mobile phone picture? REALLY?

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It is so hard to categorize any type of media these days as they are all blending together and the verbal definitions that describe and make each type unique are always evolving and therefore changing. All we can do is our best in any media we choose to express ourselves with. Its hard to believe that film is no longer the preferred method of capturing a moment in time. I miss being in the darkroom with all those vaporous fun chemicals. :) Sorry. I didn't mean to get so nostalgic.
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I know what you mean it takes me back to my A Level days with the black and whites.

Mind you i wouldnt ( couldnt ! ) be with out my Digital now !
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I have a photo that won an award Instagram i was uploading some photos to my Instagram Album not realizing the photos were being uploaded to pixoto automatically, then when i received an email stating i had won an award for an instagram photo i was confused because i hadnt uploaded entered any photos in that category, thats when i realized any photo i uploaded to my Instagram Album was being uploaded to Pixoto, I have tried to delete the photo that won but for some reason the delete button is nowhere to be found, i have submitted a ticket asking that the photo/award be removed, Sorry for the mishap i didnt do it intentionally..Happy Photog!!!
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Dear Mobile users:

LIke all of you know this page, know how cheater using applications and filter to win ther image
http://thephotomomma.com/index.php/ca...
http://photocruncher.com/tag/iphone-e...

the only way to stop us fooled
should be more cautious when voting,
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in this web site have a lot filters, for those people cheating us with mobile pictures

http://thephotomomma.igskins.com/
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I think filters and other apps for mobile have been fine since it began,

according to one topic Ive read from one of the forums - the pixoto rep said that mobile photos must be from mobile phones... that's all they said. but composites must all be in photoshop art category.

but what I do sometimes when I see an overly layered and unrealistic photos in mobile photo category I report them to photoshop art, and successfully they were moved. but mobile photos that uses apps for me is ok but not to the point that the image becomes unrealistic
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Most people using and abusing post-production to get more dramatic their pictures, PIXOTO res should include one or more sub-category under Mobile Categroy or move all the automatically to Photoshop ART -Mobile
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or fine art sub category for mobile. photoshop allows composite which I think would have more problems later
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http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

read the discussion the photog is aware its a composite but refused to re-categorize or remove it
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yes, I persuaded the tog to delete the image. we exchange messages further so finally it was removed by him/her.
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Way to go Jay
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http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

As you can see this player admits that he uses a DSLR camera but nevertheless he submits his photos in Mobile Photos category using Instagram.
Also in his profile he admits that he uses a Canon 5DMKII to shoot his photos.
So please delete or recategorize all his Instagram photos!

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

Instagram is cheaters paradise.
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It never fails to amaze me at how so many people think they are special and that the rules do not apply to them. No wonder the world is in such turmoil. Maybe he feels his work is not good enough to compete against people that don't cheat. It's to bad because his work is pretty good but nobody likes a cheater except other cheaters.
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Its so sad when professionals cheat like the tog above in Marikos post

http://www.earthart.net.au/about

is ben goodes own photography sales website where he says hes self taught and uses canon equipment,

why do these people lower themselves so much? is it the only way to get anywhere in this world??
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Actually, as much as it pains me to say it pixoto has no rules or guidelines posted that I could find concerning instagram so he really is not breaking any rules. It is wrong and not the right thing to do but many people are more concerned with personal success rather than doing whats right.
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Ive read in one forum, a pixoto representative said that the mobile photo category are only for images taken by a mobile phone camera - THAT'S THE RULE. but this Ben is obviously NOT using her phone camera. The bad thing about this is the real mobile image are sometimes pulled down by DSLR images, which has a lot of capabilities. If this is just an image sharing website then that would be fine, but NO, winners here gets points and/or prize money
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People can't be expected to know to read the forums in order to know the rules. Anyone that doesn't read the forums would not know this. And even then you have to search for it. Until there is a posted version that members can refer to this will continue to happen again and again. Do we blame the people that don't know the rules or the people that don't make the rules readily available to all. People can't be expected to know either the rules or the category guidelines if their aren't any to read. People that don't read the forums won't know what the rules are until a link is added to each user profile page that links to the rules and guidelines page. I know Pixoto is working hard on this and should have the rules and guidelines page available in the near future. But it isn't soon enough for me.
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This is the original, posted in fine art

