Question: Is it ok to bring a video camera to Iran? It is small-tourist camera I use when I travel to later post videos on my blog. I think it is ok, but a lot of my friends say that it is dangerous and i could get into trouble.
Answer: Cameras are no problem as long as you take care of what you are aiming at. You should take care not to take photos or film of the sensitive areas in Iran such as the military bases, governmental offices, airfields, airports and other sensitive areas where photography is forbidden. Most of the holy shrines in Iran do not allow photography. So it is better to look for sign or ask the staff before taking photos. Ask for permission before taking photos of other people, just be respectful and discreet.