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rickl454 #151

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:08/10/2008 04:16:00Copy HTML

Popeye you are exactly right!  We've had the same experience.  Every year we visit Orient Beach on St Martin where anything more than a thong or g-string bottom is way overdressed.  It never fails when a cruise ship visits the island  throngs of day visitors complete in Bermuda shorts, Hawaiian shirts, dark socks and street shoes descend on the beach like a plague of locusts (its painfully obvious that most have spent significanlty more time in the ship's dining areas than in the gym).  On 2/3rds of the beach photos are constantly snapped - some of us in nothing but our g-strings - that's perfectly legal.  We've come to accept it as part of being in the g-string/thong minority. 

By the way, on the other 1/3rd of Orient Beach piture taking is not advisable.  The Club Orient (the local nudist resort) security staff is immediately in the face of anyone trying to sneak a pic.  While picture taking is perfectly legal on that section of the beach it's not easy arguning with a couple of seven foot tall black dudes - being cheered on by a couple of dozen nudists.
Mary0826 #152

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:08/12/2008 01:59:20Copy HTML

I've been photographed by three people now (that I know of).  First was my Mom, taking family pictures. Second was by my BF who took some to show the guys.  And third was by a nice lady who ask very nicely if she could take pictures of me to take home to her husband to try to get him to come to the beach with her.  I feel sorry for that relationship if she needs to bait her husband to come with the rest of the family to the beach with pictures of other women he might see there.
The Swan #153

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:08/13/2008 12:32:36Copy HTML

This week I was on my back laying out on a beach about 15 feet from the water and 40 feet from anyone else. A woman and her youngster walk by and sit down between me and the water. Using her cell phone she starts photographing her kid playing in the sand. Every now and then looks up at me. This lady is looking between my legs and right up my crotch. I see she is trying to direct her kid to play between me and her. I think , "Let's get this over with." So... I lay back down with my hat pulled over my face and hear the sound of her cell phone camera going off.  So now I roll over on my stomach. I hear the cell phone camera going off. I next hear her talking Spanish and look to see what is going on. I see her speaking into her cell phone. After a bit I get up and walk to the water and exchange hellos with the woman. Smiling at her, I ask her if her friend enjoyed the photos. She laughed and said her friend thought I looked cute. She commented she did not know that "tanga's" were legal in Ohio. I assured her they were, as well as being topless on this beach.  
woodyone #154

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:09/03/2008 11:43:21Copy HTML

Yes i have last week i had just park the car when 4 lady's come along in a car.Can you tell me wear the nudist beach is it at the top the road.Are you going i said no not today am just going on the beach in a thong.Can we have a look we not seen a man in thong. I had a small black hom thong under me my shorts so took then off nice bum they said can we have a picture so i said yes
jn9195 #155

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:09/04/2008 09:54:04Copy HTML

I've had ladies take my picture on Hollywood beach several times.

The last time I was there, one very attractive young woman just stared and smiled really big.  It was so crowded, I was zig-zagging between towels.  The most crowded I've ever walked through in only a g-string.  If it hadn't been so crowded, I would have stopped to at least say hello, but I chickened out.

I had previously walked all the way from Dania Beach to the park area and restroom at North Hollywood beach...  not because I had to go, but one of my own little personal dares.  I did that, and it was getting more and more crowded, but I kept going.

I guess I sort of got "trapped" on the paths by groups of guys that I was trying to avoid, etc. I was sitting at one of the picnic tables for a while...  I finally got going again and got on the boardwalk again.  It was so crowded... I got back on the beach and I almost freaked out, it was elbow to elbow... I had to go, I had no choice.  Surprisingly, no one said anything negative.  One girl, obviously from the midwest, said "oh my god" in a surprise reaction on the boardwalk, but she and her friend turned around and followed me for a while.

