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
Glorious Hours comes with 15 presets aimed to give contrast, colorisation, and the inspiring essence of Golden Hour Photography. Imagine Your Photos set in Golden Hour. With just one touch the lighting is on-point, the photo becomes more dramatic.
Why is it Magical? What is so good about the ‘Hour’?
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.
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.
Download the free golden hour preset
15 modest, exciting, pleasingly good presets are waiting for you on your next photography project. If you are not ready to buy, please give it a try by downloading the free preset; and if you like it, you can come back later to get all fifteen of them.