About Us


Founded in 2013, Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures has quickly become the premier provider of private landscape photography workshops in Banff and Western Canada.

We do more than just run a business.

We run on passion, creativity and the tenacious desire to offer experiences that not only help you become a better photographer, but allow you to immerse yourself in the culture and landscape of Alberta and Western Canada. We strive to make photography meaningful and never stop working to create new and exclusive experiences that not only get you there, but immerse you in Canadian culture.


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  • We have unique customizable workshops that can operate on your schedule.
  • We have easy online payments and instant bookable tours.
  • We pick up and drop you off at your hotel in the Canmore, Banff and Lake Louise area. Also custom pick up locations available upon request. 

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 landscape photography workshop business in Banff National Park.

Not only have we been around the longest, we are also TripAdvisors top rated landscape photography workshop business in Banff National Park.

But we're not here in the Canadian Rockies for the accolades. We live here because we 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.


Discover the always-majestic, rugged mountain landscapes of Western Canada like a local. Guests take their passion for photography and marvel in the spectacular canvas of the national parks. So much more than a photography workshop, with Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures, photographers will immerse themselves deeply into the locale and discover the landscape from the field. 

Trusted, experienced, and with a know-how of the area like the back of their hands, Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures is the #1 landscape photography workshop operator in the Canadian Rockies. Sought out by clients from all corners of the globe - from novice to pro - we focus on delivering an unforgettable, unique, and completely-custom experience, that’s as individual as our guests.

The Rockies are the subject, and nature is the guiding light; the intimate workshops get out in the field, set-up, and then let the magic happen. we're never disappointed with Mother Nature’s show, and we can’t wait to show you the way.

Mark Unrau

Owner - Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures

Mark Unrau is an award-winning professional photographer, filmmaker and the founder of Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures.

Calling the Bow Valley home since 2001, Mark launched Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures in 2013 combining his passion for teaching photography and guiding visitors across the spectacular landscape of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

Mark’s extensive Travel Photography has earned him international acclaim with accolades such as the Grand Prize from National Geographic Travelers World in Focus competition and awards from the Prix de Paris International Photo competition.

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

Gregory (Rocky 1)

Tour Van

Greg the van was named after my first client back in 2013. Greg gave me the inspiration to create what Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures is today. 

When Greg first got in touch with me, the name of my business was Photography School Of The Rockies. He thought we were an academic institution. He called asking if I knew anyone that could guide him around the Canadian Rockies showing him the best places to photograph. I mentioned to him that's what we do.

After spending several days guiding him around the Rockies, a spark of inspiration hit me. There is a lot to be said about your name. I realized that I had to make some changes. A bunch of years later and a lot of figuring out, Gregory the van is now a symbol of where I started and where Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures will be going. 

Jump on for the ride!

Discover Our Photography Workshops

Mark with a client Two Jack

Private Guided Workshops

Banff, Lake Louise, Canmore, Kootenay, Yoho

Our private guided workshops are available year round with with custom itineraries to suit any photographer and schedule.

Abraham Lake and Methane Bubbles Winter Abraham Lake and Banff Landscape Photography Tour

Banff and Abraham Lake

Landscape Photography Workshop

Photograph the Winter Wonderland that is Banff National Park with our exciting landscape photography tour that takes you to the best that Banff has to offer including Abraham Lake and its famous methane bubbles.

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