I want to move there so badly... but, once again, it is a bad time to do that. :(


toolcrib1977 #156

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:09/04/2008 11:22:28Copy HTML

 I was thonging near Tampa, someone I forget the little spot going to Clearwater from Tampa intl.
Me and a Brazilian women were the only ones wearing thongs, and some women from Texas came by, and asked to take my picture. I was wearing a yback skinzwear g-string, and they said we do not see these where I live. So I said no problem, they took a front picture, then they said they wanted a back photo. Well I obliged.  
pkthong #157

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:09/04/2008 07:25:59Copy HTML

While on vacation in Punta Cana recently, a middle aged lady whipped out her cell phone and took a picture of me while walking by. She seemed to be giggling while doing this so I don't know if it was for sheer shock value or that she actually enjoyed the view if me in my Sunup/Sundown brazil.
tbck1000 #158

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:09/05/2008 04:04:59Copy HTML

I was wearing my skinz low rio at a beach in the Tampa Bay area a few days ago.  While taking a walk down the beach, then sidewalk, I passed two women sitting at a covered picnic table in their bikinis.  They glanced and giggled as I approached.  As I passed we exchanged "hellos," then just after I passed I heard more giggles.  I looked back and caught one of them taking a photo of my rear.  So, I turned around and smiled, and she took another.  It turned out to be a nice ice-breaker, and we ended up chatting for quite a while.  I really enjoyed their curiosity and compliments about my skimpy bathing suit.
DavyJ #159

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:09/06/2008 02:28:30Copy HTML

I have had my picture taken many times.  I used to object, but eventually realized that was silly.  However, I do think it is rude for anyone to take your picture without asking, but it happens all the time.  Now I will almost always say yes when asked.  If it is a group of girls I always manage to enjoy the experience.  What I find amazing is that many times in a couple, the man will ask me, rather than the woman.  Now, surely they must realize that I will be far more likely to say yes to a woman than to a man, so why have the man ask?  Anyone have any ideas?
thongback777 #160

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:09/07/2008 08:59:27Copy HTML

I agree with DavyJ.
 When I first started thonging I was very much against people taking my picture on the beach. I too realized that it was pretty silly to get upset at. There are several things I had to realize.
 First of all, I am on a public beach.. in PUBLIC. According to Florida (and perhaps even US) laws, as far as I know, anything in public view is fair game as far as taking pictures. It is when one tries to profit off of the pictures that it becomes illegal without consent. I am definitely not a lawyer, but I have had 2 tell me this.
Secondly, I had to remember that most people are not used to the idea of seeing a man in a thong. Some of these people have never seen one before, so they may want a photo almost as a kind of keepsake lol. I have had male friends my age take pictures of attractive girls in skimpy bikinis on the beach, so in a way I suppose its somewhat understandable.
Third it is often times a compliment. Although I'm sure some immature morons have taken pictures of me out of shock or disdain for my thong, most of the people (mainly women) that have taken my picture don't seem to be doing it in a joking manner.
But yeah.. consent is always polite as far as picture taking. People should be polite enough to ask, but I suppose some people are really shy and afraid of a resounding "NO" lol.
I think it also depends who's taking pictures of you, how frequently and how close.
Not to sound biased, but when I have had attractive women (especially in thongs) take photos of me in my thong, it was a great compliment. But when I have had creepy old lurker men (especially in thongs) take photos of me in my thong, it was not very pleasant lol.
chris0721 #161

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:09/13/2008 04:07:05Copy HTML

I had an interesting experience last weekend on the beach.  I have had more than several women stop me to ask for a picture and it always amazed me how many cellphones come out after I pass by or how many people line up a photo shoot with another person and take the picture with me passing in the background.  I don't mind having my picture taken on the beach (it is a public place) and I always will give permission if asked...it's just nice to be asked.  This past weekend I was walking past the Cocoa Beach Pier and there was a fair amount of people on the beach.  Normally, when I here somebody shout at me I try to ignor them because usually it's going to be a comment that I don't want to hear but this person was persistant and shouted several times.  I kept walking and then I heard footsteps running up behind me, with a young man probably 18 to 22 years old saying "Hey buddy", so I decided to turn around to see what remark he wanted to make about my thong.  Well, I turn around and there he is with his friend and 3 other young ladies.  He told me that he seen me walking by in my thong and just had to have his picture made with me and asked if he could do that.  I said "Of course", and his buddy took out his cellphone and took our picture together ( I think overall, it was probably done on a bet between the two guys or from one of the girls), and then the girls got several pictures with their friend and me.  When the photo shoot was over, and this guy's friends start to walk away, he turns to me and then tells me that he wished that he had as much confidence (guts) to wear a thong on the beach as I had and that I looked pretty good.   I don't usually get that kind of comment from to 18 to 24 yr old age group but he seemed to be serious about his comments so I thanked him and just chalked it up to another day on the beach...always an adventure in a thong.
John Howard #162

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:02/19/2009 09:47:21Copy HTML

Good point, thongexpert....
Me too, I'm almost sure I've been taken photos of plenty of times here Down Under.
the other day I spotted a guy with a camera and a tripod, he was taking photos of me coming out of the water.
When I approached the showers he packed his camera and tripod and fled.

