Photos: Cary Scavenger Hunt 2017

Cary, NC – The 2017 Cary Scavenger Hunt was a fun adventure across town. We got some photos of the activity at the main base in Downtown Cary to help you relive the event. Read more

Night Photography Class

Cary, NC – Whether you use a cell phone, point-and-shoot camera or DSLR, taking pictures at night can be a challenge. Hone your skills with Documentary Night Photography at Duke University, taught by CaryCitizen publisher Hal Goodtree.


Learn to Take Pictures at Night

In years past, taking pictures at night was the province of a few patient, obsessive souls. Now, digital chips in cameras and cell phones can almost see in the dark.

Documentary Night Photography teaches photographers of all levels, and with all kinds of gear, how to unlock the inherent capabilities in your camera. Topics include:

  • Speeding up your camera
  • Taking long exposures
  • Adjusting color temperature
  • Street Tips
  • Composition

Learn more about the class at Documentary Night Photography.

Center for Documentary Studies

Documentary Night Photography is an offering of the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University. Classes meet at CDS on Wednesday evenings from 6-9 PM beginning September 20, 2017..

Each session includes one hour of class discussion and two hours of work on the street.

Documentary Night Photography class, 2016.

What Students Say

“One of my favorite classes at CDS!” – Karen H., student
“Thanks for introducing me to the night.“ – Ken Z., student
“I really had a good time.” – Giuseppe Z, student
“The photos are spectacular.” – Center for Documentary Studies

More Info & Registration

Find out more and sign up at Documentary Night Photography.


Story from staff reports. Photos by Hal Goodtree.

Photos: 2017 Lazy Daze

Cary, NC – 2017’s Town of Cary Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival was a big event with lots of arts and crafts, events for families and performers from the Triangle’s Imagine Circus. We have more photos from the event as we look back on the 41st Lazy Daze. Read more

Coming Films to the Cary Theater – September 2017

Cary, NC – For September, the Cary Theater is bringing in new independent films and documentaries, as well as playing classic raunchy comedies and bringing in national short film festivals.

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Cary Native and Author Going on Local Book Tour

Cary, NC – Scott Reintgen describes himself as Cary-oriented, learning to love writing in Cary schools and teaching that same love to local students. Now, with his space-fantasy novel “Nyxia” published, he is touring these same Cary schools to share it with young readers.

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2017 Lazy Daze in Pictures

Cary, NC – Usually, it’s hot. Sometimes it rains. But the 41st Lazy Daze Festival in Cary this past weekend was notable for cool, clear weather, more like Autumn than August. Read more

Lazy Daze Returns with New Location, Schedule

Cary, NC – 2016 was the Town of Cary Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival’s 40th year and the event was made bigger than ever. Now with its new location and two-day schedule are locked in, Cary’s signature local arts and crafts festival returns to Downtown Cary this weekend. Read more

Local Documentary Looks At Misconceptions in Mental Healthcare

Cary, NC – When mental healthcare gets discussed, it is often about funding for health services or the way people with mental illness are perceived by society. But a new documentary by local filmmakers looks at what happens with patients themselves, screening their documentary at the Cary Theater and taking questions from the audience. Read more

Eddie Money Headlining Charity Concert at Koka Booth Amphitheater

Cary, NC – For the past eight years, the “Rock Your World” concert at Koka Booth Amphitheater has brought world famous musicians to perform and raise money for good causes. This year brings rocker Eddie Money to Cary to help raise money for those in need. Read more

New Children’s Ballet School Opening in Downtown Cary

Cary, NC – Dance, and ballet in particular, is popular in Cary but how do prospective dancers get started? A new ballet school opening in Downtown Cary is looking to create a welcoming environment for children to get interested in dance, movement and music. Read more