TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2018 Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures


Certificate of Excellence 2018 Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures

Top Rated Landscape Photography Workshops in Banff & the Canadian Rockies

Why Choose Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures?

Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures is owned and operated by National Geographic Traveler award winning photographer, Mark Unrau. Mark has been running his dream business since 2013 making it the longest operating photography workshop provider in Banff National Park and surrounding area.

Not only have we been around the longest, we are also TripAdvisor's top rated!

But we're not here in the Canadian Rockies for the accolades. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff are passionate locals who live here because they love the mountains. We are photographers, climbers, hikers, adventure seekers and environmentalists. 

We treat our sensitive mountain environment like we treat our guests. We offer you the utmost respect and will give you our all to make sure you have the best experience in Banff and the Canadian Rockies.

What We Offer

Private Workshops

Our  private workshops are perfect for those who want one-on-one photography instruction while being guided to the best landscape photography locations in Banff and the Canadian Rockies. We collaborate with you on location choice as well as the level of instruction you'd like to receive. These workshops are customizable, from start to finish.

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced photographer, Mark Unrau will help you take your landscape photography to the next level.

Our private workshops are perfect for those looking for focused attention to improve your landscape photography. We can accommodate group sizes from 1 to 8 people.

Group Workshops

Our landscape photography workshops span from single to multiple days in Banff and the Canadian Rockies. Led by National Geographic Traveler award winning photographer, Mark Unrau, these workshops are for the photo enthusiast who wants to expand their knowledge of landscape photography in and around Banff and the Canadian Rockies. From techniques to simplify the process of finding compositions to understanding why and when to use filters, we guarantee you will walk away from these workshops learning how to make better images.


Best photography experience!

Max was an amazing guide and took us to some excellent venues; his tips were so valuable and were very helpful! We went to many different spots around Banff even after sunrise and spotted a few mountain goats as well! This was a trip highlight for me! So worth the time and money!!

la_rouquine2003 Banff At First Light Photography Tour

I had a great 1:1 private day with Mark. The day kicked off with an absolutely epic sunrise. Mark is a phenomenal teacher and educator. We packed a lot into 8 hours. I had a terrific experience and will for sure reach back out to Mark the next time I am in Banff

Ben Fenton Private 1:1 8 hour session with Mark

Highly recommended

Did the Abraham Lake & Banff Winter Workshop and had an outstanding day. Mark and his team are very knowledgeable of the area and adjust to the existing light and weather conditions. They were very helpful and available to improve the skills of everyone in the group - I learned lots.

Abraham Lake was outstanding, a must if you are in the area in Winter.

Roger Vogler Abraham Lake & Banff Landscape Photography Workshop

Mark was so awesome to work with. I really enjoyed how he took the time to really explain everything he was doing and showing me how certain compositions looked. Understanding how to capture a breathtaking photo is really something I'm gunning for and I feel like I left this tour with being able to achieve this on my own landscape photos with the directions that Mark provided me with. 10/10 recommend

Patsy Bryant One-on-one Private Tour 5hrs

Sunrise at Moraine Lake with Mark

I decided to kick off my trip with a personal photo session with Mark. It was a wonderful morning and I learned a ton. What was even better was before my trip Mark helped me pick our the right camera and I was in the market to buy. He taught me how to use my new equipment and snag every shot I was hoping to capture while in the mountains. He was so friendly and our entire morning together was just a lot of fun. Mark has travelled all over the world and it was so nice to converse with him about his adventures and exchange stories. I'm pretty into social media so Mark even helped me process and share the perfect image. All in one morning with RM Photo Adventures I learned how to use my new camera, snap the perfect shot, edit it and share it with family and friends by the time I got home. Learning to mask two photos for one final image was fascinating and made for the perfect print for my home. If I could I'd take Mark, his talent and photo and life insights on all my trips from now on, I would! Time spent with Rock Mountain Photos Adventures is irreplaceable.

Molly Boland Private Guided Workshop with Mark Unrau

This Tour Was Amazing!

A year later, and I am still in awe of the amazing photos that we took. I recently made a 24" x 36" metal print of one of the images, and when it arrived, my assistant and I were shocked into silence at the beauty and majesty of the image. Mark was amazingly patient, kind and helpful with me throughout the guided tour, and his help produced images that I will be proud of for a lifetime. I will definitely book another adventure with these guys when I come back.

Stephen DeMent Private Guided Workshop with Mark Unrau

Awesome private guiding session

Knowing the amazing photogenic places in Banff area I was looking for an instructor to help me to reveal the beauty of the surrounding nature using the photography. Doing my research on internet I have ended up on finding Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures and Mark. Coming from France with different knowledges in photography my husband and I spent 5 days private guiding session with Mark. For this awesome experience, we would like to highlight the competence of Mark and his great professionalism and sense of service. We, my husband and I, have learned so much. The post-processing lessons were also very informative. Everything was great and above all the effort provided by Mark to allow us to have the best photos in fonction of the spot location and the surrounding elements of the landscape independently of our photography skills and the moment of the day. Simply, we spent such a good time with Mark in incredible spots. Mark has changed our way to do photography to better reveal the natural beauty. We would definitely recommend Mark and Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures to anyone who loves photography, at any skill level.

Marie-George Côme Private Guided Workshop with Mark Unrau

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