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Felipe’s Post-Processing Quick/Basic Workflow

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Hello!!

Today, I finally get to do something I’ve been wanting to do for ages: a quick post-processing workflow for aviation photos.

First of all, this post isn’t meant to be a 400 level course on how to Lightroom, nor Lightroom 101, and it does not cover advanced editing techniques, but, it does show a workflow that works for maybe 80-90% of my aviation photos. I am assuming that you know the basics of Lightroom, or have asked Google/Reddit/YouTube/Me.

There are some advanced functions like auto renaming of images, re-numbering them, changing prefixes… I don’t use any of them. All but one of my cameras have unique prefixes, so I have no need to batch rename the images to avoid filename conflicts.

Basic thing I’d like people to know: If you use Lightroom to edit the RAW files, then Lightro...

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Fire Air Assets Ready for Summer

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What isn’t generally realised is that by the time of the disastrous and deadly 2009 Black Saturday bushfires, Australia already had a nascent but established response to more effectively share aerial fire fighting resources where they were needed most.

National Aerial Firefighting Centre, a commonwealth and state government initiative, is the body thus entrusted, and a significant part of what they do is to facilitate the co-ordination and procurement of a specialised fleet of aerial assets for use by the states and territories of Australia during the fire season.

We were invited to attend the media day at Avalon Airport, where Victorian Deputy Premier and Emergency Services Minister, Mr James Merlino and Emergency Services Commissioner, Mr Craig Lapsley, addressed the media.

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Airbus Delivers Its Ten Thousandth Airplane

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Airbus, part of the large Airbus Group of aviation concerns, delivered their ten thousandth (that’s right – 10,000) aircraft on October 14, 2016. Founded on December 18, 1970, the company (originally known as Airbus Industrie) began with its focus on commercial airliners. It has since expanded into corporate jet versions of their airliners, military aircraft, helicopters, and the field of spacecraft. Initially, the company focused on a new, twin-aisle, medium-ranged airliner, named the A300. Fast forward to today; it has marketed and produced seven major commercial designs, with numerous variants of each. Airbus has branched out from its original base of Europe (France, Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom) to many other countries, including large presences in China, the U.S...

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The World’s Busiest Airport.

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In the world of Commercial Aviation “The World’s Busiest Airport” is Chicago O’Hare International Airport (KORD). O’Hare is situated 71 miles to the South of my hometown airport, General Mitchell International Airport (KMKE). O’Hare has a little of everything to offer the Spotter and Enthusiast, Commercial Aircraft, BizJets, and the occasional Military type traffic. You never know what will turn up on final from A350 to AN-124 and Falcon 2000 to F-16, it is a truly a Spotter’s Mecca.

Back in 1942 the US Army Air Corps was in Chicago looking for a suitable location in which to build C-54’s for the war effort. They found themselves at Orchard Place a location 18 miles Northwest of Downtown Chicago, the first C-54 took to the air in July of 1943...

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