The hours around sunrise and sunset offer some of the best light for taking photographs. Apart from the opportunity to shoot images of the sun close to the horizon, the angle of light, diffused through the atmosphere creates a naturally warm, soft tone to images.
In a number of film recipes, I have embraced this soft warm light with settings and film simulation choices that compliment the golden hour. Using these will help to bring out the gentle mood of the softer light.
Join the fun! The Film Recipes Facebook Group is a great place to chat film recipes, or share photos you’ve taken with the recipes. The Karmachroma challenge is on. Shoot with Karmachroma and share by Sun, Oct 2nd. Everyone is welcome to share photos from around the world. A selection will be added to the site. Let’s go!
More Film Recipes for Golden Hour
Whilst other sites take a different approach to film recipes, modelling them on 35mm film stocks, etc., there are some great recipes out there for use in the golden hour.
Firstly, a special recommendation for the amazing work of Immanuel Sander
- Captn Look Recipes – Wonderful recipes that are soft and saturated
Other gold hour recipes worth a look.
- Autumn Gold – a warm recipe from Piotr Skrzypek
- Kodak GT 800 Alt – a mellow adaptation of Kodak GT 800-5
- Vintage Color v2 – very warm and deep from FujiXWeekly
- Eterna Recipe – great golden hour tones by Alik Griffin
- Roman Sun – warm and contrasty tones by Evan Lewis on the Fujifilm Film Simulations Facebook Group (you need to be a member to see it).