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 provides world class private and group landscape photography workshops and instruction, led 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. 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.

About Mark Unrau

Mark Unrau is a National Geographic Traveler award-winning professional photographer with over 20 years experience in landscape and travel photography.

He is the owner and operator of Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures. Mark has worked in all corners of the industry and all corners of the world, from commercial photography to camera sales person. Mark's knowledge and passion for the art and technique of photography are unparalleled in the Canadian Rockies.

His natural and approachable technique and teaching skills are a perfect fit for anyone who wants to take their photography to the next level by learning from a seasoned professional!

All Roads Film Project - National Geographic
Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival

Our Landscape Photography Workshops

One-On-One Landscape Photography Workshops

Our  private landscape workshops are available year-round and 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.

Three Peaks Private Landscape Photography Workshop

Join National Geographic Traveler award winning photographer, Mark Unrau for three mornings on a private custom landscape photography workshop throughout Banff National Park.

Learn how to improve your landscape photography skills in the field photographing Banff and the Canadian Rockies most iconic landscape photography locations at sunrise!

Group Workshops and Tours for Schools, Camera Clubs and Travel Agents

Our private group landscape photography workshops accommodate any group size, skill level and interest. We create a unique program that focuses on what your group would like to learn, see and photograph. Custom made for any length of time and itinerary, our private group landscape photography workshops is perfect for your groups next workshop!

Abraham Lake & Banff Landscape Photography Workshop

This is a Banff photography workshop with a difference! The adventure begins in Banff at sunrise photographing the iconic Mount Rundle and Vermilion Lakes, and ends with sunset in the wild and remote Kootenay Plains at world-renowned Abraham Lake. We'll stop along the Bow Valley Parkway and Icefields Parkway to capture its stunning scenery before reaching our final destination. Far off the beaten tourist track, the incredible frozen wonderland of Abraham Lakes methane bubbles and ice formations are not to be missed.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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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