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 15 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 Glove Gift Guide for Photographers 2019

November 28, 2019 1 Comment

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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5 Reasons why Greenland should be your next photography destination

November 05, 2019 1 Comment

Ah, Greenland! One of those dream destinations that seem too good to be true and also a little too out of reach to make into a reality. Vallerret Collaborator Lisa Germany chose to move to Greenland from Australia and shares why you too should put it at the top of your travel list!
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The Urbex Street Photography Glove

November 01, 2019

Introducing the brand new Urbex Street Photography Glove. Designed for Urban Explorers, who take to the frozen winter streets to capture a world that often gets overlooked amongst the hustle and bustle of city life. Abandoned Warehouses, Sparkling Lights, City Skylines and One of a Kind Characters. Being a street photographer takes patience, persistence and a bit of style. The Urbex glove is built to help urban photographers maintain that balance of style, warmth and functionality.
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How to fast track your winter photography skills

October 17, 2019

Getting a balanced exposure takes practice and lots of patience and it’s essential to know your camera’s settings and get familiar with shooting manual. Not sure how to do that? No worries, we’ve got you covered. Let’s start with the three main basics to help fast track your winter photography.
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What are Lightroom Presets and How to Use Them

October 11, 2019

Love 'em or hate 'em, presets are here to stay. Here's everything you need to know about importing, exporting, using and tweaking presets. BONUS: Download your free Winter Photography Basics presets now!
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Download our Winter Photography Presets for Lightroom!

October 11, 2019 5 Comments

Post-processing for winter images can be challenging. Mis-coloured white balance, overexposure, too much saturation. We've all been there which is why we've created our own set of winter photography presets to share with you, our winter-loving photography friends!
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5 quick and easy tips to improve your street photography. Photo by Denis Palanque.

October 04, 2019

Urban photography can be one of the most difficult types of photography because the photographer is constantly juggling fleeting moments, inconsistent light and unplanned obstacles, but it's also one of the most interesting types of photography. If you've been meaning to give street photography a try, these easy and quick five tips will send you well on your way!
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7 Awesome Tips And Ideas for Better Autumn Photos

September 25, 2019 2 Comments

Waiting for winter to arrive? Us too. But that's no reason to stay inside! Autumn is a great time to get out and work on improving your images. Here are 7 awesome tips and ideas to help you take beautiful autumn photos.
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Amateur editing tips you might be making

September 19, 2019

We live in the digital era and sometimes, it’s hard to walk the fine line between adjusting your photos enough while not overdoing it. Winter, in particular, has its challenges for photographers: harsh light, confusing exposure, discoloured whites. If you think you could be getting more from your winter images but you're not sure how, read on! Here are the most common amateur mistakes when it comes to editing (and how to avoid them!)
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How to shoot the southern lights

September 10, 2019

Shooting the Northern Lights is a must-do for many photographers but did you know that the Souther Hemisphere has a light show of its own? The Aurora Australis is a spectacle that can only be seen from Australia, Chile, Argentina, New Zealand and Antarctica meaning that while it's more difficult to see than the Aurora Borealis, it's no less spectacular. 
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Vallerret Goes Green

August 28, 2019

We are excited to be partnering with 1% for the Planet as we continually work to become a more sustainable business but we know that being a sustainable business is more than protecting the environment. Check out our Corporate Social Responsibility Practices!
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Vallerret Joins 1% for the planet

July 25, 2019

Vallerret Photography Gloves is committed to giving one percent of our annual revenue to environmental nonprofits to help reduce the impact our business has on the environment. Now, when you buy Vallerret Photography Gloves, you can rest assured you’re buying a product that gives back. 
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5 Reasons to Visit New Zealand for Winter Photography

June 26, 2019

Summer solstice is officially done and dusted which only means one thing, winter is coming! For those who can't wait for the snow, New Zealand is a great choice for a snowy escape from the heat. With stunning nature and plentiful snowsports around every corner, New Zealand is a must do for winter chasers. Read on for our top five reasons to visit New Zealand in winter.
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Photographer's Guide to Canada. Photo by Dan Schyk

June 03, 2019

Ever dreamed of visiting Canada in the winter? We've got you covered! From where to go, what to see, and the best photography spots in the country. Check out our complete guide to photographing a Canadian winter.
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Photographer guide to Antarctica

May 19, 2019

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photographers guide to japan

May 19, 2019

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.
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Guide to shooting the northern lights (photo: simon markhof)

May 19, 2019

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.
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Photographers guide to Lofoten. Photo by pedro kin.

May 19, 2019

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!
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Ultimate Photographer's guide to Iceland. Photo by lee gale.

May 19, 2019

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.
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how to fund your photography career using kickstarter

May 02, 2019

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.
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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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