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Mastering Light With The Golden Hour Tool

The golden hour refers to the period shortly after sunrise and before sunset when the sun is low in the sky and creates a warm, soft, and diffused light. Enhance your photos by emulating golden hour photography settings with the Golden Hour tool in Luminar Neo

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How To Control Mood And Atmosphere With The Golden Hour Effect?

During the golden hour, the sun's light has to travel through more of the Earth's atmosphere, which scatters the blue and green wavelengths. This results in a warm, golden light that's softer and more flattering. This gentle light can make your subjects appear more attractive and help reduce harsh shadows and highlights.

Why Choose A Golden Hour Filter For Your Photos?

The low angle of the sun during the golden hour creates long shadows that can add depth and dimension to your photos.

This can help accentuate textures, shapes, and contours, making your subjects appear more three-dimensional and interesting. Achieve it all with the right golden hour photo settings.
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Add The Glow Of Perfect Lighting With Golden Hour Settings

It’s super easy to do some golden hour editing in Luminar Neo. Find the Golden Hour slider in the Landscape tool. You’ll also find such other useful sliders for landscapes

Golden Hour

Bring warmth, softness, and a golden glow to all of your photos. Simply dial in the amount of warm toning to introduce more overall color vibrancy. Quickly emulate the magic that happens just after sunrise and just before sunset.

Foliage Enhancer

Automatically enhance the colors of foliage and greenery, making them more vivid and natural.


Apply the perfect blend of contrast, clarity, and color adjustments to eliminate the effects of fog and haze often found in cityscapes, landscapes, and aerial photos.
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Unveil The Radiance Of Golden Hour Edits

The warm and inviting qualities of the golden hour light can evoke a sense of warmth and nostalgia in your photos. Enhance the emotional impact of your images and create a more immersive experience for viewers.

Explore Other Features

Luminar Neo has plenty of other features to help you edit faster and easier
Photo Retouching
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Photo Retouching
Make your photos appear their best by removing distracting items.
Change Background Color
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Change Background Color
Enhance your design projects with a background changer, a simple yet impactful tweak.
Photo Filters
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Photo Filetrs
Elevate your images with stunning photo filters
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Explore our tools to customize the perfect image saturation and bring your visuals to life.
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Erase for removing unwanted objects in one click
Selective Color
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Selective Color
Utilizing selective color photography, make striking stylistic alterations and original artistic images.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to edit golden hour photos?

You can specifically plan to shoot photos in the golden hour, but if you missed that time frame, you can use any golden hour filter app to add the stunning effect in post-processing. Use Luminar Neo to do so in just one quick slide.

Can I reverse the golden hour filter on my photo?

Of course! Luminar Neo lets you undo all your edits.

Can I manually adjust the intensity of the golden hour effect using the filter?

The Golden Hour tool is a slider that helps you regulate the amount of the effect you wish to add to your photo.

How to edit sunlight out of photos?

Editing sunlight out of photos can be challenging because sunlight often creates strong highlights and shadows that can be difficult to remove while maintaining a natural look. You can adjust exposure and highlights, use graduated filters or radial filters, adjust shadows and blacks, or use Layer blending modes, depending on the photo.