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Thonged Wife #101

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:02/11/2007 05:14:09

We were recently at SOBE and had noticed a few guys taking pics of my wife; some from a distance and one really close. I know there is nothing you can do about it but why do some try and be so bold and literly stand 6' away and snap a few pictures??? I am the type of guy that had I been in a bad mood that day, we would have been rolling in the sand!

Don't get me wrong, I am not the jealous type and could care less if folks look but taking pictures takes it to the next level!I do not want un-authorized pictures of my wife topless and in a thong hitting the internet!

Has anyoneone else had a simular issue? If so, how did you handle it?
bmicro #102

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:02/24/2007 06:15:46

Today was a typical tourist day on South Beach (sunnny but cool), but I decided to head for the beach in my new suit anyway (I hadn't planned on going out). I set up near 14th st. and noticed some interest around me, but typically muted.

A while later I went to the drink stand to get a bottle of water and passed a group of young girls (who I later learned was from Orlando). I heard giggling and when I turned around I saw a georgeous young lady in a g-string walking away with her camera.

When I got back to my towel, I noticed that three of the girls (including the g-string) were walking toward the water and/or me. They stopped twice and conferred, then walked straight toward me and one of them asked if they could have their picture taken with me. I ageed.  They then asked another girl nearby to take the picture and they came and snuggled up to me.

This started an onslaught! Many other groups of girls and girls and guys came over and asked for pictures. I must have had my picture taken with at least a dozen females, ranging from the original trio of young lovelies to two middle-aged topless ladies. What a trip!

sailor250 #103

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:02/27/2007 12:32:52

Cool!  I've seen first hand that the hottest chicks aren't afraid to ask for a picture.  Many also want a shot from the back, and I make sure their back's in the shot too.

 

 

JM_Runs #104

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:04/08/2007 02:05:02

Why you should not be paranoid about people snapping your picture:

I am very visible because I run about 4 to 5 miles on the beach, several times a week. The top of my beach is, for the most part, visible from the sidewalk. So lots of people, both on the beach and on the sidewalk,  notice me running past. Quite a few take pictures. I don't know how many pictures are taken with out me knowing, but I do see quite a few that are up front and obvious about taking a picture.

With all those pictures being taken every week, which must be many hundreds by the end of the year, very few end up on the web. There are only three or four of me on Webshots, and none to my knowledge on Flickr. Of the pictures that are there, none could be used to identify me. They are either from the rear; or two small; to far away; to low res or some other reason. They are not focused on my face, but on my but.

I have to look twice at each shot because it's difficult to identify myself, even though I know exactly what I wear, and what I look like, and know every inch of the background, for every possible shot you can take on my home beach. Even then, I am left scratching my head and wondering if that one is me or not.

I generally try to smile when a camera is pointed at me, and I have even posed for photos when asked.  By now, after years on the beach in a thong, there must be thousands of photos.  Still, no clearly identifying shots have appeared on the web. No one, other than members of this board, has ever asked me if any photo is one of me.

Yes there are pictures of joggers and runners in thongs, but only one of them is me.  But unless I owned up to it, there is no way you could tell it was me.

Now I know that some of you have found pictures of yourself on the web, but without searching them out, would you have found them?

Without knowing where you were, or were not, and the items you wear, and being intimately familiar with your body, could you have identified your self? Probably not. Unless you are posing, and looking into the camera, and the shot has light on your face, it's just unlikely that:

a) The shot will show enough to clearly identify you, AND b) The shot will also surface on the web.

I therefor think it unlikely that you will be identified from a random photo, or even a few thousand random photos. 

Not saying it can't happen, but it's just very unlikely. Interestingly the probability of being identified is getting less and less each day. Why you ask, is it getting more unlikely? Because the amount of information in the world, with the explosion of web sites, and digital pictures is going up exponentially. The picture of you is getting buried in a ever expanding glut of information. The more information on the web, the less likelihood of some one you know coming across your picture.

If you type the word 'thong' into Webshots you get back more than 40,000 photos, and the number goes up every day. It would take a seriously long time to find a picture of you. And you have to remember, you have not told them, so they are not searching out a picture of you in a thong. They probably have their own online lives to live.

If you want to be a little more incognito, wear a cap.  The shadow of the bill of the cap will put your eyes in dark shade.  Not only is it good for your  eyes, but for most cameras it's as good as wearing a mask.

So wear a cap, and don't worry, you don't need to be paranoid.

JM_Runs #105

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:04/09/2007 04:11:43

One haloween, I attempted to run a race in a mask: Not a good plan.  I think a simple running hat and sun glasses would do fine to obscure your identity. Maybe get your hair and beard cut a bit shorter than normal so you look like a lot of other men with trimmed beards.

Adding something funny like a bandit mask is probably only going to attract the cameras. To cut down on photos try running in the middle of the stream of runners, instead of along the outer edge where the spectators are.

As for your race number, you may want to get a race belt. (Elastic belt with quick snap clip that is made for attaching race numbers and is used by triathletes who need to put on the race number in a hurry.)  The advantage with a race number belt is you can spin the thing around so the number is in back or in the front. On sprint races I have the number in back when on the bike, and spin it around to the front when starting the run.

