Commercial Photography Blog in NC

Neil Boyd is a commercial photographer in Raleigh NC. His work includes food photography, corporate head shots, product photography, architecture photography, event photography, advertising photography and lifestyle photography in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill NC.


Exploring and Experiencing Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill Architecture

Historically and visually speaking, who in this day and age doesn’t want to get good pictures taken of their adventures? Pictures now are great ways of sharing experiences with family, friends, and on social media.

North Carolina has a myriad of options for any tourist or local Carolinian to visit and enjoy. Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh each have great culture and historical significance in American development. As some of the rising places in the United States, they have a great mixture of modern and past architecture.

It is important to know some of the particular hotspots you must visit traveling the three cities.

So where should you go?

·NC State Capital Building - First stop has to be the capitol building.It has been a National Historic Landmark since 1973. Not only is it still where the Governor of North Carolina is stationed today, but the building has a variety of good photography spots, like the statue of the three former Presidentsfrom NC; James Polk, Andrew Jackson, and Andrew Johnson.

·Estey Hall – Talk about historical significance. Snag your picture at the nation’s first dormitory for women at Shaw University, which is also the oldest surviving building on campus. It is now an office space for the college.

·Joel Lane House – Considered the “Best House for 100 Miles” this is the house where Joel Lane decided to give his land up to make room for the capital of North Carolina.

·Haywood Hall – John Haywood’s house that was built as he became North Carolina’s first treasurer. The oldest house within the original city limits of Raleigh.