Very insightful observation. I also have noticed a more casual acceptance of cameras on the nude beach in Florida where I go. As long as you don’t act like you are sneaking photos of strangers, and only of your friends and yourself, most of the other beachgoers never say anything. As a mater of fact, no one has ever said anything to me about snapping a photo of my group. Of course I’m careful to not point the camera toward anyone else by my friends.
A decade or more ago the presence of a camera could have got you thrown off a naturist beach, and still would if you were just there to photograph naked women and then upload them to the internet. And you wouldn’t get off the beach with your film stock intact, or digital memory card in place, even now, if being ‘pervy’ about it.
That’s not to say there’s still not people out there doing just that, taking secret photos and exploiting the subjects.
But in the past couple of years I’ve detected a much more relaxed view to the appearance of a camera.
Many beach users will take photos of friends, who seem happy enough to appear nude in front of the camera. Who knows? Some of this is probably being shared (at least in private message form) on social media. The simple fact is that people don’t care quite…
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