Should some one you know find a picture of you, they are likely to say, "This looks like you."  To which the best answer is probably "Does a bit, but I hope I don't look like that."  

vpazzjm63 #106

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:05/21/2007 12:48:27

As far as pictures go, I have had only a few experiences on the beach where people have asked my permission. The first time, I was approached by two girls who looked about 18-19. One of them was wearing a rio bikini and one was wearing a black thong. They were both pretty hot and it was funny because they both stood around and stared at me for several minutes before approaching me. They just asked if they could take some pictures, I let them take about 8 or 9 backshots of my buns just wearing a green g-string. The girl in the rio took a few shots of me and the girl in the thong together, it was a nice experience. The other experience was a woman who looked about 48-50 who approached me. She was wearing a thong herself and was very polite, so I let her take a few shots, it was fun. I have been thonging on the beach for about 10 months and I've walked all along the shore even in front of crowds, and I've seen people aim their cellphones at me many times.

It doesn't really bother me much unless someone comes waaaay too close, like 4 or 5 feet away. One time, some immature girls who looked like they were 11 or 12 came up about 4 feet from where I was laying buns up. They giggled, got a picture and left. This was very rude, seeing as how they didn't even ask permission and just decided to invade my space, but I just stayed cool despite being irritated by this. I feel like since I'm wearing something so skimpy people definitely have the right to look, they even have the right to stare at a safe distance, but taking pictures is kind of a tough issue. On one hand, it is a compliment that someone is acknowledging my thong and my confidence to wear it. Yet on the other hand, just because I'm wearing a skimpy thong in public doesn't give people the right to infringe on my privacy by taking pictures of me. I understand that when wearing a thong in public you aren't really retaining much privacy as far as your body, but the idea of strangers having pictures (permanent images) of me is still kind of weird. Overall I'm okay with, or at least tolerant, but I think it is just polite to ask. Though the attention is nice, lol.
JM_Runs #107

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:05/22/2007 01:16:15

I run about 5 miles on the beach and notice a lot of photos being taken, phones or cameras pointed my way when I run by. My beach is not only a tourist destination but also the main beach in a metropolis with millions of residents. Cameras and phones are everywhere.

I am a little curious as to what makes it to the web. I have taken a good look at what pops up on popular web sites like webshots, flickr and youtube.

Of the thousands of photos that people have taken of me, only a very few have ever turned up on the web. Of those that have, not one comes close to being something that you could identify me from. That surprises me, because I often turn and give them a big smile as I run by.

While feeling curious and board, I scanned through thousands of web pictures. It seems to me that even if a picture of you make it to the web, it is very unlikely that anyone would be able to identify you from it. This is for a number of reasons:

  • Most pictures of thongers are rear shots, so more then 80% of the time the face is not shown.
  • Of the pictures that are from the side or front, that appear to be snapped without the thongers cooperation, they are almost all from way to far away or too blurry for even the thonger him self to identify.
  • While it may be possible for the thonger to recognize their own body, hat, thong and the location, I notice that I cant identify any shots of me without other clues. I think it would be impossible to positively identify anybody from most web photos.
  • Only a tiny fraction of photos are close enough, and from the front, so that the thonger can be recognized. I these photos it is normally obvious that the thonger in question was happy to have the photo taken and is smiling or posing for the camera.

For the last 10 years I have run five miles up and back, on a major public beach, at least three times a week. Of all the picturers taken, no one has both taken and posted to the web a photo that you could identify me from. In fact the reverse is true: It often takes other clues in the picture, like my hat, thong, the background and my activity in the shot, for me to actually identify if it is me at all!.

In reality, for some one to identify you from a web based picture, several things must all come into alignment:

  • The person has to get a picture from close enough that you are more than just an outline. (Most are from too far away)
  • The person gets both your thong and your face in the picture. (Most thong shots are from the rear)
  • The photo is high resolution. (Most shots are from low res devices)
  • The photo is clear. (Most are a bit blurred and shaky)
  • The photo shows you light correctly. (Most are on automatic and the brilliance of the sun, sea, sand, etc make the subject under exposed)
  • Your face is identifiable, your eyes are not in the dark shade of your cap. (The shadow of a cap destroys a face photo)
  • The person posts it to the web on a site accessible to the public.
  • The person tags the photo with enough info for a search to pull it up.
  • A second person, who knows you personally, is by happenstance searching the web for picturers of men in thongs and finds, amongst all the thousands of picturers of men in thongs on the web, the photo of you, and actually recognizes you out of uniform.

I think it is less of a risk than winning the lottery. It could happen, but probably not to you.

Should you actually win the lottery, you know that you should donate half your winnings to the message board.   Should a friend actually find, and identify a picture of you on the web, we will then send you the donation from the lottery winner.

