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    Me at a rave. It was beyond awesome. A memorable night.

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    You look so thrilled to be there.
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    I recorded some on the way home from Gothenburg a week ago and made a few gifs.





    There's a third one, but I'll only link it; it's 11.9 mb.
    http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/20...od-d5iaptx.gif

    Oh, and this is what it looks like where I live.

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    Cusco, you do amazing gifs and you're pretty good looking too.
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    Me in a bar in Shanghai


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cusco View Post
    I recorded some on the way home from Gothenburg a week ago and made a few gifs.
    I srsly have to start making these. Mine wouldn't be as exciting/artsy tho, as I mostly shoot ppl (models) and no scenery. Beautiful Also, from man to man, yeah, you have a certain style and look that probably is pretty appealing to a lot of women. :P

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    Thank you, both of you.

    It's actually rather easy to make gifs like these, provided you have some kind of equipment. I shoot video using my Nikon D7000 and, mostly, Nikkor AF-S 50/1,4G. When I get home, I fire up Photoshop CS6 and do the following:

    File -> Import -> Video Frames to Layers...
    (I usually only import every second frame, to reduce file size)

    First of all, shrink the "video" (now layers in an animation) to a width of around 500 px, I find that a good compromise of resolution vs file size. Next, do whatever you want; perhaps change colors/brightness through adjustment layers on top of all the layers, etc. You'll get the hang of it. When it's time to save, go to:

    File -> Save for Web... These are the settings I normally use: http://i.imgur.com/GJmwu.png
    Lossy pretty much adds noise and reduces file size. I use 0, 9 or 19, depending on the length (file size) of the gif. Unchecking the Transparency-box usually reduces the file size by an additional 5-10 %.

    Most often, I can't bother to upload my gifs to dA, so I just save them to a public Dropbox-folder and hotlink from there. When I post gifs here, though, I first upload the gifs to dA (Category: Digital Art > Miscellaneous > Animation), to avoid getting suspended from Dropbox again, because of excessive traffic.



    Also, when you think about it, why would stationary scenery (well, in this case it was made better because I wasn't stationary, but you get my point) be any more suitable for video, than living, vivid people? Just check out this gif that I posted a couple of weeks ago:



    Please, do record some of your models for a couple of minutes and make a gif or two. It can't hurt to try!
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    Just the new shirt i got(i know its a crappy image)
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    Cusco, for some reason, the framerate you use for your GIFs is like... extremely appealing to look at. I don't know why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seegtease View Post
    Cusco, for some reason, the framerate you use for your GIFs is like... extremely appealing to look at. I don't know why.
    It's Cusco. Everything he records, especially himself, is extremely appealing to look at.
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    Cusco is The appealer.
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    Everytime I come here, thinking I'm going to post a picture, I see Cusco's pictures and gifs, and I'm like... I can't represent Sweden looking like this.
    Seriously, amazing pictures and gifs, love them! You really find yourself watching them over and over again.

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    Thank you all for your very kind words. Import every second frame to Photoshop, lower the resolution, tweak the delay between frames to obtain appealing fluency, change to monochrome and increase contrast through Levels; that's all I really do.

    I won't post any more gifs in this thread for a while, but for those interested: Kittens!
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    yeaaaah, naaah

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    Cusco, you should never refrain from posting the gifs. I absolutely adore them
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    Nah, I post so much that I've apparently killed the thread!

    On another note, I just want to... brag, I guess; one of my pictures got published!



    The reason it got published is that I entered a photo competition held by Mensa Sweden, some months ago, and ended up in the top 3. The three of us were published today in the Mensa Sweden magazine and are now entered to the international competition, held by Mensa International Ltd., fighting for the title MIL Photographer of the Year. This kind of makes me forget about the possibility that I failed today's exam.

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    Come on now, folks; post pictures! Suit up and show us your most classy look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cusco View Post
    Come on now, folks; post pictures! Suit up and show us your most classy look.
    Grats on getting your picture published!

    And well, because you asked so nicely

    Had to buy a new suit this year because my old one is way too big now.
    Already posted the pic on the right, pic on the left is me last year; lost 26 kgs / 57 pounds this year ( January - may )

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    Oh, really Cusco? That's amazing and the photo is truly very good, I wish the best of luck to you on that contest, I'm sure you can win it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cusco View Post
    Nah, I post so much that I've apparently killed the thread!

    On another note, I just want to... brag, I guess; one of my pictures got published!

    [img]http://i.imgur.com/6GHDS.jpg[img]

    The reason it got published is that I entered a photo competition held by Mensa Sweden, some months ago, and ended up in the top 3. The three of us were published today in the Mensa Sweden magazine and are now entered to the international competition, held by Mensa International Ltd., fighting for the title MIL Photographer of the Year. This kind of makes me forget about the possibility that I failed today's exam.
    It doesn't surprise me. In fact, I expect much of your work to get published. There is an absurd amount of people who just fling around a camera and think they're photographers (oh look at this cool angle of a bug I got!!1), but very few actually have any skill in it. You're a breath of fresh air while we're all drowning in a pool of amateurs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickz View Post
    Grats on getting your picture published!

    And well, because you asked so nicely

    Had to buy a new suit this year because my old one is way too big now.
    Already posted the pic on the right, pic on the left is me last year; lost 26 kgs / 57 pounds this year ( January - may )

    I guess you made a typo? Youre 101 kilos on december 2012, but its still october 2012! I was confused

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