Camera & Flash Power Settings for Recreating Golden Hour

Whatever our field of view is going to be in camera, dictates how much area we need to cover with our flash or strobe. That is going to be the first step in determine how to mimic the sun. Then we set our desired ambient exposure according, making sure to balance with our added flash power. Make sure that any additional light added matches the existing light direction.


Pay attention to how the light is cast on your subjects, and if the flare hits them the same way the sun would. Dial in your flash power accordingly to see the difference in effect and arrive at a natural yet enhanced look.