Unless this people don't upload the shots to the internet,  as you say maybe its just for their own.

John Howard
alee01 #163

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:04/25/2009 07:12:02Copy HTML

I have been photographed many times I am sure. I have had both guys and women photo me. Recently at Key West I had on a micro thong and a lady asked if I would mind if she took a few photos. I didn't mind really, not many people around the hotels private beach area. She took a few of me on the chaise lounge and then had me pose a few standing against various backdrops and by the pool.  She gave me her card and asked me to call her sometime.

At sobe, you get people from France, people from Iowa, some snap pics covertly, some are just taking a pic and I happen to be in it, others have specifically asked to take my picture.  I figure it goes with the territory. On sobe I am not usually the only guy in a thong.
tan_lines #164

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:05/26/2009 02:49:37Copy HTML

I was at the lake a couple of weeks ago and was listening to music with my earbuds on. I saw a couple of girls in the reflection of my iPod and one came up close behind me to snap a photo or two with her phone. Apparently, I made their day (or moment) and it made mine as well.
stanpuppy #165

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:05/27/2009 12:38:11Copy HTML

Quite frankly...i could not care less.  If i am wearing a thong in public, i expect it
modelnude4u #166

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:05/27/2009 02:30:27Copy HTML

 I've always been a bit of a show off, and someone taking my picture is proof that they're paying attention.
I figure you've got no expectation of privacy in public, and if you're wearing something that might cause you to stand out, all the more reason to expect some pictures to be taken.  It also used to be that someone had to have a camera with them, but now, with nearly everyone having a phone or camera handy, it's become even more common. 
If you really don't want to end up in pictures, you need to either tan in your backyard, or go for board shorts, so there's nothing to take a picture of.
zaam #167

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:05/27/2009 02:53:32Copy HTML

I disagree model to a "degree."  People should have the decency and curtesy to respect one's right not to be photograph.  It would be better to sneak and take the photo from the lesser of two evils than to blatanly ask and XXX an atittude because the answer was no.  I for one choose not to be photograph.  Yet, at the same time if I'm out thonging at the beach I expect some people to act like low life deginerates.  This is what our mass media educated culture  produces nowadays.  People who have no morals or ethics to even govern themselves.  So, again I expect the negative; but keep faith in the positive.
ithongit #168

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:05/28/2009 12:36:27Copy HTML

Legal vs. Moral -- That is the question.

I believe this is a typical legal verses moral issue. 

Legally, people in public places can take pictures of almost anything they want.  (There are exceptions, but they seem to be few and far between.)  This means that when anyone goes out in a public place, or in a place that can be viewed from a public place, they can be photographed legally.  I believe that most courts would expand this to the point where any such picture can be published or otherwise made available to the public.  Special exceptions on making these pictures public include not showing juveniles without parental permission, situations where the identity of the person is protected by law (ie. Undercover police.), when the pictures are used for an illegal purpose, or when the pictures are used in a spitefull or vengeful way against a person who is not a public figure.

Morally, the photographer should be kind enough to ask permission before taking pictures.  Obviously, this may not be morally necessary in a case where the person being photographed might reasonably expect to be photographed.  (ie. participants in a "wet t-shirt" contest should reasonably expect to have their pictures taken without being ask.)

With all the new technologies, maybe we should be supporting changes in the law to protect the unathorized photographing of anyone.  This law could also include the unautherized altering of photographs, such as using photoshop to put your face on another's body.
SlidingG #169

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:05/28/2009 05:29:12Copy HTML

I ran Bay-to-Breakers 12k in San Francisco May 17 in my red Speedo thong, then afterwards walked back thru the throngs in Golden Gate Park to see all the crazies celebrating (those who came to party, not to race).  On a grassy hillside, maybe 50 feet back from the course and a fair distance from others, I relaxed in the sun for awhile au naturel, watching the parade of folks going by.  It's common for weirdos here to 'preen' their nakedness and pose for photos with anyone who wants.  Happily, the young women who came over from her group asked if she could have her photo taken with me.  I firmly replied, "I'd rather not", and she backed right off.  That's as it should be -- permission asked, and its denial gracefully accepted.  Sure I was nude in public, but not in anyone's face, just relaxing and minding my own business.  I'm not one of those weirdos and definitely not into having such photos taken.  Hope it sent a clear message about what I believe is 'good nude' vs. 'bad nude'.      
mack_back #170

