How to have a figure right next to an itemize environment, aligned?

I'm transcribing lecture notes, and I typically need to have an image to the left, with an itemize to the right (aligned!) I would like to try getting these to work, with no avail.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{float}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{minipage-marginpar}
\begin{document}

\begin{minipage}[t]{0.5\textwidth}
\includegraphics[width=0.5\textwidth]{}
\end{minipage}
\hfill
\begin{minipage}[t]{0.5\textwidth}
\begin{itemize}
\item Hello
\item Hello
\item Hello
\item Hello
\item Hello
\end{itemize}
\end{minipage}
\end{document}


When I try to do so, I get a figure to the left, but the text in the itemize list is further down (not aligned).

Thanks guys.

Comment your \hfill. It adds some additionnal space and your second minipage does not fit in a single line any more. Or set your minipage length to something smaller. By the way, I would suggest you to center your image using the c option. And you should use the whole \textwidth in your minipage not to waste space.

\begin{minipage}[c]{0.45\textwidth}
\includegraphics[width=\textwidth]{}
\end{minipage}
\hfill
\begin{minipage}[c]{0.45\textwidth}
\begin{itemize}
\item Hello
\item Hello
\item Hello
\item Hello
\item Hello
\end{itemize}
\end{minipage}