Personally I am betting on the tooth fairy, she is the only one I believe in because I got back a shiny sixpence.

whitebull #108

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:06/16/2007 10:47:22

I was at Jekyll Island today when I noticed a woman taking a picture of me from about 60 yards.  I took my camera out of my bag walked up to her and her friend all the time wearing my g-string.   I asked them for a picture of me with her.  They were speechless!! I said she can have her friend take another one because her last picture was taken so far away.  They were just speechless they took a picture with my camera and theirs.  The woman were from Hungry and they said they never see American men in that style suits.  The women complemented me on my choice of swimwear, I think they will think about it next time they take another picture on a beach and I have a picture of her to boot.
Pagan-Egyptian #109

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:06/16/2007 05:37:57

When I was at Ormond Beach last month, two ladies ran from thier hotel pool down stairs to get pictures of me on the beach while I was wearing a yellow very lowcut 3D thong by Dore'. She was kinda cute to. Due to the high winds there werenot many on the beach.
DavyJ #110

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:06/25/2007 10:35:02

Whitebull, that is a great idea!  I am going to have to try that the next time I catch someone taking a picture.  I rarely have my camera with me, but I could still go up to them and ask if they want a shot from closer up, or one of us togerther, etc.  If anyone asks permission first, I will usually say yes, but I think it is rude to not ask first.
stanpuppy #111

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:08/07/2007 10:32:58

I have had candid pictures taken of me, and sometime people have asked.   Since i am usually wearing sunglasses, you really couldnt tell anything anyway.  who cares...let em snap away
Cheeky Monkey #112

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:08/14/2007 07:10:06

Went to Dawlish Warren a few years ago, and walked to the far end and layed my towel down, stripped down to a thong and lay on my front and soaked up the rays.  As the beach gets busier more people tend to walk up the beach and settle around me.  I've been lucky in the 15 years I have been thonging I've never had any negative comments made towards me. 

I did notice about 100 yds away a family settled, (mom, dad, and 2 small children) mom was wearing a one piece, and the dad was wearing if I can remember a normal pair of knee length shorts.  After a while the mom rolled down her top so it looked like she had just a bikini bottoms on. 

After about 1 hour she gets out the camcorder and starts to film the children building sandcastles  and kicking the ball, the dad then walked down to the water with them, at which time the camcorder was turned towards me.  She lay down so not making it too obvious, but I looked round and caught her and gave her a smile and a wave, at which she waved back.  It was interesting when the dad returned she stopped filming, however I did notice she pulled her bottoms up to create a thong, which made me smile.

It never bothers me if people take pics or film it they don't invade my space and are courteous.  The ones I don't like are the ones who creep around in the bushes and act really suspiciously.

 

 

 

swoontogo #113

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:08/15/2007 12:47:33

a couple of weeks ago while i was at venice beach a couple of young women set up their stuff about 25 feet way from me. at one point while i was reading and laying buns up, i looked up just in time to see one of the women lowering her camera that had been pointed at me - she must have gotten a pretty good shot, but the best part was that she had the neck strap of her top untied to avoid tanlines, and as she leaned to put her camera in her bag, the top part of her bikini fell down below her breasts. she casually lifted it back up and went about her business. seems like a fair trade off.

this last monday at the same beach, two other women were sitting about the same distance away from me, and i kept catching her with a disposable camera pointed at me. this seems to happen on a regular basis there, either on a camera phone or regular camera. there is not a whole lot you can do if you are laying out on a public beach. i am sure a guy in minimal swimwear is a novelty to most, and i just take it as some form of compliment. to this date, at least i have not found a single shot of me posted online.
erik3000 #114

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:08/17/2007 03:07:50

Two years ago I was taking a cruise (Carnival) and one of the ports of call was St. Maartin so we choose to go to the famous Orient Beach, was september and the beach was almost empty, so we take a long walk, going back a camara men from Carnival was filming us I take notice of this when I was trying to skip him, insted of crossing infront the camera I  did a tun and then they asked me if I was on the cruise. I told them not, I was embarassed, was one of my first times thonging in public and I dont want to be the attraction of the DVD that they sale as a sovenier.  But also was fun and the beach is very laid back.
rickl454 #115

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:08/17/2007 09:16:50

erik

We try to stay on Orient Beach, St Martin once a year and one of the pitfalls of living nude or at most in a g-string the entire time we are there (usually 10 days or so) are people taking your picture.

The security staff at the Club Orient clothing optional resort where we stay is very good at intimidating cruise ship people from using their cameras on the nude beach. However, on the more public section (where most of the restaurants and shops are) there is no way to avoid having pics taken. We've accepted the fact that we are probably part of many vacation albums, in all our nude or g-string glory - what difference does it make? After all, the pic takers probably wish they could vacation in such a state of undress but never will get up the nerve to do what we have come to take for granted.
bmicro #116

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:08/21/2007 06:28:30

Went out today in my new Pablosan g-string (very brief) on South Beach. Laid out between 14th and 15th street. I noticed another couple about half a block away, she in a thong and topless (georgeous), he in dork shorts. She took a out a camera but put it away when a brief sun shower came up.

Later, when I went to get a drink, she called me over and asked if she could take a picture with me. They were from Destin (in the panhandle of Florida) and told me that they had to ask if being topless was allowed. She was amazed that there was someone on the beach wearing less than she was. Luckily, I had my camera with me so her friend took quite a few pictures of us with both cameras. We had a good conversation and I left with a great set of reminders of a fun afternoon.

Popeye1 #117

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:10/31/2007 05:59:57

I guess I don't see the problem. If you're going to wear a thong in public it seems you have to accept that others are going to see you and some of them will take photos. Olive and I have been photographed by strangers many times and as long as the people are polite have never had a problem. we've seen our photos posted on the web by others a few times and really couldn't care less. after all thousands of people have seen us in thongs in person, what's a few million more. We don't feel we have anything to hide and if others have a problem with us wearing thongs, well tought s*&t. Peace Popeye
John Howard #118

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:10/31/2007 06:29:55

I agree with Popeye,

if you have the right body and know that you look good wearing a thong, being photographed could actually be a hidden compliment.

