Duration: All throughout the year
Location: All over the Canadian Rockies and Banff
Price: Varies
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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.

Private Professional Photography Guide Details:

Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures offers Private Photography Guiding and Instruction in both Banff National Park and the surrounding Canadian Rocky Mountains. with award winning professional Photographer, Mark Unrau.

Are you a budding photographer seeking some one-on-one instruction?
Are you a couple with varying skill sets?
Or perhaps you are an advanced photographer looking for a guide to highlight the best of this world famous landscape?

Our Private Photography Guiding and Instruction caters for all expertise, fitness levels and is an ideal service for an individual, couple or small group. Your Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures instructor, Mark Unrau, is a professionally certified guide, first aid trained and a local area expert with years of outdoor photography experience. Leading the way, Mark will share the stunning viewpoints of the Canadian Rockies, personally assist you in capturing great imagery and advance your technique and skill set.

See Mark Unrau's portfolio of images from Banff

See Mark Unrau's portfolio of images from Banff

About 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!

About Your Photography Guide
Mark Unrau

See Mark Unrau's porfolio of images from Banff

See Mark Unrau's porfolio of images from Banff


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!

About your Professional Photography 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!
PX3 honorable mention

Complete the following form to request a private photography guide and together we will plan your photography adventure! With years of experience, we can happily suggest some popular itineraries and locations or provide a custom built service just for you! Not sure how to classify your skill level? Take a look at our Skill Levels page as a helpful starting point. To help you prepare for your private session, we have put together a list of useful items when photographing outdoors, check out our Being Prepared page covering everything from clothing to camera equipment.

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 with Mark Unrau usually 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-to-one learning with half a day’s 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!

 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!