Testimonials and Reviews

TripAdvisor Reviews

  •   Had a great full day of shooting iconic locations while in the Banff area with Mark Unrau. He knows the area well and knows photography. He helped... read more

  •   Mark was great with finding me a terrific photographer (Nick Fitzhardinge) for the days that I was staying in Banff. Mark was patient, professional and very informative with all my... read more

  •   We had a super exciting day together with Mark as our guide. The organization was excellent from the pick up to the whole tour.
    Mark individually addresses the level... read more

  •   As an amateur photographer, having the opportunity to work with Mark Unrau was a terrific experience. His knowledge and expertise really made the tour so much more enjoyable than... read more

  •   Very good advise received /Wheather was not great but still got good pictures .Recommend if you are interested in photography .Addaps advise to your level .

  •   I had a one-on-one photography trip with Mark in December 2019. The weather was not ideal but Mark was really knowledgable and enthusiastic; resulting in me getting some excellent shots!... read more

    Tom D
  •   When I was going to be in Banff for a conference, I arranged two consecutive private morning sunrise workshops with Mark Unrau, owner of Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures. Right from... read more

    Amanda T
  •   Mark is an excellent teacher and is very knowledgeable in his craft. The one-on-one workshop allows for more personal instruction. I learned a lot of new techniques and... read more

  •   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... read more

  •   I loved the 2 sunrise tours I did with Mark. He knew exactly the right spots for the best photos, which certainly explained the ‘adventures’ in his company name 😁... read more



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

Highly recommended

Did the Abraham Lake & Banff Winter Tour 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

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
Photography tours and workshops in Banff with Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures