My Photography Workshop


My Photography Workshop (MPW) provides enthusiasts around the world with unrivalled training options across a comprehensive range of photographic disciplines and genres.  Based ten miles north of the charming town of Cortona, the heart of the Valdichiana in Tuscany, Italy.  MPW founder, Cymon Taylor sets his goals very high to provide interactive, intuitive and inspirational, photo workshops, tours and courses, benefiting the demanding requirements of all photographers, regardless of ability or interest.

MPW itineraries are created individually and tailored specifically to your precise needs, handcrafted, by an experienced full-time professional photographer with knowledge of where, when and how to shoot.  Ensuring that your time spent with us is an informative, relaxed, well-planned adventure, steeped with photographic camaraderie.  An incredible bucket-list opportunity when exploring and considering Tuscany as the backdrop, subject and inspiration. Made available to everyone interested in or exploring the fine art of Slow Photography.

"The most valuable thing in a life are a man's memories and they are priceless" - André Kértesz


Develop your confidence, communication and creative skills with a professional photographer in Italy's most hypnotic region.

  • Benefit from a combination of an experienced course leader & very small groups or 1-2-1 tuition.

  • Discover how you consider, react and shoot in different situations and lighting conditions.

  • Learn essential field techniques and become a more competent photographer.

  • Develop how to prepare, create and present a body of work, project, series or Portfolio.

  • Create meaningful and publication worthy images, in different styles, when requested.

  • Practice tricks of the trade with a full-time professional in the most notable locations on the planet.

Individual training - Professionally-led studio and location workshops - Corporate training

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Join us in Tuscany, the most stimulating and thought-provoking region of Italy and maximize advancement of your creative potential with any of the photographic genres offered by MPW.


Imagine exploring and discovering the less well known Tuscan backwaters, together with a working professional photographer who loves and knows the area intimately.  MPW will plan your tour from any number or combination of locations, you request, throughout all of Tuscany’s ten provinces.  We run one on one and small group tours throughout the year, facilitating all types of special requests.



Our 2019 Photography Workshops are held throughout Tuscany's ten provinces comprised of Arezzo, Florence, Grosseto, Livorno, Lucca, Massa-Carrara, Pisa, Pistoia, Prato and Siena.  MPW workshops are led by a working professional photographer who can facilitate a maximum of four participants.
Your workshops are structured to challenge and inspire, be full of fun, exploration and adventure.  If you are interested in something we haven't listed in our Calendar then contact us with all your details and information, including if you would like us to travel to your location, where we will prepare and provide all your photo related solutions.



MPW courses are personally designed and precisely structured facilitating readily achievable progress. Take it to the next level with all the advantages of small group or individual mentoring. If you want a career development programme designed over a number of months or just an intensive (or relaxed) one day's course, then let us organise your unique learning experience.

MPW actively seeks engagement with camera clubs, photo-related societies, associations and learning establishments. Call us for an informal chat, advice, a few tips, a lecture or a particular theme Workshop, Tour or Course? If you are in the area, drop in for a cup of tea or glass of wine.

L Geissler (South Africa)

"When I learned that Cymon was teaching, I was thrilled to share an introduction to photography with my 15 and 17 old sons. I did not think we could learn so much in just a weekend. Cymon transmitted all the tools, and left us with a desire to find our own way with a camera – to get out there and start shooting."

W Dameron (USA)

"If you’re looking for a genuine professional who will  take your work to the next level, look no further. I highly recommend Cymon and MPW to anyone looking for a unique Tuscan photography experience."

You choose,
Providing Unrivalled Flexibility


My Photography Workshop offers various daily photography workshops so that you can join us, no matter what level, in some of the most beautiful locations in and amongst the spectacular valleys, hilltop Towns and cities in Tuscany. These photography tours offer the possibility of visiting and meeting the locals, important gardens and attractions. Personalised workshops are available by request.

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