How To Take Topless Travel Photos

How To Take Topless Travel Photos

‘Topless travel’ is the latest photographic trend to take Instagram and Facebook by storm. No really. As you can probably guess, the craze involves taking topless photos in front of panoramic vistas while travelling abroad. Here are a few tips if you’re thinking of ditching your tee and getting involved. You know you want to.

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The Topless Tour Project encourages travelers to cast aside their inhibitions (and tops) while capturing the beauty of nature. You can then post the results on the organisation’s Instagram or Facebook page. As you do.

It’s essentially holiday snaps for the narcissistic ‘selfie’ set and there are apparently a lot of takers — the site already contains hundreds of photos from all over the world.

If you’re keen to jump on the bod-baring bandwagon, here are a few tips that should make for a silky-smooth experience. Not that we’re experts or anything. Cough.

Pick somewhere remote

Bit of a no brainer, but worth pointing out all the same. The more secluded your location, the more interesting your photos will be. You can also take your time getting the perfect shot instead of snapping away in a desperate, paranoid rush.

Less is more

You’re not making soft porn here — the idea is to convey your toplessness without actually showing anything rude. In other words, your bare back should be the only skin that’s visible, with the scenery taking centre stage. (This will also stop you from getting banned from Facebook and Instagram, natch.)

Bring a wingman

Respect the culture

Choose a suitable time of the day

Shy? Shoot indoors

Be creative!

Feature an iconic landmark

Be attractive

As an extra treat, here’s Angus’ attempt at a topless travel photo during his ‘extreme commute’ to Mindaribba Station:

As you can see, he nailed the recognisable landmark and remote location tips, but the jury’s still out on whether he showed an appropriate amount of skin. I’ll let you make the call!

[Via Huffington Post]


  • Argh, such a long article that missed the three most important points:

    1. Face the camera.
    2. Do it often.
    3. Make sure your privacy settings on Facebook are “Public”

  • I just want to put it out there that I’m available as the official topless travel photographer!

  • I’m sorry but really see this is a bit of a cultural ‘F&#K YOU’ & disrespectful of the country you are visiting; unless being topless is a good thing there..

  • I keep thinking of Karl Pilkington’s line in “The Moaning of Life” where, after witnessing people hooking themselves under the skin to hang off bars, he declares this the “arsing about age”.

  • Some countries are fine with public toplessness and a bit of cheeky photography. Others, not so much. Do some research about the culture you’re travelling to and don’t do anything that is likely to cause offense — especially if it could land you in jail. i think byron bay is a perfect destination for such activities.

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