PRIVATE Photography guiding  

in banff and the Rocky Mountains

Privately guided landscape photography guiding in Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies.

Price

$425 + 

Based on group size and length of session

Session Lengths

3 Hour

5 Hour

8 Hour

Dates

Year Round

Pickup

We pick up guests from hotels and private residences in

Canmore | Banff | Lake Louise 

*Currently we are not offering transportation . Please get in touch if you do not have your own vehicle.

Included

Use of - 

Tripods

Camera Filters

Hot drinks

snacks

Price

$425 + Adult

Based on group size and length of session

Session Lengths

3 Hour

5 Hour

8 Hour

Dates

Fridays and Sundays May 15 to October 14

Pickup

We pick up guests from hotels and private residences in

Canmore | Banff | Lake Louise

*Currently we are not offering transportation . Please get in touch if you do not have your own vehicle. 


Included

Use of - 

Tripods

Camera Filters

Hot drinks

snacks

Photography workshops don't come more personalized than this!

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

The rhythm of nature is what we work to on all of our private Rocky Mountain photography workshops and your options are nearly 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 skill levels, our personal photography guiding and instruction sessions are suitable for anyone who has a taste for adventure, a love of nature and an interest in photography. Solo, couples, or private groups – we will custom build your experience to perfectly suit your requirements and photography wishlist.

All of our private guiding workshops include snacks, hot drinks and transportation to and from your accommodations. 

Private Guiding and Workshop Packages

Our 3 hour, 5 hour and 8 hour private guiding and workshops are customizable to suit your preferences and goals.

We Now offer Purchase Protection!

3 Hour session

This perfect introductory session will have you visit up to two locations while receiving instruction on how to strengthen your compositions and camera techniques.


5 Hour Session

Our bestseller! Strengthen your photography skills and experience one-on-one learning with a half day of private instruction. Shoot up to three locations while receiving instruction on how to strengthen your compositions and camera techniques. A five-hour session gets you more time to practice what you learn!

8 Hours

Explore further afield while discovering multiple locations and enjoy more in-depth learning of photography techniques with a full day of private instruction.

Abraham Lake & Banff Winter Landscape Workshop

Join National Geographic Traveler award winning photographer, Mark Unrau on this private guided winter landscape photography workshop of Banff and Abraham Lake. This workshop follows the same itinerary as our group tour but is offered as a private workshop with custom dates. See details of the group tour here for more info.

  • Mark Unrau

  • Maxim Blair

Mark Unrau

Owner/Instructor

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!

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All Roads Film Project - National Geographic
Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival
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Answers To Common Questions

Who is this tour suitable for?

Our private guided landscape photography tours are perfect for those who would like one-on-one landscape photography instruction while on location. We will tailor your instruction based on what your current level of understanding is and establish areas of improvement. From the best settings for your camera, mastering exposure and how to compose landscape images in the Canadian Rockies, we will help take your landscape photography to the next level.

I'm not an experienced photographer. Does this matter?

No problem! Our private landscape photography workshops are suitable for any skill level. We can help you get the best picture possible with whatever camera you have or level of comfort you have with the camera.

Will we be doing lots of hiking?

Fortunately, Banff National Park has the best landscape photography opportunities very close to the road. We do not need to hike very far from the tour van to get amazing landscape images!

I won't have a tripod with me. Is that OK?

No worries! We have tripods available for you to use during the session if you wish to use one.

What time does your workshops start?

In general, we love starting our workshops about an hour and a half before sunrise. Sunrise is one of the best times to photograph in the Banff area. It is also a great time of day to avoid the crowds and see wildlife. However, we are happy to start a workshop at any time in the day. We also can do night photography to capture the night sky and potentially see Aurora! 

Do you offer anything to eat?

Because our landscape photography  startworkshops generally start early, we understand that you may not have had breakfast already.  Although we won't have a hot breakfast for you, we will certainly have good coffee and some breakfast snack bars to keep you tied over till we get you back to your hotel.

What should I wear on this tour?

The Canadian Rockies is a fairly arid climate at a high altitude. Because of this, even in summer it can be quite chilly first thing in the morning. Here are some recommendations:

  • Warm sweater
  • Hiking shoes with sturdy sole and tread
  • Spring Jacket/Rain coat

Email Us Your Questions About This 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.

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.

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.

Private Guided Workshop Image Gallery

The images in this gallery were either captured by guests of Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures or staff during a private guided landscape photography workshop.

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