There had been several incidents where an innocent photographer is confronted by police for taking photos in public places. The police are just doing what they are told to do: stop any potential terrorist activities.
So to avoid becoming the next suspect follow these very simple rules:
1. Never use a tripod. That’s a dead give away. Terrorists use tripods to mame law enforcers.
2. Never use a DSLR in public places. If you are a poser or a gear whore and could not help bringing your D3X and 70-200/2.8 lens during a simple holiday trip, make sure that …
3…. you never use the viewfinder. Hold your camera with outstretched arms and compose your shot using the LCD like any ordinary terrorist, I mean, tourist. I know it’s difficult to do it with gigantic lenses but *your* image is everything.
4. Like any other list of rules, the last one always tells you to break them, so break the rules but don’t blame me. So there!