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 golden mood of the softer light.

It’s quite a big list, so perhpas the first to try are Dawnstar, Toasty Chrome and Rosa Negative.

Embrace a film-like look and join in with the Film Recipes Challenge 📸 Take photos with the Flatpack film recipe, and share them in the Film Recipes Facebook Group or the comments on the recipe page. This recipe is based on film prints in a matte low contrast style. Join in from where you live with a deadline of end of 29th March. #flatpack 👍


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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