Capturing with The Insiders

Last weekend, I got to speak at the 2nd Social Media Insiders workshop: Capturing with The Insiders. The Social Media Insiders is a networking / workshop event series organized by Giselle Rivera-Flores and Jaime Flores.  The first Outsiders event was in November and focused on using social media to build an audience. This event was all about photography.

(Thank you to our fabulous host, Figs & Pigs)

Clark University student, Zohaib Bilal, played music for us while everyone did some networking.

Zohaib Bilal, student from Clark University, has a lovely voice. Check it out. Hire him @zohaibbilal #worcesterma

A video posted by (@worcturtleboy) on

Chris Chabot, owner of Helimounts, gave us an overview of extreme videography.

Jaime Flores presented some tips on streetscapes and photographing architecture.

We had a Cupcake photography contest. Participants took photos of Nuggets Delights cupcakes and posted to Instagram.

My small part

I spoke about phone photography and how to capture images for blogs and social media. I posted links to the apps I spoke about on my photography blog: Thank you to Giselle, Jaime and their team for organizing. Thank you to everyone who came out to the event.  I can’t wait for the next one.

WooBerry has reopened with their new look

You may have noticed that WooBerry closed for a while around the holidays so they could do some work on the place.

Well, they’re reopened now and the new look is beautiful. Brendan Melican and Iris Lyons, put a lot of thought into everything and have made a great place to sit down, relax and have a nice conversation. There’s new color on the walls, new lighting and new artwork. I also noticed the great playlist put together by Brendan.

Also, ice cream! There’s still frozen yogurt but… ice cream. Made in-house and it’s delicious.

Love Bites – vanilla ice cream with brownies and cheesecake in it.

I’ve been “sampling” the new ice cream and can personally recommend PB & Jelly, Love Bites, and Maple Walnut.

Artwork of John Trobaugh.

Last weekend, Brendan installed their first local artist gallery featuring the work of John Trobaugh. I love the way John uses color.

Heather Rigney painted a new mural on the back wall last weekend.

Heather Rigney’s books, Walking the Merrow and Hunting the Merrow, were on sale while Heather painted the new artwork.

The completed mural by Heather.