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

Bing!
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http://www.pixoto.com/imanfirmansyah/... i dont think his photos are from mobile.
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not easy to watch at these pictures, there is so much text on them. On the submit page, the first we can read before uploading pictures is:
No watermarks, names or text on the image
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I don't think so either but its almost impossible to prove. This is why they need to stop Instagram but I don't think they will. Its all about the money. I cant think of any other reason why they would do this.
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Sharing this info

Most of the user are using FotoRus (Formerly GifRus) and Filtermania2 mobile application to get awesome effect.. and other app that I do not know yet

If anyone like or want to know more, can visit my facebook page, have some example with FotoRus images https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...

Filtermania2 effect ==> http://photocruncher.com/loading-awes...

Rays app features ==> http://photocruncher.com/adding-beaut...

MarbleCam effect ==>http://photocruncher.com/marblecam-fo...

WaterMyPhoto effect ==> http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/waterm...

Add snow and rain effect ==> http://photocruncher.com/how-to-creat...

Creating Reflection Effect Withour Water ==> http://photocruncher.com/creating-ref...
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Jay, how do you find all these? I never take pictures with a mobile phone, that's why I don't know how they look. You are too good to find them. Tell me how you do it so I can help you
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because I always browse mobile pix. It's my category so I make sure that cheating is limited. when I see a doubtful pix I visit the profile of the photog and then there BINGO I cantch all the cheating activities of the photog they may be aware or unaware since there has been a lot of issue of automatic submission of instagram photos
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Another user using DSLR camera in Mobile Category

http://www.pixoto.com/herynatasagita
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No, I think the photos are all stolen.

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

http://coolwallpaperbackgrounds.com/w...

This is the reason why the EXIF data is missing.
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I checked tineye and it seems that indeed you are correct and the photos taken from the Internet. This users account needs to be deleted. Pixoto can get into lots of trouble if the members keep doing this.
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From now, I will skip ALL the instagram and mobile duels. I don't trust them anymore
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pls don't include other mobile photos. so far instagram has the biggest issue. I knw pixoto is working on it, Im patiently waiting.
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Jay Pixoto need to exclude upload photo from instaram, or include other sub-category from users using filters or any apps...
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ok I will skip only instagram
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Here is probably another cheater submitting DSLR photos using Instagram. Almost all photos are tagged #dslr

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

... and the list goes on... Check his profile

http://www.pixoto.com/ludis/recent
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I left a message and the person replied. Just have a look here:

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

I'm speechless. But you know what? Unfortunately he's right!
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the photogs can always revoke the access to pixoto by going to their instagram account and unlink pixoto. I think by clicking the "revoke access" to pixoto
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Yes, I know. Maybe I'm wrong but I think this is not what he wants to say. He is admitting that he is cheating but doesn't see any reason to stop it. If we want him to stop cheating Pixoto has to close connection to Instagram in general. This is what I understood.
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I read again his comment on the second thought yeah, he doesn't want to unlink instagram to pixoto by himself, which means he could win cash prizes through cheating or pull the REAL mobile phone images down.
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Jay, you are the expert in istagram. Do you think it's possible to make pictures like these with a mobile phone? And also when you look at the other pictures in his portfolio, they are very different

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
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this user is another cheater and abuser, non mobile camera can freezing, panning images, also dont have good flash light, cannot work with f-stop, ISO, speed, etc...
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OF COURSE NOT. I've asked the tog about his cam but no answer so far. reported them manyt times but I don't have solid evidence.
but so far here is the clear evidence http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
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I don't think so, especially this one http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra... or any waterscape shots for that matter, you need to use several stops of a ND filter plus stack a reverse ND to even be able to do this. Even with a DSLR it is not that simple to do this.

Is it because you accumulate a lot of points in the mobile photo category?
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another cheater and abuser publishing DSLR pictures under mobile category
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http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

guys look at this reflection. Here is the obvious picture that he is using DSLR camera. but kept on submitting under mobile phone category

this is his camera Canon EOS 7D
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
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His real mobile phone photos don't get high scores so he shifted to submitting his DSLR shots under instagram
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just one more frustrated user..

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