Quote Originally Posted by c6h6o3
One thing I've noticed: the one piece of equipment most likely to set them off is the tripod. I don't get hassled much at all when I'm using my Hasselblad handheld.
That is what I find so curious. You would think that using a tripod would make you so flagrantly obvious that you wouldn't be particularly suspicious. And yet in almost all the similar stories that I've heard, the photographer was out in the open, using a tripod. If I was looking out for terrorists, it would be the guy sneaking around taking pictures surrepticiously with a camera phone or tiny digital that would catch my attention.