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Boston Bites Back, Part 2

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_DSC0394Just wanted to share some photos of the incredibly talented Peter Szigeti, a friend of mine and Hungarian import to our shores.  He’s studying photography and took some wonderful photos of The Boston Bites Back event on Wednesday.

_DSC0438 _DSC0448 _DSC0450He took some great photos of the Cafeteria Staff, myself included _DSC0461

_DSC0458 _DSC0456 _DSC0474When The Russian came, he took some photos of us as well.

_DSC0488 _DSC0490 _DSC0489If you want to see more of his work (and you do) He has a Facebook page and his website should be up at the end of the month.  Enjoy the weekend!

-L

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A little advice from an expert

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Today my class was visited by Mary Knox Merrill, a former videographer and photographer for the Christian Science Monitor and now works as the director of multimedia at my alma matter, Northeastern.

Merrill was a revelation to listen to, and she showed us some of her video work for the Christian Science Monitor, including this riveting work on rape as a weapon in the congo.

Merrill’s job for the monitor is the kind of work I dream of doing, getting on a plane every two weeks to shoot something for a magazine. She gave the class some tips on photography and videography, which I will use on my upcoming video, as part of my food truck series, on Kickass Cupcakes.

Some of Merrill’s tips included:

  • Perseverance is key
  • Figure out where your place is and be persistent
  • Details make a piece
  • Interview plenty of people
  • Shoot a variety of images, from tight to medium to wide, from every angle, and don’t be afraid to direct the subject
  • Always check the lighting
  • Most important: Always shoot plenty of B-roll (extra overview shots)

So thanks Mary Knox! The information was wonderful and I will be using your tips on my blog very soon!

-L