.5 17.5 - 18.8 18.5 - 20.0 20.0 - 21.5 -
    inch  6.3 - 6.9 6.9 - 7.4 7.2 - 7.9 7.9 - 8.5 -
    Hand Length cm 15.5 - 16.5 16.3 - 17.2  17.0 - 18.5 19.0 - 20.0 -
    inch  6.1 - 6.5 6.4 - 6.8 6.7 - 7.3 7.5 - 7.9 -
     EU Size Equivalent  EU 6  EU 7 EU 8 EU 9 -
    *This size guide is specific only to W's Nordic Photography Glove

      

    Please note, our gloves are designed to fit snuggly to give you the best camera feel without compromising on warmth. If you prefer a looser fit, please consider to go a size up.

    As we learn more and more about gloves we also learn that all hands are different. Some people have long skinny fingers and slim wrists, others have wide hands with short fingers.

    Our gloves wont fit all even with the right measurements from the sizing chart – but we try!

     

    What size should I get if I'm between sizes?

    For many, the best option will be to go up a size if your measurements are in between sizes.

    If you are between sizes or if your hands do not fit into the measurements on our sizing chart, we recommend prioritizing the fit for the girth measurement. The girth is the most important measurement and if the girth size on the glove is too small, you won't be able to fit the glove.

     

    Should I size up for my liner glove?

    If you’re considering pairing a liner glove with your photography gloves, we recommend choosing the same size liner as photography glove. We designed our liners to be thin and fit inside of our photography gloves so we recommend your normal size in liners. There are two exceptions to this:

    Exception #1: If you are at the very end of the ratio size in the sizing chart, e.g. 1 mm from being a size Large, then we advise going up a glove size if you plan to often wear the liner with the gloves. 

    Exception #2: If your personal preference is to wear fairly loose gloves, then you should also go up a size when adding a liner. We don't recommend this as you will compromise dexterity with loose gloves and our priority is best possible camera feel. But you know best what you like!

    House tip: Make sure to choose a liner size that is snug/tight on your hand for the best Fliptech performance when wearing liners and gloves together.

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