John Howard

JM_Runs #119

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:11/07/2007 07:38:28

With all of the new technology, one has to expect that someone may be photographing or filming.  I haven't encountered this at my local beach, but I did encounter a group of guys in Las Vegas taking pictures of me by the hotel pool.  The hotel I stayed at is a popular place for adults and the many of the women wear very skimpy swimwear.  I was laying out and just happened to turn over when I saw three guys taking my picture with their cell phones.  I didn't think I could say anything being in a public place so I just let it go.
tbck1000 #120

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:12/01/2007 04:55:34

I tend to agree that it is a form of compliment.? In fact I enjoyed it at the time. It's just the guy with the professional camera and zoom lens that worried me a little.? I have searched for the picture, but have not found it.? I can only guess what keywords to search anyway!
matt476 #121

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:12/13/2007 03:47:20

Several years ago I found a couple of pictures with me in them at the Project Voyeur Web Site.  I was not the actual subject - the topless lady sitting near me was the focal point. It was taken at Bondi in late 2004 and I remember at the time seeing a guy wandering around with a fairly large camera. I was laying down on my back and my head is not visible, unfortunately the lady is also blocking the view of my little adjustable bikini which I would have had slid to the smallest possible coverage.  Nice boobs on her though. I  only go to Bondi infrequently and it was a shock at first to realise that it was me in the background of the photo. I regularly wear a little black sliding G-string or sliding Bikini to the beach - rarely anything else as I love to get a good tan despite what the skin doctor tells me - and have probably been photographed on other occasions - I often see people taking photos of each other on the beach and I will clearly be in the backgound of the photo - but this is the only instance I have found where the photo has been put on the web.
Beachlover492000 #122

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:12/13/2007 01:16:52

Over the years strangers have photographed me many many times. I have always taken it as a complement and go from there. I much prefer it when people ask to take my picture. That way the chances of getting a good shot are enhanced. I don't know if any of the photos that people have taken of me have been posted on the web. The Internet is so large that it's almost impossible to find a specific picture. If my photos have been posted, that's fine with me. I'm proud of the fact that I wear g-strings on the beach. Unlike most people I don't have to worry about potential employers black balling me because someone might spot me on the Internet. The most unusual experience occurred when I was vacationing in Jamaica. I had met a couple there who had come to the island to be married. They were really fascinated by my g-strings, and we spent a number of lazy afternoons sunning, drinking and talking about a wide range of topics. Just after they took their vows they came to the pool area with a professional photographer who was shooting the usual post wedding pictures. Much to my surprise they come over and asked to pose with them in some of their pictures. I started to reach for my cover-up, but they said, "No. We want you to pose with us in just your g-sting if that's OK." The resulting photo secession was a lot of fun. We all struck various poses while the photographer clicked away. It's odd, but I found the contrast between his tuxedo, her full length white wedding dress and my g-sting quite erotic. When we were done, they thanked me and told me that I had been "a good sport." Actually I probably had more fun than they did. It certainly was a unique experience.
JM_Runs #123

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:12/14/2007 04:22:12

People take my picture all the time.  Some times they are a little sneaky, trying to pretend they are not taking the picture.  Some times they are very overt, jumping up to get the shot.  Once in a while they ask, and on very rare occasions they ask to pose in a picture with me. 

It is not easy for them to ask because I am out running and moving down go past quite quickly, so a common ploy is to have one of them pose and the other take the picture, just when I happen to be running by. 

After running five miles on the city beach, three times a week for many years, there must be many hundreads  of snap shots.  Very very few of them have ever made it on to the web. 

Of the few pictures that have made it on to the web none of them would be at all useful for a positive identifcation.  I am able to identify my self because I know what my undressed body looks like and what thongs I wear.  But often I can only figure it out by what the backround of the picture shows and key props like my hat.  To be honist, from a distance, one fit man is very similar to the next.  Most shots are poor qulity and shot from a distance. 

While you may be able to recognise your self in a beach snap shot that ends up on the web, it is highly unlikley that any one else will.

Not once, during the years that this message board has been going, has some one posted that some one else recognized them in a snap shot that made it to the web or photo sharing site.... Except when they allready knew the person thonged and knew them from thonging on the same beach together.

Even when I announced on this thong board that some shots of me were on webshots.com, and provided key words to find them, only a couple of members were acctualy able to identify them. 

Thong openly.  Don't worry about pictures.  Most of them never get beyond clogging up someones hard drive.  Since digital pictures are cost free, no processing and stuff, and there is not a packet coming back from the developers, there is very little that spurs the photo taker to do anything with their shots.  Most of the time they are transfered to a hard disk and then forgotten, as the person takes hundreads of newer snapshots.

 

 

 

JM_Runs #124

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:12/30/2007 03:42:26

It's Christmas week so the beach is packed with tourists, and in the mornings teams of teenage girls, for there is a women’s soccer event this week.   Some of the teems were out running on the sidewalk in packs, and some were just laying on the beach.

I have only run three times this week but twice people asked me if it was OK for them to take a picture with me.  Since I am turning 50 next month, (god that sounds old),  I was quite flattered when two young women from Ohio stop me and ask if they can have a picture taken with me. 