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:06/17/2009 05:54:12Copy HTML


I was walking nude on the beach seen two guys with one women heading towards me fully dressed. One guy had a camera and was trying to manage to take photos of nude people at the beach. I looked at them while we were passing each other and we all stopped about 20 feet from each other, he had his camera at his side pointing at me, he must of took some while trying to aim it towards my  general direction. The women was smiling the whole time like she never saw anyone nude before or they were getting away with something. They tried to find a spot to sit but found someone else had left there clothes unattended right on top of them. I was staring at them the whole time watching him point the camera down the beach and looking at the shots he took at me from camera preview screen. They finally started to leave passing me by once again this time not pointing the lense at me. I watched them walk right off the beach. How annoying with a bunch of street dressed in jeans punks trying to take nude shots of people at the beach. Next time when i encounter this situation, i should pull out my camera and shoot the girl see how that feels..or at least pretend too..
great_cornholio #171

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:06/20/2009 02:53:24Copy HTML

As far as law goes, in most countries, one is pretty much free to shoot photos of any people, objects, etc. without permission in/from public places.  As far as publishing them on the internet goes, that's a little different.  If someone simply uploads them in unaltered or minimally altered form with a "this is what I saw" type of comment, I think the law is probably on their side.  Also, if the subject is not indentifiable, as most "from behind" thong candid shots are, then there is no legal issue.  But, if they use them to sell things, like beer, without the permission of the subject, then it's a whole different matter -- the subject can sue in that case.  The other thing that could get an uploader in trouble is stuff like using the photos to harrass or slander a person, especially if they're putting identifying information on them.The bottom line here is that existing laws, in most cases, already to provide a reasonable amount of protection.  I don't think there's a legitimate reason to go mucking around with them.  If we do, it could lead to radical changes with unwanted / unintended consequences.
JM_Runs #172

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:11/14/2009 06:18:15Copy HTML

Don't sweat the photos.  I am out in a thong week after week and year after year.  People take hundreads and hundreads of photos every year. Only a very few have ever made it to the net and in only one of them can to clearly identify the person as me. 
Don't sweat it, 99.999% of them never ever see the light of day.
SlidingG #173

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:11/14/2009 10:35:17Copy HTML

 I wore a thong while running Bay to Breakers 12k road race in San Francisco last May, found my photo on Flickr, and have never gotten any negative feedback.  As JM says, don't sweat it.  Plan to wear my string on SoBe come January.  Photos?  Hope not, but if so, doubt I'll sweat it.  Be a proud thonger!
stanpuppy #174

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:11/14/2009 10:37:18Copy HTML

I think the ability to positively identify anybody from a candid beach photo is virtually impossible.  Maybe if your face was taken at very close range, but even then, unless you were directly facing the camera, it is highly doubtful.  I never worry about such things.
bmicro #175

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:11/15/2009 06:04:42Copy HTML

You will end up on the net if you wear thongs. I have been able to locate at least a dozen of me. However, as the others have said, identifying these photos as a particular person is nearly impossible unless you know where you were and what you were wearing. My face has never been recognizable by anyone else.
JM_Runs #176

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:11/16/2009 07:05:29Copy HTML

I would say you will not end up on the net unless you wear thongs A LOT in a very public way and are worth both photographing and then worth the effort in downloading from the camera and uploading to the internet.
eimeo #177

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:11/16/2009 11:39:55Copy HTML

I've only seen one pic of me online not taken by us so far.
stanpuppy #178

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:11/18/2009 01:37:40Copy HTML

Oddly enough eimeo, I think we have seen that pic as well.  Is that the one of you in a black 457 weasel?   I guess the thonging community is a small world afterall....LoL
dayne #179

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:11/18/2009 07:21:15Copy HTML

 My former attorney went on vacation with a certain tour company.  When he got back he was informed that he was now part of the company's advertising.  Because he had a very dark tan,  his very brief tan line could be seen front and back through the yellow speedo type he had on in the pictures of him.

