Landscape Photography workshop



Landscape Photography workshop

Banff - Lake Louise - Canmore

Hire award-winning photographer Mark Unrau 

for a private guided landscape photography workshop

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Mark Unrau offers private landscape photography workshops and guiding in both Banff National Park and the surrounding Canadian Rocky Mountains


It doesn’t come more personalized than this: an award winning photographer and local expert guide, a custom photo schedule, your wish-list of shots, and an exciting adventure ahead. Capture the finest of the Rockies’ signature locations, your way.

On all of our private guiding sessions, the rhythm of nature is what we work to, and the options are endless. Grab your gear, and pack your sense for 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, groups - we can custom-build your experience to perfectly suit your requirements and photography wish-list.

Dates Available

Year round


$399 +

guest limit

individual to small group

Tour Length

3 hours +


Banff - Lake Louise - Canmore

Your Guide:  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 Chief 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 strengthen their image making skills!

All Roads Film Project - National Geographic
PX3 honorable mention


Our 3 hour, 5 hour and full day guiding are completely customizable but below are some suggested itineraries.

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.

Prices start at $399

5 Hour Session

Our bestseller! Strengthen your photography skills and experience one-to-one learning with half a days private instruction. Shoot up to around 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!

Prices start at $575

Full Day

Explore further afield, discover multiple locations or enjoy a more in-depth learning into photography techniques with 10 hours of private instruction. This full day session can include the full Rocky Mountain Photo Adventure portfolio of shoot, process and preparing your images for print!

Prices start at $975

Frequent questions

Frequent questions

Frequent questions

What is a private guided landscape photography workshop?

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

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Will we be doing lots of hiking?

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

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Moraine Lake Sunrise

Molly Boland

Marie-George Côme

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

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


Personalized Instruction

Selfie by student @MollyEBoland

Try new techniques

Student photographing Two Jack

Master your techniques

Capture the full colour and dynamic range of epic landscapes

Challenge your perspective

Student looking for the best angle to capture sunrise at Castle Mountain.

Off the beaten track

Discover little known places to photograph in the Canadian Rockies!

Available anytime throughout the year

Two Jack lake in Winter

Perfect for all skill levels!

Larches photographed from Allenby Pass.

landscape photography tours

We create and deliver world class photography experiences in Banff and Western Canada for those who are passionate about photography. We do this this by having small group sizes lead by guides and instructors who are professional local photographers.