On was even more surprising, I went swimming after the run and on walking back out of the water I had a couple of friendly words with a middle aged women in a bright yellow bikini.  Her nephew, a young surfer dude with board shorts and surfboard ran up and asked if he could have a photo with me.  So his aunt took a photo of surfer dude with the thong man.  He then congratulated me on wearing the thong and then dashed off to catch a wave.  

Moments later I observed some young women from one of the soccer teems about to pickup a man-o-war jelly fish.   I went over to warn them about it's sting and they in turn wanted a picture too.  
yogabutt #125

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:01/30/2008 01:22:27

I just posted my South Beach comments in the coastal beach section...As I was walking down the beach, a young woman in a group of three cute young African American women said "Excuse me, do you know where the nude beach is?" and as I was talking to her I noticed one of the other women had just snapped my photo.  They were all smiling from ear to ear. I offered to take her photo, and she smiled for me as I snapped it.  We talked for a few minutes and I walked away. Then about a few hundred feet later two older women (probably about my age - 40+) were staring hard at me and smiling.  They exchanged some comments with each other, nodded their heads, and continued smiling at me.  I smiled back, said hi as I was walking by, and went on my way.Sure was nice to have positive moments like that.  
nadathing #126

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:02/18/2008 08:09:40

I was recently snapped when I was walking on the beach in Napels, FL.  I was wearing a black Muscleskins MP, and I noticed a group of 2 or 3 women I was passing.  One was snapping my picture while I was looking at her.  She kept the camera aimed at the same location as I passed as if she were snapping something else, but there was nothing else of note to photograph.  A couple minutes later, I decided to approach her and ask to see the picture on my way back, but I couldn't find them on my return trip.
tbck1000 #127

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:02/20/2008 04:06:18

I was thonging at a hotel pool recently.  I was alone at first, but after an hour several others arrived.  I got up from my lounge chair to sit in the hot tub for a while.  As I walked past two women sunning, one of them picked up a camera and took my photo.  She was completely open about, and did not try to "sneak" the picture.  I was looking directly at her.  I've been photographed before many times that I saw, and more that I probably did not see.  But that was the most open obvious time having my picture taken without my permission.  I didn't mind.
tbck1000 #128

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:02/22/2008 02:55:27

Good point. I actually enjoy the attention, but it would be nice to receive a little courtesy.
JM_Runs #129

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:03/16/2008 06:50:04

I often find people taking pictures. Since the dawn of digital people no longer have to purchase film or pay for development so there is no cost for each shot. When they have unlimited minutes they are on the phone all day and when they have unlimited shots they take a lot.

Today there were a lot of people on the beach, being a Sunday, and spring break, and a generally gorgeous beach day. One man was obviously videoing me as I walked out of the water and waked past him. He was a bit  "I am videoing you in your face" type of person, with out even giving me a smile.

On the other extreme, when I was taking a shower I was approached by a guy and two stunning looking girls who asked if the girls could have there picture taken with me. They were very cute.  Of course I said yes.

I hope they do email me a copy of that picture. Will send it to my brother who is complaining about the cold and rain in England. 

I don't mind pictures, and will even smile or cooperate if asked nicely, but I don't like it when people are in my face in a disproving manor but still taking my picture anyway. What's that all about? 

My reaction is all about their attitude. While you have to have self confidence when you thong and accept that people will take pictures of you, it is a lot better when they bring a positive attitude too.

While I realize that probably thousands of pictures have been taken of me running down the beach, in a thong , almost none have ever made it onto the web, and in the ones that have they are almost never of good enough quality, or shot from close enough,  some one else to identify me.  But this one taken today, of me with the two stunningly cute girls tucked under each arm is one I hope will come back in my inbox.
dayne #130

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:03/17/2008 06:34:32

I agree with tbk1000, a little courtesy can go a long way. I wear what I wear for me and no one else. If a person is nice about it, fine. Otherwise I have been known to tell somone they aren't at Disneyland and to forget it.
Popeye1 #131

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:03/17/2008 12:15:12

I agree with JM. There must be at least hundreds of photos of Olive and me in thongs. We've actually seen a few on the web. It's a rare day at the beach that we don't notice someone taking a photo (mostly guys taking pics of Olive) We don't care as long as people are polite. I've teased some photographers by saying "I hope the photos come out". We've never hid the fact that we wear thongs from anyone we know so it won't be a surprise if they see us on the web somewhere. Peace Popeye
DavyJ #132

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:03/20/2008 11:21:21

JM says:    

I don't mind pictures, and will even smile or cooperate if asked nicley, but I don't like it when people are in my face in a disaproving manor but still taking my picture anyway. What's that all about?      

I agree.  The key is the person's attitude when they ask.  Nobody wants to be a "star" in a freak show and we thongers are no exception.  But everybody could use a good compliment, and we are also no exception.

