Nifty Durham

a photoblog of cool things in the Triangle NC area | by HuthPhoto.com

Durham Skyline from DPAC

View of Durham from DPAC (with bonus reflections): I love the view looking toward downtown Durham from DPAC, and shooting through DPAC's windows can do a number of cool additions that I'm always playing with. You can step back and have the windowpane bars split up the...

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DPAC Hamilton Timelapse

DPAC wanted something extra-cool to show off the excitement of announcing the Hamilton tour. So we planned with them and over a period of two days photographed a time-lapse of the banner going up. Every 20 seconds during the work a photo was snapped from the nearby...

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Just Being a Dad:

Just Being a Dad: Couldn’t help but stop and chat with these dads at Walnut Street Park. Just their casual guy way of hanging out chatting with each other, and all the while giving a little push to the kids was just classic. And of course the kids were having a blast...

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Stark Photos:

Stark Photos: Indulge me for one post of being artsy. I really liked the reflections off of the Durham Center Tower hitting this wall. So, here are two views from slightly different times of day (one B/W, one in the original pale blue color). Photos by HuthPhoto...

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Self-Portrait:

Self-Portrait: These are the sorts of things that define Durham for me. You’re in an alley rushing somewhere and bump into something just full of meaning— then have to stop and stare. And for me, to document it. Fortunately, after snapping this photo, I was able to...

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Media

Media: I wanted to say something smarmy here about ‘old media’, just because of the photo, but I can’t. Just taking a cheap crack at paper publications, is too easy and really I LOVE what I get from things like Durham Magazine (and I read the News & Observer,...

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The View From the Durham Chamber:

The View From the Durham Chamber: One thing I love about having joined the Durham Chamber is the view from the 14th floor of the Durham Centre Tower during meetings. It’s frankly hard not to gawk at the view, instead of improving my business skills by paying attention...

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Busted:

Busted: Nope, they weren’t really doing anything wrong, but I just love the look of being caught. As we’re cruising around nifty Durham, we do bump into a fair number of photographers, snapshot takers, and real photo...

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Editing a Comedy Show with Tim Hawkins

It's difficult to photograph many types of shows... stand-up comedy and funny plays can actually be on the list of those problem shows to shoot.     We cover some very funny talks and shows that don’t really look funny. Often what's going on is that the...

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Red #1

Red #1 Found these on our way to see the photo show at Through This Lens, I’m amazed how many spots in Durham have color, history, details that just make wonderful photos. All different looks, all in...

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Nifty Buttons— Want One?

Nifty Buttons— Want One? Have you gotten your NiftyDurham button yet? We always have them on us (look for the brown photo man-purse satchel & black Fuji camera… and listen for the laughter). Just ask… maybe you’ll even get one of...

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Durham County Sheriff Recruit Training

The Durham County Sheriff Department brought us in to show the excitement of the process, the energy (& the sweat) their recruits go through to qualify as deputies. I had an amazing time grabbing these shots, and really wanted to show the camaraderie, and feel of...

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De Profundis Explores Oscar Wilde at PlayMakers

PlayMakers in Chapel Hill produced an exciting new play based entirely on the text of letters that Oscar Wilde while in prison. We gave it the full treatment, including staying long to get some really interesting extra images as the end of the show was in tech...

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The ATC in B/W

  The ATC in B/W: Through This Lens gallery in Downtown Durham is hosting a fantastic showing of The American Tobacco Factory: A Reformation of a Factory and a City Photographs by Michael Rosenberg. Michael documented the abandoned American Tobacco Campus through...

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Darkest Night

  Darkest Night Well, Durham certainly got the snow it was promised! I awoke at 2 A.M. to a power outage and branches falling, so naturally I went outside for some photos. This morning, however, it’s a different story – the kids are having a blast, the parents are...

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Snow Day in Durham

Snow Day:  Kids kept showing up at our house. What a great time of life, when any excuse pops up, you grab it as a chance to giggle, be silly, try new things, be brave, freeze, fail, and have fun with new friends. Since we just cleaned out to move to Durham, and most...

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These posts are a mix of new Nifty things, and older posts I’m moving from another site. Want to see more of the older posts? They are HERE.

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