Thank you to those of you who participated in our #DukeSpring photo walk in the Sarah P. Duke Gardens on Friday, March 21. We had a beautiful day – and even walked upon an engagement proposal.

The #DukeSpring photo contest will be open from now until the end of the day on April 23. You can submit an unlimited number of photos to dukephoto.duke.edu by clicking on the “Upload” button on the homepage.
Our judges from Duke Photography will select a “Judges’ Choice” award and will pick a collection of images to be posted on Facebook and voted on by the community for a “Peoples’ Choice” award. The winners will be eligible for prizes including a feature on duke.edu and great Duke swag from the Duke University Stores.
We also hope that you will share your favorite spring photos of campus using #DukeSpring on social media. We’ll be keeping an eye on our favorite posts to share them on Duke’s main social media accounts.
Please email if you have any questions, and good luck!
 

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The Duke community is invited to join us Friday, November 15th on a fall-themed photo walk featuring the beautiful Sarah P. Duke Gardens.

Explore Duke’s fall colors, join a tour of the gardens and showcase your talent to the Duke community — all you need to participate is a camera! (Camera phones count.) After the event, submit your favorite photos from the walk to the #PictureDuke photography contest for the chance to have your work recognized. Winners will receive great prizes like Duke apparel and seeing their photo on the Duke.edu homepage.

The walk starts at 2:30 p.m. at the Doris Duke Center at the main entrance to the gardens. Parking is available – please note there is a charge to park at the gardens.

Please RSVP on EventBrite to confirm your attendance: http://bit.ly/1b80hDw.

We hope to see you there!

 

Spring has most definitely sprung. Need proof? Look no further than the lush and iridescent photos captured during our latest photo walk.

Prize Winners

After seeing a number of excellent submissions in a tight competition, we are pleased to announce the following prize winners from last Friday’s photo walk:

#pictureDuke Grand Prize: "Asparagus at Duke Farmers Market" by Natalie Nobles

Grand Prize: “Asparagus at Duke Farmers Market” by Natalie Nobles

#pictureDuke First Place: "Bloom" by Nicole Silvanic

First Place: “Bloom” by Nicole Silvanic

#pictureDuke Second Place: "Classy Italian Ice Guy" by Cindy Pi

Second Place: “Classy Italian Ice Guy” by Cindy Pi

#pictureDuke Third Place: "Swiss Chard Lyons Farms" by Jaqueline Rimmler

Third Place: “Swiss Chard Lyons Farms” by Jaqueline Rimmler

Natalie, our grand prize winner, will join the Duke Photography crew on an official university photo shoot. Natalie, Nicole, Cindy, and Jacqueline will all receive prizes compliments of Duke University Stores and Sustainable Duke!

Honorable Mention

We were unable to award a prize to this photo, but we thought it deserved a special shout-out:

#pictureDuke Honorable Mention: "LSRC Stairs" by Michael Palko

Honorable Mention: “LSRC Stairs” by Michael Palko

 

We’ll have the full set of submissions posted soon. Stay tuned!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the walk and to all who submitted their artwork. We would also like to convey the utmost gratitude to our event partners: the Duke Farmers Market, Casey Roe and Sustainable Duke, Bryan Roth and Working at DukeThe Nicholas School of the EnvironmentDuke University Stores and our friends at Duke Photography.

P.S.
If you want updates for future photo walks and #pictureDuke events, subscribe to our email list. We promise not to bombard your inbox!

 

Thank you to everyone who made it out to our photo walk on Friday. Despite the weather, campus was buzzing with activity to photograph.

Submitting your photos to our contest? Here are the rules:

  1. Photo submissions are due Tuesday, April 23rd at 5 p.m.
  2. You may submit a maximum of 3 photos from each site we visited on the walk.
  3. Include the #pictureDuke hashtag in the caption for each submission so that we can identify it.
  4. Submit your photos here.

All photos submitted will be shared with our co-hosts.

Prizes for this walks contest are as follows:
Grand Prize: A miracle filter water bottle* & join the Duke Photography team on an official photo shoot.
First Place: A Duke University gym bag and water bottle*
Second Place:  A Duke University T-shirt and water bottle*
Third Place: A Duke University coffee mug and Sustainable Duke tote bag*
*Prizes provided courtesy of Duke University Stores and Sustainable Duke

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We’d like to thank all our hosts and co-sponsors: the Duke Farmers Market, Casey Roe and Sustainable Duke, Bryan Roth and Working at Duke, The Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University Stores and our friends at Duke Photography.

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Join us Friday, April 19, 12:30-2:30PM on an Earth Day-themed photo walk featuring Duke’s many sustainable spaces, including the Duke Farmer’s Market and the Fitzpatrick Center (CIEMAS). Learn about how Duke is going green as we drop by this year’s Earth Day Fest, and showcase your talent to the Duke community — all you need is a camera phone to participate! After the event, submit your favorite photos from the walk to the #pictureDuke photography contest for the chance to have your work recognized and win great prizes.
Interested in joining us? 

The walk starts at 12:30PM at the Blue Express Cafe next to the Levine Science Research Center Courtyard:

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Parking is available in the Bryan Center parking garage up the hill.
We hope to see you there!

 

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[UPDATE] This event was originally scheduled for April 5th, but has rescheduled to Friday, April 19th due to weather.

APRIL 19th, 2013: Be A Part of Duke’s Next TV Spot!

Hi photography enthusiasts. We’re crowdsourcing Duke’s next 30-second TV commercial and we need your help!

On Friday, April 19 we’re inviting students, faculty, staff, alumni — you name it — to capture photos, videos, tweets and status updates  using the hashtag #OneDayAtDuke to depict one day as a member of the Duke community.

Your visions will become part of a special One Day at Duke website and will have a shot at being included in the 30-second TV spot we show at football and basketball games.

Learn more on OneDayAtDuke.com, and join the Facebook event. See you all April 19th!

Join us for One Day at Duke!

 

Another photo walk has come and gone, but some stunning images are here to stay. The walk is a curious experiment — we bring a variety of people together, cluster them into small spaces with a mere handful of minutes at each location, and step back to see what happens — yet we are impressed with the results every time. Despite being rushed (we marched through four sites in two hours!) our participants captured some serene, candid and all-together surreal moments along Duke’s Science Drive. We hope you enjoy these photos as much as we do.

Prize Winners

After seeing a number of excellent submissions in a tight competition, we are pleased to announce the following prize winners from last Friday’s photo walk:

"Greenhouse Dew" by Lindsey Wu

Grand Prize: “Greenhouse Dew” by Lindsey Wu

"Anticipation" by Celeste Hodges

First Place: “Anticipation” by Celeste Hodges

"Chain on the roof of the French Family Science Center" by Natalie Nobles

Second Place: “Chain on the roof of the French Family Science Center” by Natalie Nobles

"Brain in Latex Gloves" by Scott Van Manen

Third Place: “Brain in Latex Gloves” by Scott Van Manen

Lindsey, our grand prize winner, will join the Duke Photography crew on an official university photo shoot. Celeste, Natalie and Scott will all receive prizes compliments of Duke University Stores!

Honorable Mentions

We were unable to award prizes to the following photos, but we thought they deserved a special shout-out:

Untitled by Josh Stout

Honorable Mention: Untitled by Josh Stout

"The view above" by Celeste Hodges

Honorable Mention: “The view above” by Celeste Hodges

"Stairwell Traffic" by Lindsey Wu

Honorable Mention: “Stairwell Traffic” by Lindsey Wu

"In The Open" by Jonathan Canfield

Honorable Mention: “In The Open” by Jonathan Canfield

The Full Set

You can view all the awesome submissions in this slideshow from our Flickr album:

If you would like to read more about the photo walk, we got some love from Duke Today and Durham Magazine. Check out their coverage of the event!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the walk and to all who submitted their artwork. We would also like to convey the utmost gratitude to our event partners: the staff at the Duke University Live Plant Collections and the Duke Canine Cognition Center, Dr. Ken Lyle and the Duke Chemistry Department, Dr. Len White and the Duke Institute for Brain SciencesDuke University Stores and our friends at Duke Photography.

Stay tuned for details on our next walk.
Hint: We’re thinking of spring! 