It just goes to show that if you wear something in public there is the chance you can end up on the internet-whatever it might be.
stanpuppy #180

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:11/18/2009 12:09:21Copy HTML

I guess your former attorney didnt take the law course that says that he cannot be used in any type of company promotional material without first signing a release.  I work in the advertising industry and deal with this every day.
dayne #181

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:11/18/2009 08:19:48Copy HTML

 He signed it as a matter of course when he went.  He never expected that they'd use him in a picture considering all the people who attend their events in ny given year.
stanpuppy #182

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:12/29/2009 11:34:58Copy HTML

frankly..I spend zero percent of my time worrying about this.  Odds of someone taking a pic of me, and posting it on the web where someone could positively identify it as me are pretty remote.  Even if it did happen...I wouldnt care.  It is a risk you take when wearing a thong in public (or any other form of revealing clothing for that matter)
JM_Runs #183

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:04/13/2010 08:15:43Copy HTML




We unusually have no problems getting photographed by people who are polite or discreet, I've posed many times at Gunnison or Haulover in micro's or topless to polite photographers.

However, we have one VERY bad experience one at Gunny.  I was using the ladies room by the entrance to the beach  and a guy of Indian decent  was sitting on the wall closest to there photographing the girls leaving the restroom.  ( We hadn't seen him at this point).  When I exited the bathroom the guy practically jumped off the wall and stuck his camera near my ass clicking away...(I was wearing my handmade SeaShell g-string) Well my husband FREAKED, he got right in the guys face,  grabbed his phone and threw it up on the roof of the bathrooms. He then he told the guy in no uncertain terms to leave.   When the wierdo didn't back off my husband backhanded the guy in the face so hard he almost knocked him down (to the cheers of the crowd that had gathered).  We were on our way out at that point and did not hear anything about the incident since.
 
I don't want anyone to get a bad impression of us, my husband is a big guy 6' 2" 255lbs. and fit, but he is not the jealous type and like I said if someone is polite he is very amiable.  But, this guys behaviour really pushed my husbands buttons.

That is the only time we've had trouble anywhere.
strepsils #184

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:04/14/2010 09:52:05Copy HTML

Mistymicro96 quote [a guy of Indian decent  was sitting on the wall closest to there photographing the girls leaving the restroom.  ( We hadn't seen him at this point).  When I exited the bathroom the guy practically jumped off the wall and stuck his camera near my ass clicking away...(]

Another Indian again! Seems like Indians are nasty.

Mistymicro96 quote [When the wierdo didn't back off my husband backhanded the guy in the face so hard he almost knocked him down (to the cheers of the crowd that had gathered). ]

Good! Teach the Indian lecher a lesson!

Mistymicro96 quote [I don't want anyone to get a bad impression of us, my husband is a big guy 6' 2" 255lbs. and fit, but he is not the jealous type and like I said if someone is polite he is very amiable.  But, this guys behaviour really pushed my husbands buttons. ]

I am not as tall as your husband nor weighing as heavy as he is. However, knocking down anybody is not difficult for me.
stanpuppy #185

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:04/14/2010 11:22:16Copy HTML

Misty.  My wife has worn her G's off the beach into the parking lot.  For a bunch of people who have spent the entire day looking at nude women, she sure gets lots of notice, when she wears a micro suit somewhere that is technically not nude.  I am surprised at the reaction from lots of guys when she shows up at the gunnison showers in her weasels.  She is 20 yards away from a nude area, yet somehow the fact that she is not on the beach gets guys riled up
SusanaM #186

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Date Posted:04/15/2010 05:03:00Copy HTML

I've had men on the beach getting an eyeful with their binoculars. We always spot them, either my husband or I will see them peering and that doesn't really bother us. Now getting photographed, only once do we recall a photog openly snapping away at the beach life and looking in our direction. He was with his wife and my husband is certain he was sneaking peeks at some of the ladies while the wife was looking away. He may have missed me since I started with a regular bikini while he was around and only after he was gone had I worked down to a gstring. :)
ithongit #187

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:04/15/2010 06:04:51Copy HTML

Being photographed in a public area used to be considered a non-brainer.  If you went in a public area and wore a thong, went topless, nude or whatever, you were fair game to photographers.  This was before the internet.  Now any snapshot can be sent around the world in a second or two.  This was also before camera phones, which make taking pictures easier, and let more people take pictures than before.

There was a time when anyone with a camera would ask nicely if they could take your picture, unless you were in a crowd.  There was a time when pictures were taken home and enjoyed there, but not all over the world.

