What is the Golden Hour?
In photography, the golden hour is a period shortly after sunrise or before sunset. The daylight is redder and softer than when the Sun is higher in the sky. As a result, you get to shoot warmer, pleasing and dramatic photo. Our Golden Hour Lightroom presets emulate the look and feel of the golden hour.
Read this article by by our photographer, Federico, to learn more about the magic behind this beautiful natural phenomenon.
15 Modest Golden Hour Presets
This pack comes with 15 presets and profiles. Developed to deliver contrast, colorisation, and the inspiring essence of Golden Hour Photography. Imagine Your Photos set in Golden Hour. With just one click the lighting is on-point, the photo becomes more dramatic. With the additional Lightroom Profiles, you will be able to fine tune your photos without affecting the adjustment values.
Golden Hour perfects the Skin-Tone. (Why is it Magical?)
If you think about it, people have been liking their skin to be golden for centuries. Think about ‘tanning’ for example, why do people spend time suffering from the heat on the beach for hours just to get tanned? Warmer tones are generally look more flattering on people regardless of their skin colours.
Many photographers will agree that if there is certain lighting condition that rules above all, it is that soft, warm, dimensional light that adds spectacular quality to your photos. This type of light comes around twice every single day, and yes you have guessed it: The Golden Hour. These presets replicate the same effects of the Golden Hour with that soft golden light that we all love. You can also use the Glorious Hours presets to enhance photos that were taken during the Golden Hour.
Golden Hour Native (included in the pack) refines the shadows subtly and yet effectively by making the photo appear lighter without losing important details.
What happen if you use this preset on an ‘actual photo’ taken during the Golden Hour?
It enhances the result. For example, you can use this preset that creates a digital sun on the top right corner. See the before and after photo below :
Here is another example using a beautiful photo taken by Rachele Totaro. We have two lambs facing each other in that soft gentle light. After applying the preset, notice how we can elevate the effect by making it more intense but also keeping the warm tones pleasing to the eyes.
Try and Download the Free Presets
15 modest, and exciting Golden Hour presets are waiting for you on your next photography project. If you are not ready to buy, please give it a try by downloading some of our free presets at Adobe Exchange.