Bad weather sucks. What do you do when you've planned a photography outing but the weather just won't cooperate? Get creative! Here are our best tips for making the most out of those dull and drab weather days. Read More
While we could never get to the bottom of all the functionalities of Lightroom in a single post, it’s important to know the basics to help get you started. And because we love winter, our post-processing tips are specifically for winter scenes. Ok, let's get to it! Read More
Night photography may seem daunting at first but with a few tricks, you too can be on your way to being an astrophotography expert. All it takes is a few crucial pieces of gear, a little bit of trial and error and a bunch of tenacity. Here are our tips for getting your start in night photography.
Sometimes the best plan is to have no plan at all! Team Shooter Simon Markhof recaps his summer getaway to Tuscany where he threw away his expectations and plans and was rewarded with perfectly photogenic and verdant hills of Tuscany. Read More
With over 1 billion users on Instagram, it can be slightly overwhelming trying to find the content you want to see but if you're obsessed with winter like us, you're in luck! We're sharing our favorite wintry Instagram accounts you can't miss. From icy lakes to alpine adventures to rare Arctic wildlife. Check out what these photographers are up to. Read More
Bre Mirynech a winter loving adventurer seeker living in the heart of the Canadian Rockies who found out she had Raynaud's Disease, a disease that causes an interruption of blood flow to parts of the body, most commonly fingers and toes, due to smaller arteries narrowing that supply blood to your skin. As someone who loves winter sports and winter photography, she set out to find ways of coping with her new diagnosis. Read More
From keeping your lens safe to enhancing an image, there’s no question that filters can be an invaluable tool for photographers, but if you’re just getting started with your photography, you might be confused on what all the fuss is about. Many camera owners use clear filters to protect their lens from dust and moisture but filters also play another huge role in the photographers kit: to enhance the quality of the p...
The Vallerret team has just returned Cologne, Germany where they cruised the floor at Photokina, the world's largest photography expo, being inspired by the latest and greatest innovations and meeting the best in the biz! Read More
We're going back to the basics: How to shoot on Manual Mode. Shooting in manual can seem a bit overwhelming at first, but it’s worth it. Manual mode gives the photographer complete control when it comes to how exposed a photo looks, what’s components of the photo are in focus, how much depth of field definition you have. If you're new to shooting on manual, these are our best tips to get the results you want. Read More
Did you know that the next Total Lunar Eclipse will take place in a few weeks on January 21? The entirety of this phenomenon will be visible from North and South America, and Western parts of Europe and Africa. Wherever you are in the world, this might be a great opportunity for you to finally learn how to take an impressive image of the moon. Read More
If you're a photographer who has been to New Zealand, you've probably heard of the famous Wanaka Tree. During our visit to New Zealand, we made it a point to get some good shots of this famous little tree but because it's so often shot, we wanted to get something unique and a little bit different.
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
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
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
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
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