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

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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How to make money as a photography during Covid-19

March 27, 2020

Photographers and small businesses are especially vulnerable during the world health crisis we are navigating and many photographers who rely on travel and workshops are struggling to make ends meet. If you've suddenly found yourself without work, you're not alone. It's time to get creative! Here are our tips to making money when your gigs get cancelled.
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Vallerret Photography Gloves message for Covid-19

March 18, 2020

A message to our community regarding Covid-19. We will include all the updates here.
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Women you Should follow on instagram

March 10, 2020 1 Comment

Landscape and Nature Photography are heavily male-dominated industries but these women are trying to change that. Check out these rad photographers you should keep an eye on in 2020!
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Norway's best Photo locations

March 05, 2020

Norway has no shortage of perfect photo spots. The hardest part of your trip will surely be deciding where to go! Check out our top recommendations including our custom Norway photography map.
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5 tips for photographing your pets in the snow

February 27, 2020

Energetic, unpredictable and rambunctious, pets can be a handful to photograph in the snow but with a little patience and perseverance, you too can be well on your way to capturing perfect portraits of your furry friends. Here are our best tips and tricks for photographing your pets in the snow!
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How to Shoot a Winter Panorama

February 20, 2020

In this article, we are going to look at some easy steps to get you started capturing some glorious panoramic images. With a camera and access to a bit of software anyone can shoot a panorama, yet, despite how easy it is now, it can still be a little daunting to tackle this technique for the first time. 
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Wildlife Photography Tips for Beginners

February 12, 2020

Wildlife photography can be an intimidating field to break into for any photographers. While the gear list and exotic animals may make this type of photography prohibitive, getting started is actually easier than you'd think! Here are our best tips for beginner wildlife photographers.
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The Complete Guide to Photographing Ice in Greenland

February 05, 2020

Ice, ice, baby! Despite its name, Greenland is not even close to being green, especially in the winter when the country is largely covered in ice. In fact, 80% of its landmass is covered by the world’s second-largest ice sheet. Greenland is the place to go to photograph ice. There is not a day go by that you won’t encounter it in one of its forms, and the sheer scale of it is something you have to see to believe. 
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Interview with Young Wildlife Photographer Sam Swartley

January 21, 2020

We've been following the work of Pennsylvania-based young photographer Sam Swartley for a while now and he was kind enough to give us a glimpse into his photography world. Read on to see what it's like to be a young photographer breaking into the scene. 
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Introducing the Power Stretch Pro Liner with Touch

January 15, 2020

We've been working on something special behind the scenes! Introducing the Polartec Power Stretch Pro. A thin, durable and warm liner glove that fits nicely under all of our photography gloves. We were recently introduced to the Polartec Power Stretch Pro, a revolutionary fabric from Polartec and we were so impressed with the fabric we couldn’t wait to add it to our lineup. Polartec® Power Stretch® Pro™
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The Goddess of Winter in the Shape of a Photography Glove

January 15, 2020

How do you create a perfect photography glove? Combine the Norse Goddess of Winter, a loveable German filmmaker, and a whole lot of thought and planning. We're so excited to bring the updated Skadi PSP Mitt into our lineup this year but this one is more than just a glove for us. It's an embodiment of everything we're about: making gloves that keep our fellow winter lovers out in the elements even longer.
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4 Reasons why you should add a drone to your photography kit

January 08, 2020 4 Comments

Drones are one of the great inventions in the camera gear segment of the last decade has hit the consumer market. They offer plenty of opportunities to step up your photography game. Here are some reasons, why you should consider adding a drone to your photography gear.
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Vallerret Photography Gloves Decade in Review

December 27, 2019

A lot can happen in 10 years! As we close the chapter on the decade, we take a look back through some of the best photography trends of the 2010's.
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The Story behind The Markhof Pro Model 2.0

December 18, 2019

How to improve our number one crowd favorite? At Vallerret, there’s always a way! The Markhof Pro glove has been with us since our second glove production and not long after being on the market, it became our #1 customer favourite. It's back this season a fresh look and subtle improvements. 
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A photography journey through the Isle of Skye, Scotland

December 12, 2019

Vallerret collaborator Peter Elliot takes a photographic journey through the Isle of Skye, Scotland. Like any good Scottish adventure, this trip featured impressive peaks, icy blue lakes and of course, the famously fickle Scottish weather. Check it out!
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You need warmth? We’ve got it! The story behind the Ipsoot

December 09, 2019

The people want warmth? We'll give them warmth. Our Ipsoot is back this year as our heavy duty winter glove, built to withstand the elements on the coldest winter days. This glove was inspired by our Canadian team shooter, Todd Easterbrook who spends his winters as a professional snowboard photographer.
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Winter Photography Gear Management

December 05, 2019

Keeping your gear neat and tidy in the field can be surprisingly difficult, especially when the weather is rolling in and moisture starts to fall. The last thing you want to do is ruin that expensive camera gear because of a few organizational mishaps. Here are our top tips for keeping your gear organized and tidy while out in the field.
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Best Photography Glove for Winter Photography

December 03, 2019 11 Comments

What are the best gloves for winter photography? This is a question that has been the center of our business ever since the beginning. Vallerret was founded because of the all too common problem of not being able to find gloves warm enough to withstand the harsh winter weather that came with winter photography. If you're wondering which gloves will be the best fit for you, read on! We break it down for you.
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The Ultimate Gift Guide for Photographers 2019

November 28, 2019

It’s that time of the year. The fireplaces are roaring, the snow is falling and everyone is scrambling to find the perfect gift for their loved ones this year. As fellow photographers ourselves, we know how hard buying for a photographer can be. If you’re left confused by the technical jargon and tech specs of products you don’t understand then you’re in luck. Read on for our gift recommendations. 
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Vallerret Partners With The Conservation Alliance

November 20, 2019

We are proud and excited to be joining the Conservation Alliance through our commitment to 1% for the Planet. The Conservation Alliance is an organization created by outdoor industry leaders who share a goal of increasing outdoor industry support for conservation efforts. They provide funding and grants to grassroots environmental organizations to help protect and conserve public lands in North America.
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Photographer's Guide to Shooting the Blue Hour. Photo carl van den boom

November 14, 2019

Step aside Golden Hour! There’s a new favourite time of the night for photography. If you’re one of those photographers who pack up and go home after the final rays of sun dip behind the horizon, you’re probably missing out on one of the best times to shoot. Looking to step into the realm of Blue Hour Photography? Here are our best tips!
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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 Sizes 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
    Female Sizes 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 -
    Female Glove Models: W's Nordic

      

    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 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 you 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 chose a liner size that is snug/tight on your hand for the best Fliptech performance when wearing liners and gloves together.