Events and Exhibitions

Styling and Sampling Local Food – Photography Workshop with Laura Hudson Mackay

From: £30.00

Thursday 4th july 2024

6:00PM to 9:00PM

Food Styling and Sampling : Showcasing our Local Food Offering

**Normal price £60 – reduced to £30 thanks to subsidy from the Regional Events Growth Fund **

Bookings will open on the 22nd April. Early Bird Festival Passes available here.

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Enjoy sampling the food we offer at Shambellie House workshops, as well as some fantastic local producers, as you learn from our award winning food photographer and stylist, Laura Hudson Mackay (Lolliography).

As well as the opportunity to sample the products, you will learn how to style food/products including layering, choosing the right backdrops/surfaces, different lighting set ups and props. Excitingly, there will also be the opportunity to purchase some of the amazing food and drink produced in our region.


Subsidised by the Regional Events Growth Fund

About The Day

The Styling and Sampling Food Photography Workshop will take place from 6pm until 9pm and include tea/coffee and refreshments as well as samples from the local area.

Your Tutor

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

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.

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