Frequently Asked Questions

What is a private guided landscape photography workshop?

I'm a total beginner to Photography. Is that OK?

Does photography instruction have to be included?

Will we be doing lots of hiking?

Do you have landscape locations that are off the beaten track?

When do you typically start your sessions?

What happens when the weather is not perfect for photography?

What kind of camera equipment do I need?

What kind of things will I learn during our private workshop?

What should I wear on this workshop?


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 tour, with Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures, photographers will immerse themselves deeply into the locale and discover the landscape from the field. RMPA brings their small groups (and their cameras) up close and personal to the natural wonder of Canada’s first protected place.

Trusted, experienced, and with a know-how of the area like the back of their hands, Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures is the #1 photography guiding operator in the Canadian Rockies. Sought out by clients from all corners of the globe - from novice to pro - they focus on delivering an unforgettable, unique, and completely-custom experience, that’s as individual as their 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. They’re never disappointed with Mother Nature’s show, and they can’t wait to show their visitors the way.

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 tour company in Banff National Park.

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

But we're not here in the Canadian Rockies for the accolades. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff are all 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. 

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 2014 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!

Private Guided Workshops

Photography workshops don't come more personalized than this!

Your local expert photography guide + a custom photo schedule + your personal wish-list of shots = and an exciting, unforgettable adventure through Banff National Park.

On all of our private Rocky Mountain photography workshops, the rhythm of nature is what we work to, and the options are endless. Grab your gear, and pack your sense of adventure. We can’t wait to map out your journey and show you the way.

Tailored to all photography skill and fitness levels, our personal photography guiding and instruction sessions are suitable for anyone who has a taste for adventure and an interest in photography. Solo, couples, or groups – we will custom-build your experience to perfectly suit your requirements and photography wish-list.

All of our private guiding workshops include snack bars, hot drinks and transportation to and from your accommodation. 

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