Things have changed.  Today I assume that wherever I go in public, someone might take a picture of me.  This includes as I leave the restroom.  I am not saying I would have agreed with a person taking all these pictures if I had been ask.  I am just saying I know that pictures might be taken and dress and act appropriately.  When a man or a women does ask, I am usually more than willing to pose for them, with them or their friends or whatever.

Have I ever had pictures taken without my permission -- probably hundreds of times.  Have I ever had pictures taken without my knowledge, probably hundreds more.  Does this bother me -- sometimes it does.

I did post a message a few years ago which included one of my rambling stories about washing the car topfree and in a g-string in the driveway of a house I was staying at on the Outer Banks.  A man of ethnicity which usually is associated with a camera or two wrapped around his neck drove by, then parked across the street, got out and started taking pictures.  I spent probably 15 minutes as his model before he got under my skin enough for me to go inside.  After a little while he drove off to find another subject.  He really irked me and pissed me off.  He never left the public street, but would wander back and forth to get better angles.

Nikki, being the photo buff she is, has a different approach, suggested by someone a while back on this board.  Take a camera of your own along (you don't even need one that works or that has film in it, so you can buy a used camera cheap at thrift stores) and aim it at the person who is taking your pictures -- chances are they will run off immediately when they see you capturing their image.  These people think nothing of taking your picture but are scared to death of you taking theirs -- figure that out!

Traci
Da6772 #188

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:04/17/2010 04:31:45Copy HTML

You're right about the blatant, rude photographers being scared off.  What's good for the goose, etc.

I thought about bringing a small mirror and shining it right in the camera lens, but these days the photographer might sue me for temporarily blinding him!

And, of course, there's never a ranger around when the photographer plays his tricks.  Part of the price we pay for the decline in social manners for some of these people.

-Dave
dayne #189

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:04/18/2010 08:11:07Copy HTML

Let me suggest a pretty effective way of getting rid of those types of photographers.  It's cheap and reusable-talk about being green!  Take a good spray bottle with you and have it set for stream.  A couple of pumps and someone can have a wet lens.  I saw a woman do it once at the beach. 

I had never thought of the idea of having a portable camera.  Sounds like it could be really effective-even if there wasn't film in it.


pkthong #190

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Date Posted:04/18/2010 09:48:59Copy HTML

  Hey Misty, Sorry to read about your unpleasant experience. I just want to remind everyone that not all people of Indian decent are rude and or pervs. I find the behaviour of this person reprehensible. 
 There is a good chance he was probably of Pakistani decent.LOL
bbyrne78 #191

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:05/14/2010 12:49:38Copy HTML

I have been photographed lots of times and I have found a few of them on flickr and other photo posting sites. Normally if someone asks politely to take my photo, I don't really mind and I am happy to pose for them. That said the creepy ones aren't the ones who try to photograph me on the beach, it's the ones who try to photograph me while I'm running, getting changed in the change rooms, in my backyard or sneaking one up my skirt.

I did have a bad experience once when some young men had taken photos of me and my girlfriends (without our knowledge) then called us some derogatory names, before clearing out when some local surfers turned up.
dayne #192

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:05/14/2010 04:37:50Copy HTML

I wonder if those local surfers would have taken away the guys cameras long enough to delete the photos if you had asked them.  It sounds as if you were part of the local crowd.  I imagine they'd have been happy to do it for you.
Sunson #193

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:05/14/2010 12:32:24Copy HTML

bbyrne - man, i hate such a behaviour, it makes me agrresive in one second. I never had bad experiences (cause I only thong in public once) but if that happen to me, I dont know if I could stay nice...
sailor250 #194

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:05/15/2010 07:31:12Copy HTML

Since I wrote the above post almost 7 years ago I'd say the number of pictures taken of me everytime I walk down southbeach has gone up by a factor of 10.  Everyone has a digital camera with them now.  I've seen some comical things happen to the photographers.  Most of them are girls.  I guess only a few guys would want to get caught taking a picture of a nearly naked guy in our society.

 Occasionally I'll see a girl running among people back up the beach along side me trying to get ahead of me, stopping to take a side then a front picture.  Several times the photographers get in each other's shots!  Recently three different girls ran to the same space on the sand to take my picture and not paying attention stepped in front of one another.  They turned to each other and smiled.

