While you’re giving thanks today as you carve the turkey and watch the Patriots beat up on the Lions, you should also give thanks that you live in a country where you’re allowed to tote a DSLR camera.
The same can’t be said for Kuwait. According to The Kuwait Times, the country’s Ministry of Information, Ministry of Social Affairs, and Ministry of Finance had the not-so-bright idea of banning DSLR cameras for personal use. The idea is that photography is only fit for journalistic purposes, not for walking around willy-nilly snapping high quality pics of this and that.
Point-and-shoot digital cameras and cell phone cameras are still allowed, but apparently those big, black devices tend to make people nervous.
“While using a DSLR, a passerby may wonder if the camera is being used for the wrong reasons,” The Kuwait Times writes. “Taking a picture of a stranger would seem like much less of an issue if you were using a more discreet camera or even a cell phone.”