P.S.
If you want updates for future photo walks and #pictureDuke events, subscribe to our email list. We promise not to bombard your inbox!

 

Thank you to everyone who made it out to our photo walk today. The skies were overcast, but it was a joy to see so many bright dispositions.

Submitting your photos to our contest? Here are the rules:

  1. Photo submissions are due Monday, March 4th at 6 p.m.
  2. You may submit a maximum of 2 photos from each site we visited on the walk.
  3. Include the #pictureDuke hashtag in the caption for each submission so that we can identify it.
  4. Submit your photos here.

All photos submitted will be shared with our co-hosts so that they can use the artwork to market their research spaces.

Prizes for this walks contest are as follows:
Grand Prize: Join the Duke Photography team on an official photo shoot.
First Place: A Duke University blanket*
Second Place:  A Duke University hoodie*
Third Place: A Duke University coffee mug and tote bag*
*Prizes provided courtesy of Duke University Stores

We’d like to thank all our hosts and co-sponsors: the staff at the Duke University Live Plant Collections and the Duke Canine Cognition Center, Dr. Ken Lyle and the Duke Chemistry Department, Dr. Len White and the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, Duke University Stores and our friends at Duke Photography.

We’ll leave you all with this image from today’s walk:

 

Have a great weekend, and get those submissions in! 

 

Join us Friday, March 1, 2-4PM on a photo walk featuring Duke’s many labs and research sites, including the Canine Cognition Center, colorful greenhouses and the newly-opened Mary Trent Semans Center. Get a behind-the-scenes look at Duke’s cutting-edge technology and showcase your talent to the Duke community — all you need is a camera phone to participate! After the event, submit your favorite photos from the walk to the #pictureDuke photography contest for the chance to have your work recognized and win great prizes.
Interested in joining us? 

The walk starts at 2PM at the Knut Schmidt-Nielsen & Camel Statue next to the Biological Sciences Building.

A bronze statue of Duke biologist Knut Schmidt-Nielsen gazing upon a camel

Parking is available in the Bryan Center parking garage across the street.
We hope to see you there!

Note: Due to the scientific nature of the sites showcased on the walk, persons under the age of 18 may have access restricted to certain areas.

This event is sponsored by Duke University Stores, Duke Photography, the Office of News & Communications,  Duke Canine Cognition Center, Duke Institute for Brain Sciences and the Duke University Live Plant Collections.

 

Duke’s campus is just gorgeous. It’s one of my (many) favorite things about working at this university. Because it’s so photogenic, it’s a natural fit for Duke to have a presence on Instagram.

For those of you who haven’t explored Instagram yet, it’s an online photo-sharing application and social media service which Facebook recently acquired. Instagram is distinctly built for mobile users – images must be shared on the application through a mobile device. Instagram recently created account profiles that are accessible via a desktop computer, but posting and editing in Instagram is still only available via mobile device access.

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Duke University’s Instagram account profile on a mobile device

Instagram is a visual medium with a huge, dedicated user base. These are the main reasons we decided to jump in: a way to share images of our beautiful campuses (here in Durham AND in our global locations) and Duke happenings with our community. Instagram is also a place to host good visual fodder to use on other social networks like FacebookTwitter and Pinterest.

After we decided Instagram was a good fit for Duke’s social media strategy, our social media team kicked off our official account with the first Duke community PhotoWalk in November 2012. The PhotoWalk was a great opportunity to create content on our account and build a quick following. We also launched the hashtag #PictureDuke for the walk and expect to continue using it for community-generated imagery about all things Duke.

The Duke University account hit 1,000 followers this past weekend, and we’re not slowing down. We have tons of photo ideas queued up and a few ideas for more PhotoWalks this spring. Other areas of campus that are also on Instagram include Duke LibrariesDuke Athletics and Duke Blue Planet.

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Duke University’s Instagram account profile on a computer

 

Right now, the team posting to our Duke Instagram account includes myself, Jonathan Lee and our social media intern, Sarah Haas. Want to see something in particular? Post your suggestions in the comments here or tweet your ideas using #PictureDuke and we’ll see what we can do.

Reblogged from Cara Rousseau, Duke Social Media.

 
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