On the last trip to southbeach while at the rooftop pool I was walking to the front rail to look at Ocean Drive below when I turned back and saw a woman on a balcony of an apt. building a block back looking at me with binoculars.  I went to take a dip and looked up and she comes out with a SLR camera with a monster lense and starts taking pictures- I think this is pretty amusing especially for Miami. 
sailor250 #195

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:05/16/2010 07:03:23Copy HTML

Has anyone posed for photos for someone only to have the photographer get closeups or more explicit than you thought they would?   I've a couple of times had women get closeups of my pouch when I thought they wanted photos of all of me.  Once was right after climbing out of the pool so my light blue lycra was rather transparent.
bmicro #196

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:05/17/2010 09:47:12Copy HTML

I have found over half a dozen pictures that people have taken of me without asking and posted. None of them are easily identifiable unless you know what colors I wear and what hat I wear.
Recently I have been asking people who want to take pictures of me to take a picture with my camera as well. Most are posted on my Flickr site bmicro2000.
I have never found a picture of me posted that is easily identifiable by someone who wasn't there with me.
ithongit #197

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:05/18/2010 07:01:48Copy HTML

About a year ago, Randy and I started taking blank business cards to the beach, on which we had previously written our e-mail address.  (We have set up an e-mail address just for this use.)  When someone asks us to take our picture, we give them the card and ask for them to email us a  copy.  Since most people use digital cameras now, this usually is no problem, and most people gladly agree and actually follow through with the shots.  What is surprising is that most took various pictures of us before asking, which they also sent.  I think it is interesting that people take several shots (which they later gladly share) before asking.  I assume that they feel that if they ask and we say no, then they don't want to be caught taking our pictures, but if they don't ask and get caught, they are okay. 

Another issue is that once they have our email address, they often send us "we are going this day" or "tell us when you are going again" type emails.  They also often ask about minimal swimwear and in my case topfreedom.   We encourage thongs, etc., and sometimes they "meet" us at the beach and strip down to less than they wore the first time we met, occationally to a thong or with the women going topfree.  We have also told others about this message board through our email contacts.

Usually they are full body, more often than not most are rear shots, but Randy and I both get our share of frontal shots.  Randy gets quite a few closeups of the front, while I get them of the back and front top when I am wearing a top, but few take, or admit to taking close up pictures of my top when I am topfree.  About 1 of 10 people asking to take pictures are the same sex with me, even fewer men ask to take pictures of Randy.

Traci
bbyrne78 #198

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:05/18/2010 08:14:34Copy HTML

Great couple of posts Traci! I would say for me the ratio of people asking to take my photos with me is about 1 in 20 for women, the rest have been either young kids (no problems) or older gentlemen (again no problems). I think that the kids who ask for my photo are either sent by their dads or their older brothers/friends.

My husband will say that he gets many more photo requests than I do! Ha it's true! There's something about being a surf lifesaver that seems to attract a lot of attention...
TBSJ_03 #199

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:06/28/2010 08:26:11Copy HTML

 I know I have been snapped several times while wearing a thong at the beach.  When I lived in LA I would walk the length of Venice beach in my thong all the time and I would notice people taking pictures of me while I was walking by.  It didn't really bother me much, and only 1 time did I find a picture that had me in it, but I was definitely not recognizable in it.  Recently while I was thonging just South of Seacliff beach in Northern California, I noticed a couple of girls who were leaving the beach.  They walked pretty close to me as they were leaving then stopped about 20 yds away and one of them took pictures of the other one with me clearly in the back ground. They were pretty giggly too so I am pretty sure they were focusing in on me.  I almost went up to them to ask them if they wanted me to pose with them in a photo but I kinda realized what was going on too late and they were gone before I got the chance. I don't really worry too much about having my photo taken though, as most people don't have the gall to take your picture head on. I think generally it's from afar or from behind, so facial recognition is near impossible.
JM_Runs #200

Re:Being photographed - catching someone taking pictures - photos

Date Posted:07/03/2010 08:20:14Copy HTML

Today, while stretching after my run I was approached by a couple of women with a pro video setup. They said they would understand if I said no, but they were from the BBC and would like to film me "doing my exercises" as they were doing some video for an upcoming BBC documentary.  They shot a short bit of my boring stretching.
Later on, I got to talking with them and it turns out it is for a kids (teen) documentary about some kids from the UK who are coming over to compete in the junior lifeguard competition. They were shooting some backround footage of the beach, the resident life guards and surprisingly me.
I suspect the footage was just for scouting locations not for final production. Even if added to the production pool it will be very boring and quickly on the cutting room floor. So don't look for me on the BBC.  Still, it was flattering to be asked.
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