JM_Runs #133

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:04/18/2008 02:56:42

OPPS, I ACCIDENTLY DELTED THE FOLLOWING POST MADE BY THONGMAD.  HERE IS HIS POSTING.  JM

I was photographed for the first time that I know of, last weekend.
I was at the beach I regularly go to with my wife and kids. The kids and I were at the water's edge kicking a soccer ball to each other, when two vehicles leaving the beach slowed down while driving past. A woman in the first vehicle was clearly sitting up aiming a camera at me from the passenger's window, while I could see her male partner (driving) looking at me with a big stupid grin on his face. The couple in the car behind were watching them and me. I looked up just as she was taking the shot, and when I realised what she was doing, I gave her a wave. I think they were too far away to get any detail, and moving too much to get a well focussed shot anyway. Being a semi-pro photographer myself, I doubt the camera she was using was up to the task anyway.
I actually felt a little violated by the whole experience, to tell the truth! I'm not going to pretend it was complimentary, because I sure felt it wasn't. I certainly don't care who sees me on the beach in a thong, because I wear it totally openly, but this kind of irked me a little.
When I returned to my vehicle, my wife asked if those people had just taken my picture. I told her what was going on, and her reaction was of surprise, and wondering what on earth they would want to do that for anyway! I agree with her! I do look after myself, and my wife says my body looks good, but I'm sure they were taking photographs for the purpose of mockery! We both felt that it was out of order for someone to take photos of another person, especially a stranger, without their permission or knowledge, especially in that sort of situation. They are just lucky I didn't take offence to the possibility of my kids being in the shots!
I'll do a search and see if I can find anything, but like some others say here, that would be like searching for the proverbiable needle!
JM_Runs #134

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:04/18/2008 03:12:52

Thongmad, I think it's normal to be a little paranoid and think that "they were taking photographs for the purpose of mockery" but that assumption is in most cases wrong.

I have been live in a tourist destination where people take pictures all the time. Over the years I have ended up meeting quite a few of the people who have taken the pictures and found the reasons for taking the pictures were that they were just generally interested.

I think people take pictures of things that they find interesting, and tend to ignore things they don't like. Being a tourist destination we have thousands of people taking pictures on the beach, yet I don't see people taking any pictures of the unwashed homeless people that sometimes hangout by the beach. Why not? Because they are not interested in them.

We tend to be a bit defensive in our own minds, thinking that people would disapprove, or mock, when in reality they are probably just interested and maybe amused in a positive way. As in "you don't see this back home". The same reasions they take pictures of palm tress and people sunbathing on Christmas day.

In your case a women was taking your picture. Would you have assumed it was "for the purpose of mockery" if  you saw a man was taking the picture of a women wearing a thong on a beach? If not, why do you assume that a women taking a picture of a man in a thong is different?

Only a very few, a tiny fraction, of the pictures people frequently take of me ever made it to the web. Even then the comments by the orignal poser are, for the most part positive.

I think we tend to assume people are offended and are therefore likely to mock, but this is often a false assumption. People who are offended will just ignore you and look the other way. About the only people who will mock are teenage boys and red necks in trucks, neither of which tend to take pictures. The teen boys will use a loud forced cackle, and he red necks in trucks will shout "put some clothes on boy" but in my experience neither group ever takes pictures, for they would not want to be seen as 'gay', which taking the picture of a man in a thong would infer.

Since in my experience people who disapprove look the other way, I believe that when someone goes to take the trouble of looking your way, and taking your picture, you should assume they approve.
JM_Runs #135

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:04/19/2008 07:02:31

Fair comments JM
The people in the vehicle were not rednecks, and not offended. They were surfers like me. (Who. I might add, can be as loutish or immature as anyone)
I think the attitude was along the lines of 'ha ha check out the freak!' The photo was to laugh at with friends later on. This seems to be an attitude adopted by an internet generation that gets a laugh from exposing a minority or individual. Bit of a 'Jack Ass' spin-off in my opinion. That was the feel I got anyhow, and hopefully I'm wrong.
Don't be too concerned though, as I'll be back on that same beach again wearing a thong, just as I have hundreds of times before! My resolve to do what makes me happy gets stronger as I get older. I'm beginning to appreciate just how short life is, and don't like missing opportunities any more (all that and I'm 37!)
ThongLoverOBX #136

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:04/19/2008 02:01:01

Hi Thongmad ... thanks for sharing your experience. It seems like snap shots are just something you have to deal with when you thong in public. I've had my picture taken without permission several times. The last time was a few weeks ago in Punta Cana. I was in the water frolicing with my wife when I turned around to look at the shore (I always do this to check the currents) and saw a woman attempting to take a picture. When she saw that I turned around she put down her camera quickly. To me it's not a big deal, as long as the picture doesn't end up on a website without my permission. But the bad part about someone taking your picture is that you don't really know what they are going to do with the picture. I do wonder why someone would want to take a picture of me wearing a thong, it just seems like a strange thing for someone to do. Who knows the intentions of the people that took your picture... since we can't read people's minds we just have to assume their intentions. They might have been mocking you, but if they were then they are just immature jerks who should be ignored anyway. I'm glad to hear that their behavior did not discourage you from getting back out there and thonging on the beach again. You are right about life being short and you would not want to look back on life with regret because prudish, intolerant or immature people discouraged you from doing what you want to do. 
bmicro #137

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:04/20/2008 10:45:21

Having your picture taken regularly goes with the territory of wearing something "out of the ordinary" and that certainly includes thongs. JM has it right, I have noticed people taking my picture frequently here in South Beach. I think that the reasons for taking pictures surreptitiously mirror those of the ones that have the courtesy to ask. I have been requested to have my picture taken frequently and it is almost always  something like "I saw you in that great suit and I just have to get a picture to show my friends". My favorite one was a young woman, with her husband, who was wearing only a small thong. She told me "I just had to have a picture with the only person I have seen wearing less than I am". Luckily, I had my camera as well and her husband took pictures of both of us with both cameras. Treasures!
JM_Runs #138

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:04/20/2008 11:18:46

Yes Bmicro, I get stopped too, but for the last couple of years I have also been intentionally stopping to help others with their pictures: Not pictures of me but pictures of their group. 

