Film Recipes for Golden Hour

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.

➡️ The Film Recipes Challenge is now on! Shoot with the recent look, Age of Aquarius, and share your photos, either in the Facebook group or the recipe page comments. The deadline is end of Feb 15th. Everyone is welcome, from all around the world! For inspiration, see previous galleries. ➡️ The Film Recipes Facebook Group is a great place to share film recipes, ask questions and join the challenge.

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

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).

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