It’s a question we get all the time: What is the best glove for my winter holiday? Whether you’re headed to the Arctic or Japan, we know how crucial it is to have the right gear dialed in before you hop on that plane. There’s nothing worse than investing in gear that doesn’t work for you. Finding a glove that works best for everyone can be tricky but we’ve learned some tips over the years to help you get the right glove for your winter holiday. Read More
Vallerret Photography Glove Ambassador Denis Palanque shares his experience photographing the famous Yellowstone National Park in the winter. Wild bison, elk, wovles and so much more make Yellowstone their home during the snowy cold winter. Read on if Yellowstone is a dream winter location for you! Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
The story behind the W’s Nordic Photography glove is both personal and practical. It is a perfect example of how we design in general: we aim to make gloves we’d use ourselves, gloves that we’d personally want to use all day, every day. When we say that this company is run for photographers, by photographers, we mean it! Read More
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. Read More
At first glance, it might seem a bit ridiculous. Perhaps even a bit of an overkill. Photography gloves the size of oven mitts? Sure, it may seem absurd but bear with us! The Altas were designed to go over all of our photography gloves to be used as a giant coat. A glove for your glove. It provides insulation and warmth in the harshest of environments. Read More
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 Sakdi Zipper 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. Read More
Perhaps one of the most recognizable places in New Zealand, no trip to the South Island is complete without a quick jaunt up the famous Roy's Peak. We hiked up this famous peak in winter to see what the buzz was all about. Was it worth the crowds? Hell yes. We break down everything you need to know if you plan on making this hiking pilgrimage.
Ask any self-taught photography professional what they wish they had done when they were starting out, and the answer is sure to be “I wish I had of paid for a workshop where someone could tell me all the secrets in a few days instead of trying to figure them out myself over years”. With so many overwhelming options popping up every month, it can be tricky to narrow down the workshops that are best for you. Here are our tips for selecting the pe... Read More
The secret’s out! Team Vallerret is growing. We’re excited to bring on Erica Clapp as our Social Media and Content Manager. Living on the other part of the world in New Zealand, Erica will be handling all of our social media, blogging and helping with the ambassador program. We spent all of August in New Zealand getting to know Erica and bringing her up to speed on all things Vallerret. If you want to know more about our newest addition, read on! Read More
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. Read More
In the past few weeks, we’ve mastered both aperture and shutter speed in relation to winter photography. This week we’re taking a quick look at the final pillar of photography: ISO. ISO is the last step to understanding the basics of shooting on manual mode and is a crucial component to a well-exposed photo.
This week, we take a look at one of the three pillars of photography: shutter speed. What is it? How do you use it? How does it work with aperture and ISO? And most importantly, how do you optimize shutter speed for winter photography? Read More
This week, we’re going back to basics with winter photography aperture 101. What is it? How does it work? And why is it important? Aperture is one of the three pillars of photography and if you can master it, you'll be well on your way to a manual shooting pro! Read More
Just because it's cold doesn't mean you can't go outside and shoot! Winter landscapes provide some of the best backdrops and scenery for photography. Learn these quick tips and you'll be well on your way to better winter images. Read More
The struggle of the modern photographer: Finding balance between paid work and personal projects. It’s a recurring statement as of late, in articles, interviews and podcasts alike. Photographers and many creatives for that matter are instilling the importance of personal projects, getting out of your comfort zone and changing your surroundings. Team Shooter Todd Easterbrook shares his thoughts on making time for personal projects. Read More
We got in touch with David Rosenthal, a landscape and adventure photographer, to learn the ins and outs of the Muench Photography Workshops. We find out who best suits the workshops, how Muench is different, plus tips for other photographers looking to start their own workshops. Read More
With hopes of being blowing away by the shear size of the infamous rock climbing routes, inspired by the subjects that caught Ansel Adams´s attention, and enjoying the summer outdoors we ended up battling a thick layer of smoke which engulfed the valley. Read More
Arctic Surf Photography is both challenging and rewarding. The location alone is an experience, I mean it’s the Arctic full of dramatic landscapes, Iceberg factories and polar bears, even the sun hides for a few months.
It’s a place where big puffer jackets and multiple layers of merino become your uniform, jumping in the water let alone surfing, (or as a photographer floating and diving under the waves) seems ludicrous.
Christian Hoiberg: This winter I spent three full months living and guiding in Arctic Norway. While I’ve spent a lot of time there previously, staying there for this extended period of time led to me getting a more intimate understanding of the surroundings.
Favouring the colder more dramatic climates, Pedro Kin chases the lights unfazed by the conditions. A Portuguese landscape photographer based in Slovakia, we had been talking with Pedro about some of his adventures.
It has been 3 years now since I first started shooting pictures and clips in board sports. I’m proud and relieved to see that I have progressed fairly well during that time, thanks to a lot of hard feedback, encouragements, inspiration and hard work. Nevertheless, I have never considered myself as a professional photographer. When can one call himself “professional” at something? Read More
Located in the South Island of New Zealand, it is one of those iconic places that has everything you can look for: sharp mountains that dive into the water, lush vegetation, heaps of compositions and most important of all (well, for me at least) it has a huge potential for reflections! Read More