I read a story on the BBC site about a Journalist getting killed in Iraq.
He had only been there a fortnight. I guess that means 1 night.
He was already running around taking photos.
In the story or video on this page. There is a reference to a group of people surrounding him
or gathering. I noted earlier that any type of MOB or GROUP is dangerous.
I also think that leaving and taking photos in the first week could be dangerous.
Especially with anyone watching.
I normally learn the lay of the land or study the situation for at least a week
before I run around with a camera. I also always have the camera in a backpack
and only bring out for the photo. Than immediately put back in the pack.
Solutions: If in a group. Leave
Solutions: Keep your camera hidden.
Solutions: Do not travel around until you have talked and talked. Learning the advice of others.
Running out the first day in a country and taking photos. Using a Taxi driver. Maybe looking rich
is never a good idea. I will go low profile. Hopefully look like a Hippie, or the some "Save the World" individuals
that have less sense than others, and the normal populace considers fools. Fools are usually not targets in
my opinion. Although a person that looks like rich or brings attention to themselves is not wise.