If I see one tourist taking a picture of another, or one taking a picture of the rest of the group, I stop and ask if they would like me to take a group shot of the lot of them. Most of the time they are very grateful and pleased I asked.

Once in a while they look at me septically, as if I am about to run off with their camera, but for the most part they are delighted and thankful.

Most of the time they are too busy fussing with camera settings and giving me instructions to even mention my swim suit.

Once we have got their group pictures done, and if it is a couple or a group of women of girls, they often end by asking to take a photo of me, normally with one or more of them.

I think that in asking people if they would like me to take their group shot - I’m not only being friendly to tourists, which is a good thing, but also putting s a friendly face on thongers.

I am sure most of them would not have asked a stranger to do them the favor, or asked to have a photo taken with me, if I had not been friendly and helpful first.

Once in a while I will get someone run up to me as I am running by and ask, but this is rare. It’s far more common for them to ask after I have first volunteered to help with the group shot.

I don’t know, but I suspect that if I was to see this in the distance and then proceeded to walk on over to them, they may have built up apprehension during my slow approach, and so would not be so keen to take me up on the offer.... But since I am out running, approaching fast and obviously about my own business, they don’t seem to be pre-calculating my intentions. So when I stop to make the offer it comes as a surprise to them, and mostly they are more than ready to say yes, and hand the camera over.
JM_Runs #139

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:04/30/2008 10:30:27

Today I was stretching after my run when a well dressed couple came over from the coffee shop and started to talk to me. Turns out they had seen me set off an hour ago and then seen me come running back down the beach. They were curious if the thong was comfortable to run in. I said yes and then they asked to have their picture taken with me. So the young bond in the green summer dress and I, in the small thong posed as the guy took the picture, and then I took one of the couple.

When I went to sit down and have a coup of coffee with my friends they commented that they had observed the conversation and taking of photos, and found it humorous. Humorous that a fully dressed young couple, who’s outfit could best be described as golf club formal, wanted a picture with an old fart like me in a thong. Comments like "We will have to start selling tickets and charging like they do at Disney." A bit of gentle ribbing, all in good humor.
tarponthonger #140

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:05/01/2008 01:20:59

Speaking of being photographed. I was on Ben davis shore in Tampa tanning in my yback skinzwear suit, when some tourists came by, and commented that they had never scene this in Texas. That seemed strange, I guess they had never gone to south padre. As i was going to the beverage stand for a water they commented to me that they would like to take a picture. I responded that usually I can make 75 dollars a hour modeling those suits, but if you come back to where my blanket is then go for it. They took a front photo, and then the lady said that I saw your butt, and it was firm and toned. So I turned around, and let them take a shot. Got some thumbs up from another couple who moved from brazil. They were used to those type of things. I hope people would realize the fact that thongers are in good shape, and would not gawk at this.  
sandrhymes #141

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:05/26/2008 03:12:01

 I was laying out last summer and a couple of girls set up next to me.  I had been napping, woke up and turned over.  Both of the girls had their cell phones out, and holding them like they were taking pictures (maybe they were just texting). Afterwards, when thinking about it, I thought it was kinda funny.  The GG Bridge was in the background and I was in a "g", so the girls had some pictures rated 3G.
modelnude4u #142

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:05/30/2008 10:06:26

 I've been photographed on the beach a few times.  Sometimes secretly, and a few who have marched right up and asked if they could either take my picture, or have their picture taken with me.  I love them all.  Last weekend I was on Beale St in Memphis with some very worn, very low riding cuttoff shorts, and a leopard thong showing out the top.  There were several pictures snuck, but none that made themselves too obvious.  Girls love this stuff, whether they truly find it hot, or just a curiousity.
JM_Runs #143

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:08/04/2008 12:16:34

I went to Mazatlan mexico my Junior year in college for the xmas break,  I had bought three new thongs and had never worn them in public. Being new to thonging and very nervous I tried to find a "safe" place I walked for about two miles and came to the end of a beach where there was a fence.  Inside the fence was a duplex, kinda shabby and a pool that  was pretty green!  Most of the fence was six feet high but it was run down and being 19 and out of town I decided I could squeeze through a tangled piece of fence. As it was plain to me that nobody was around. 

