WAY too many repetitive photos for one person, yet he's a top photographer?

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You have a person on here with thousands of obviously repetitive photos. He has 227 photos, but basically only 10 or so, because they are all of almost the exact same thing. I don't understand how he is not only still allowed to post photos, but is in the top 40% of all time on this site. I don't think that's very fair. Or that he's gotten 350 awards too. That's not right.
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For the record........ aji.mulyono.52 is the person I'm referring to in this post.
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Your post makes no sense... you say he has thousands of repetitive photos, but there are only 227. they are quite varied in subject matter, they show a range of treatments, and a growth of his editing and creative skills. I can see an exploration of particular ideas and how he has grown from one into further study.
Unlike the portfolios of some of his fellow countrymen, filled with one subject, this portfolio is a very diverse one, An example is the use of the primary colours in the flower like compositions... from single petal to multiple petals and then to typography, from single letters to full words, showing the utility and beauty of the creation.
Another example is his self-portraits, taking several different poses and exploring the alien/techno treatment in lighting and angle. Others would be juvenile and stoop to looking up your own portfolio, this is just plain wrong! And I hope those particular people don't do that because it serves no purpose! I am basing my reply only on the subject of your post. Lets keep this civil and intelligent.
I believe the photographer you have targeted may have had many more photos and he may have deleted many of them, but the resulting portfolio as it stands now is not repetitive or boring, it shows versatility and replicability, something that is very important in typography. not just a one hit wonder and can be utilized in different situations.
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Thank you Joyce for helping Brandi :)
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Hello Brandi, repetitive (of same subject) photos are allowed as long as they are not very similar images (same subject and same pose/scene combination). I took quick look at this users portfolio and I could not see obvious very similar images. It would be helpful if you can post links to images that you consider to be very similar images and I will forward them to report team.

I hope his helps.
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I've reported all the images. But I don't understand how 10 illustrations of the same 4 or 5 ball colors with water drops on them isn't considered similar. I could do that in Photoshop and create a hundred different styles, but I would consider them similar and only post the best one of them. But it's whatever. Maybe you're not seeing them because they were removed when I reported them all....... I'm not stupid enough to complain about them and not report them. So they've probably been removed. Which I'm happy about if that's the case. And yes I said thousands.... Sorry, it was an exaggeration for effect. And feel free to stoop low enough to look through my portfolio that has all of 17 pictures in it. None of which are the same subject at all. I don't even think any of them were taken on the same day. My photos are nowhere near similar to each other, but THANKS for assuming they are. But as I said, whatever. If you all feel that 10 photos of a bunch of colored dots just moved around the page isn't repetitive, then so be it. It's not. Whatever you all say. And when I say repetitive, I mean he posted pictures of the exact same dots, in different spots on the page. They're the same dots over and over again, just moved to a different spot. To ME, THAT is repetitive and too similar to be considered not the same image. But that's me I guess.
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slow down Brandi... the comment about checking out your portfolio was NOT aimed at you!!! if you have been on this forum before, you will recognise a few names of people that personally attack others and their portfolios, when they are feeling threatened.... my comment was directed at them so that they do not attack YOU. you have every right to report images that you feel are too similar. I just know that PIxoto may not agree.
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http://www.pixoto.com/images-illustra...

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

Please tell me how these two photos aren't similar images... Because to me, they're almost the exact same thing, and doesn't show a diversity of skill in any way. You asked for links. These are just two. If you go to his profile (I gave his profile name above) you'll see 10 or so of these images, all looking basically like these....
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Those are definitely similar
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Thank you brandi. He has ten more just like those in his portfolio. As a graphic artist and photographer, I feel they are too similar to be considered all different photos. I don't understand where I am wrong in this..... I had to double check to make sure I didn't post the same link twice. So I had to remember the order of colors. As that is the only difference in the images. He's done this with these same shapes in different spots, then changing colors and submitting again. I just didn't think that was fair.
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Hello Brandi, the two illustrations are very similar so later one has been removed.
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Did you look at all the other ones in his folder that look almost identical to those as well?
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Hello Brandi, I did check account and asked report team to remove very similar images I found. If I have missed some, please let me know.
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Yes some are close to being the same, but they all work out for him. Plus some are good, but overall he's only good in the studio. Plus he has triple the images I have and 1/3 the points and I just started like three months ago here.

I just took a look at your portfolio and you have like 14 images posted. Why do you care what someone else does until you ge your active?
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Pardon me Keith, but I feel my portfolio IS active. And I care because my images are competing against his, and fighting 12 photos that look the same with ONE image of mine is absolutely unfair. I'm sorry that to you I must have more photos in order to be what YOU call active, but I've been on this site for almost 3 years now, I have a photo that won an award for top 20% of the YEAR. I consider my portfolio VERY active, and I don't really care if you don't think it is. You can make a comment when you've been fighting for years on the site to get recognition, only to have your image score reduced by being put up against a dozen almost identical photos almost in a row. It's basically my image going against another one 12 times, because they're almost identical.
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If you’re happy with ONE of your images being 20% more power to you. I guess having 14 images posted and winning 4 awards isn’t bad, that is a 28% winning average. Again not bad and congrats for someone who’s been active for over three years.
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This GAME - Remember it is a GAME - is a game that should not evoke emotional negativity.

Heck, these three accounts are full of similar images:

Carl Sieswono
Cacang Effendi
Charliemagne Unaggay

That is just the way it is; there apparently aren't enough Moderators to police tens of thousands of images.
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Hello Jay, can you please post some examples?

While very similar images are not allowed, repetitive images (of same subject) are allowed as long as they are not very similar.

Please see rule here: http://www.pixoto.com/photography-com...

"NO VERY SIMILAR IMAGES: You may submit an unlimited number of images but each one must be significantly different from the others. This means only one image of any subject and scene/pose combination is allowed. The only exceptions are that you may have a duplicate of a color photo in the black and white category and you may use other images you have submitted to create unique works of digital art. You may delete an image and resubmit it at any time. If reported, and we agree that the images are not distinct enough, the newer image will be deleted. This is critical for keeping the Pixoto community vibrant, exciting and fun (note - this rule effective 6/1/2012)."

I hope this helps.

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