This Winter, Simon and two other friends took a road trip around Norway indulging in the amazing scenery, bags fully packed with camera gear and the chat set on “Shutter speed” and “ISO”. Check out the nectar video by Simon’s fellow photog friend and travel buddy Christian Simmerl, which captures perfectly what a photo adventure is all about. Read More
Iceland has quickly become one of the hottest places for cold weather and landscape photography, and with eye-popping images being spread around on all channels, it is easy to see why everyone wants to go there.
With our travel bug and Iceland on the radar, I got in touch with Blake Parker, an Australian born photographer now living in London who made a trip to Iceland this march.
The shutter showdown is a concept, not entirely our own making, but we put our own spin on the photography challenge idea. We opened the doors to any photographer wanting to team up with a skier or snowboarder for 3 hours in a specially built park, followed by 90 minutes to edit and submit photos in order to battle off in 4 photography categories. The whole purpose was to bring together photographers from all over and of all levels for a killer time, network, learn, ...
Charlotte Workman is a ski resort photographer in Andorra and she shares with us insights on what it takes to be a ski photographer. “Sliding around a mountain taking photos all day is a pretty sweet gig. Every day I’m grateful for what I do. However as a photographer for Grandvalira ski resort, it does mean a lot of time making beginners look good doing snow plow."
Not all Merino sheep are created equal. In fact as a consumer keep in mind that the qualities of 100 % Merino Wool can vary quite drastically especially in regards to softness. In our photography gloves, we use merino wool from New Zealand merino sheep. Read More
We are proud to say that our 15/16 Vallerret photography gloves are on the way, available in both black and white print. We had a super successful kickstarter campaign, but the design and communication doesn’t need to stop there. If you have any comments or suggestions on our photography gloves the please leave a comment or send us an email. Read More
When shooting snowboarding, a decent picture has to have at least some hint of movement and show the dynamic of snowboarding itself. Thus, composing a snowboard photo is important and you should try to apply the rules of composition to all your shots. To get a better understating of why composition is important in capturing the movement and dynamic, it helps to understand that the camera captures a scene differently to the way in which we view it.
What to do when things don't go to plan? A huge part of getting that great shot you had imagined, in fact, a massive part of photography, in general, is problem-solving. The better you can manage a situation the more likely you are of hitting that banger. Read More
When it comes to snowboard photography, it is essential to capture the right moment. Know what your rider is going to do and let the rider know how you want the end photo. In other words, talk. As a photographer you should have completed the necessary preparation (getting the right angle, distance, and lighting). But still, with all that sorted, it can be hard to get the shot y...
Growing up in Montreal, obsessed with skateboarding and snowboarding Todd moved out to Whistler in 2000. Armed with a point and shoot camera and some encouragement, Todd dove into a career orientated around snowboard photography.
When working with video the number one time waster is searching through endless hours of unnamed video clips piled up and dumped on your disks, coz’ you know those videos are there, but where did you put them? Read on for tips on how to stay organized. Read More
Printing your photos has a few added bonuses. Firstly, you get to admire your own work, picking up details on how to improve your photography each time you view them. Secondly, comforted in the knowledge that you have saved your work form collecting virtual dust and dying in the dark corners of your hard drive, you will also reap the benefits of a great nights sleep. Read More
New team shooter Simon Markhof joins the Vallerret Photography Gloves team. Simon hails from Bavaria in Germany and first fell in love with photography 2005. Read more to find out how he blends his love for snowboarding with his love of photography. Read More
In a previous TST, we mentioned that learning a new skill like taking portraits would tremendously enhance your ski and snowboard photography. Team shooter Rickard Croy takes it to the next level providing you a tip to improve your portrait photography without any new gear, any additional costs, and just a simple adjustment. Read More
The sun produces shadows (of course), which creates depth and contrast, and there is the normal rule of shooting with your back to the sun thus lighting up your subject. However, there is another trick and this is the real kicker! Read More
It’s all about telling the story and providing the viewer with a window to what you are seeing. By including more landscape in your ski and snowboard photography you can portray the epicness and grandeur of the action in all its glory. Read More
Getting better at landscape photography or to be more precise, looking at the landscape in terms of composition, line and form is going to give your ski and snowboard photography the x-factor.
Growing as a photographer can mean learning alternative skills that have a greater impact on your original interest. I have found portrait photography to not only be exciting and fun, but, the studio work involving creating my own lighting arrangements etc. have benefited my action photography on an unimaginable scale. Read More
So you have figured out how your camera works. You’re creating a good composition, exposure is correct. By all means, you’re creating great photos, But, something is missing. INSPIRATION for that next level photo shoot. Read More
If you're ready to take your photography to the next level, you might want to invest in quality gloves that are both functional and warm. So, what makes the perfect photography glove? This is what we found to be the most important features of great photography gloves and what we would recommend you to look for. Read More
If you are anything like me, then you are constantly looking for another piece of photography gear to add to your camera bag, but will having the latest and greatest gear make you a better photographer? Read More
Bright snowy conditions are hard lighting environments that have the ability to create overexposed compositions with bright highlights and very dark shadows. A flash is a great tool to give your subject some “pop” and separate them from the background. Read More
To get photos published its often about shooting the right person and not just taking the best picture. Sad but true. Obviously, the picture has to be great as well, but I have better pictures that haven’t been published compared to the pics that made it to print, partly because the person was well known.
The reason I decided to go to Mammoth was that I was talking to my friend Joakim, and we were both tired of the bad weather and all the stuff we had to do in school, and drifted away to how fun it would be to go skiing somewhere. So we kept talking and as it happened, we settled on Mammoth, CA! Read More