I double checked and saw no activity whatseo ever and the yard neglected etc.  I had my very own very small "green" water swimming pool and a dusty chase lounge "perfect!  I used the patio door as a mirror to check myself out in my various thongs. I got each of them wet and checked them out, posing, making muscles, dancing being young, checking myself out from differant angles ect.  Then to the chaise to bake in the mexican sun, and went to sleep.  Iwas awakend by the home owner a woman in her 40's  (This could be under the most embarassing moments thread.)  Asking me who  I was and what was I doing etc.  I was trying to cover myself and answer her questions all the while trying to assess how much trouble I was in.  She was a Texan and this was her vacation home,  she was able to figure out that my story was believable and that I was no threat as I was so embarassed and apologetic.  she started to ask me questions about myself and said I was welcome to stay if I wanted and I could help her with the pool.

long story short, I was a college swimmer so I was young with a swimmers body and her hobby was photography and we ended up taking pictures all over mazatlan, construction sites, horse correls, we went out to the island off shore, most of the pictures were thong pics, in odd places like that. some pictures were of the faces of people watching as I walked by.  There were some really cool pictures like that.  Wish I had them today
JM_Runs #144

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:08/05/2008 08:41:02

 This past weekend I was packing up to leave the beach after a day of sunbathing. A
woman near me who had been at the beach with up to four of her female friends that day
was aiming a small digital camera at me. I decided to give her a little time to get a good
picture, so I took some time out of my packing and pretended to brush sand off of my
body, adjust my g-string, etcetara. I know she took a picture because I saw the flash on
the camera go off and she then lowered the camera to review the picture. Her and her
friends were speaking some eastern european dialect, so I knew they were probably
pretty open-minded about minimal swimwear, and I perceived the picture taking as a
compliment. I have no idea if she took any pictures of me earlier in the day, but I can only
hope so. It felt quite nice.
 
Max

Beached_Santa_Cruz #145

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:08/05/2008 03:56:09

I wear a skinz banded thong most of the time to the beach and occasionally a womens slide thong .  One day while wearing a small skinz thong on the beach I went for a short walk.   There was a guy and his wife who came up to me and asked if I would mind having my picture taken with his wife.  I said no problem and posed a pic with her.

Another time when the beach was almost totally empty I had on a clip on thong (no sides) and three middle aged women came up to me and asked if I minded them taking my picture.  It quickly turned into a "photo shoot" with them asking for me to pose in different positions so they could get the best shots.  It was a lot of fun and they appeared to be excited about it.  I'm in good shape from cycling and swimming so that may have added to the small suit.
thonglife #146

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:08/07/2008 12:08:54

On a recent vacation with my wife to Mexico, we spent the day on a beautiful public beach in front of a small, eco-resort. Since we knew this area to be very topfree, thong and speedo friendly, she wore a black g-string bottom and I wore a red, see-thru when wet thong bikini. Since the heat was on, we left our clothes in the car to guarantee our day would be spent without them.

Upon reaching the beach, setting up and laying out, we decided to take a snorkeling trip offshore with a vendor on the beach. When we came back to the boat for our trip, an Italian couple joined us for the tour. We departed the beach and headed offshore for pictures of the coastline before snorkeling. After our first dive, I was able to have the Italian girl take our pictures and my picture separate with our camera while we smiled and posed for her. After a couple dives, we returned to shore and said our goodbyes.

Now, we had the rest of the afternoon on the beach to relax, drink and walk around and swim. There are topless and thonged girls and tons of guys in speedos everywhere so we felt completely at ease. Later, as we relaxed, another girl and her boyfriend approached us taking pictures of each other and I noticed the girl sneaking pics of me. She was a sexy 20 something. Her guy was in a speedo but not nearly as skimpy as mine. Not being shy, I greeted her and offered to take their picture. She was surprised but happy for the offer and allowed me to snap some pics of them. She than offered to do the same of us. I gave her my camera and we posed for her for several standing and sitting. Our suits were wet from a recent swim. I noticed that she also took another pic of us with her own camera. A great souvenir perhaps.


sandrhymes #147

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:08/07/2008 04:22:42

I was at Baker Beach last weekend, and a 20's something couple came walking down the beach fully dressed and wearing crash helmets (In San Francisco you can rent these electric tri-wheeled carts, and drive yourself around on self-guided tours, crash helmets required).  They stopped and stood just in front of me talking for a few minutes.  Finally, the girl came over (very attractive by the way), said they were on a scavenger hunt, and asked if she could have her picture taken with me.

She kneeled down next to me (I was wearing only a g).  They took one picture, thanked me and left.

I guess they probably really were on a scavenger hunt, because they then left the beach and did not take any other photos.  Was kind of a fun and interesting experience.
Amy001 #148

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:08/08/2008 06:59:04

 I was laying out topless and wearing a black g when 2 guys and a girl came along, and we got to talking and the girl asked if she could take my picture, she took more then a few lol. We chatted for a while longer, they offerd me a beer and then they left. Felt very erotic.
yogabutt #149

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:08/10/2008 11:15:00

 I was in Miami Beach in January and was walking from about 5th street to 16th street along the beach in my blue Toto thong.  On my way back a 20-ish woman (who was in a group of 3 women) came up to me and asked if the nude beach was anywhere nearby.  I was explaining to her where Haulover was, and while we were talking, one of her friends sneaked a photo of me.  I laughed and offered to take a picture of her too, which she was happy to accept.   I think the first woman was a diversion, but in any case they were all smiles and happy looking.
Popeye1 #150

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:08/10/2008 11:31:47

Olive and I have been wearing thongs in public (when we can't be naked) for probably close to 20 years. In that time I'm sure there have been many photos taken of us, although my guess is more of Olive's sweet ass than mine. A few folks ask, some are open about taking pics while most try to be surreptitious. None of it bothers us, we assume that with our choice in swimwear that's going to happen and we take it as a compliment. we've seen a few of us on the net at times and found it mildly amusing. I guess if you're going to go public in a thong that's part of the deal. Peace Popeye
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