Business Bootcamp for Photographers and Creative Small Businesses!

From: £30.00

Weds 28th June 2023

1.00PM to 4.00pm

Setting up and running a successful photography business with Tutors and full-time photographers, Kirstin McEwan and Laura Hudson Mackay.

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Take your business to the next level with a business bootcamp workshop that covers everything you need to know about starting and growing your own photography (or other creative) business.

Expert instructors, Laura and Kirstin, will guide you through the basics of crafting a solid business plan, understanding your worth, creating a stunning portfolio, building a website that wows, branding strategies that get you noticed, leveraging social media for business, collaboration tips, and optimising your workflow for maximum efficiency.

By the end of this dynamic workshop, you’ll have a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to build a successful creative business from the ground up. Sign up now and unlock your full potential as a thriving entrepreneur!




Your Tutors

Your Tutor

Laura Hudson Mackay

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Laura Hudson Mackay is a professional photographic Artist living in Dumfries and Galloway. Laura completed an Advanced Diploma in Illustrative Photography at Glasgow Metropolitan College in 2006 and a Diploma with Distinction in Art History at London Art College in 2013. Laura is a Member of the Royal Photographic Society.
Both film and digital cameras are used and Laura explores concepts including doorways into other worlds; portals, ancient buildings or natural forms, particularly stone and wood. Still life subjects include organic forms such as flowers, feathers; found objects, employing an ever-growing library of photographic textures to create otherworldly images, which enchant and mystify.

While at home during the pandemic Lockdown in Spring 2020, Laura began spending time in her home studio, adventuring into the colourful land of food and product photography under the name Lolliography. There has proven to be significant demand for this high quality work which has lead to a growing client base and resulted in the setting up of a photographic studio on Dumfries High Street.

Laura has hosted photographic walking tours in The Marrakech Medina, Morocco to both groups and individuals. She has also given demonstrations in Still Life photography in her Spring Fling Open Studio events 2015-2019


Foodelia International Food Photography Awards
Calumet Award for Illustrative Photography

Selected Exhibitions

Hush of a Shadow – Marrakech Henna Art Cafe, Marrakech Morocco
Hudson Mackay Gallery – Glasgow Fruit Market
Hudson Mackay Gallery – Glasgow Concert Hall
Bespoke Art Gallery – House for an Art Lover
Spring Fling open Art Studios – Abbots Tower 2015 -2019
Wigtown Book Festival – Artist in Residence 2017
Galloway Photographic Collective – Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright

Your Tutor

Kirstin McEwan

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Kirstin is a freelance photographer and creative storyteller based in the picturesque Dumfries and Galloway region of Scotland. Her passion for capturing captivating visuals has garnered the attention of the arts, culture, and music sectors, resulting in a thriving portfolio of successful clients. Kirstin’s knack for creating meaningful and impactful imagery has allowed her to collaborate with a number of organisations, brands, and creatives. Her standout visuals have been featured in prestigious editorial outlets such as BBC News, The Times, The Telegraph, Scotland on Sunday, The National, and The Scotsman. 

About the Day

Business Bootcamp for Photographers and Creative Small Businesses! will run from 1.00pm to 4.00pm and include refreshments.

Essential Information

Please note: There is a flight of stairs from the main entrance with a stair lift. The course will take place in the Drawing Room on the first floor.


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