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Join Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures for guided photography walks, private guiding, workshops and other photography related activities in Banff and the Canadian Rockies. Our mission is to develop your photography skills in a world class travel...more
Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1G1, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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. The were very helpful and available to improve the skills of everyone in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rogervogler
Mark U, Owner at Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks Roger! I'm so glad you enjoyed the day and even more so that you like the Borscht! Your group was the first to try it. I may just try it again :)

Reviewed October 27, 2018

We were picked up at 6am for our sunrise photo shoot. Mark was able to spend time going over the skills that we had and suggested ways we could improve including composition and balancing light and dark within the photo. Our shoot was at Two...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

Mark was an amazing patient and observant teacher, who was able to crystallize some key concepts in an easy to learn and understand fashion. His step-wise approach takes a lot of the intimidation factor out of getting fantastic photos, no matter what phone or camera...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 10, 2018

Mark Unrau is a very knowlegeable and enthusiastic professional photographer based in Banff. On a morning shoot, we visited two impressive locations - one mountain lake vista at sunrise, and a second beautiful waterfall location under glorious early fall morning light. My objective was to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2018

My husband (who helped carry my equipment) and I arrived at Two Jack Lake, Banff at 4:45 in the morning. Mark would have picked us up at our hotel in Canmore, but we had other things we wanted to do that day. When we got...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 8, 2018

We enjoyed our photography lesson this morning, but, honestly, unless you are really interested in landscape photography, this is not for you. We wouldn't do it again, because landscape photography isn't 'us' but we highly recommend it to people who want to learn landscape photography....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Mark U, Owner at Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2018

Thanks for your review and being honest! Sometimes we work with online travel agencies who may not explain thoroughly what the experience is all about. This is a good reminder to make sure they fully understand what kind of experience they are selling. I already...More

Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Mark picked me up at 5:30 am for our sunrise photo shoot. The weather didn’t co-operate, so with Mark’s flexibility we hiked in Johnston Canyon to the Upper Falls for my photo shoot. Mark taught me so much about photography, landscapes, composition etc. that I...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Mark U, Owner at Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

Thanks Anirta! I'm glad that the PDF helped to remember all the stuff we went over during the session! I hope to see you again in the future on a better weather day :)

Reviewed July 20, 2018

I went out with Mark last week and it was some of the best five hours I've ever had. Mark picked me up at 4:15am and we went to Two Jack Lake for sunrise. When we got there he set up my camera and then...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Mark U, Owner at Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2018

Thank you so much for the incredible review! I'm so glad to hear that you appreciated my teaching style and that you learned and got some great shots during our session! Feel free to post some images! Would love to see the final results!

Reviewed July 11, 2018

I wanted to spend some time photographing the beautiful Banff mountains and came across Mark’s website. He contacted me immediately after I filled out the online request. He was very flexible with the date as well as locations. On the day of the workshop, he...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 28, 2018

I had a great, productive five-hour session with Mark. I consider myself an "accomplished amateur", and Mark quickly assessed the areas in which he could provide the most help. I was more interested in learning process and workflow than in taking any specific shots, and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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April 17, 2018|
Response from Mark U | Property representative |
Sorry for such a late reply! I was away on a shoot and this message slipped through the cracks. For weather it depends. This year is a late winter so there is a chance that Moraine Lake may still have snow. Everywhere else... More
April 6, 2017|
Response from Mark U | Property representative |
HI Gary! Thanks for reaching out! Very shortly we will be posting more dates for our sunrise photography workshop. It will be available for July 11th. We should have our website updated reflecting the new available dates by... More