Here are just a few words that last years’ delegates and speakers had to say about the event:


Some incredible and inspirational presentations, packed with great advice. Halfway through the day, I wanted to rush out and grab my camera and try out some new ideas. This is what the event is really about – funding new ideas and inspiration. Jean Tresfon (speaker)

It was an honour to be a speaker – Wild Shots is a very important event for southern Africa’s photographic community. Wim Van Den Heever (speaker)

What a day!! Great fun interacting with everyone who was there!!” Ona Basimane (speaker)

Photo by Bridgena Barnard
Photo by Bridgena Barnard


Just a brief and somewhat belated note to thank you for such an enjoyable and indeed memorable meeting. As an amateur it was inspirational and instructive, if a little daunting - as one is really so far from attaining the quality of image that we saw on Saturday, but must surely keep on trying with the help of what we learned! All in all, it was such an “excellent” day, beginning with the organisation, to the excellence of the images and the presentations. It was so good, that I truly believe you might consider reaching a wider audience.”

-Pete Colsen (delegate)

This is just to say a big thank you for a very well organised and enjoyable day on Saturday. The talks were fantastic and I am feeling very inspired now to do more photography.”

-Kate Collins, Wild Magazine, (delegate)

Thanks for the most inspiring Saturday I have ever spent. The speakers were, in a nutshell, outstanding and so relevant to the overall field of telling a story through the variety of mediums available to us. I can understand why Kim was so emotional, it wasn’t about photography, it was about life. What was also special is that the Getaway winner Steve Benjamin is a very good friend of my children and they are over the moon for him. He epitomises being at home in nature and taking splendid shots.”

-Colin Hancox (delegate)

_”Just would like to drop you and your Team a huge WELL DONE and thank you for a wonderful event. I enjoyed it tremendously. The icing on the cake, was to be able to tell Kim how much of an inspiration he has been to me, personally and give him a big thank you hug!
Cant wait for the next one.”_

-Charmaine Buckle (delegate)

Photo by David Rogers
Photo by David Rogers

What an enjoyable and inspiring day spend with really great people. Thanks to all the speakers and photographers that shared their stories and tips with us. I will most certainly be there next year - Jeanette Pitou

WHHHAAAAT an inspiring day! Ready to grab life by the proverbials. A must attend for all aspiring photographers - Clare Townsend.

WOW!!!! What a day….Congratulations to the WILD SHOTS team for a great inspirational, informative, and also emotional experience. Your blend of speakers was excellent and created a very vibrant atmosphere throughout the day. please put me first on the list for next year!!! Pat SCott
Privileged (again!) to attend the 2nd Wild Shots event in CPT on Sat 30 Nov - thanks to all the speakers, sponsors and especially the organisers for bringing this to our doorstep…FABULOUS! See you next year! - Philippa Wordie

“Difficult to describe the excitement and fun achieved at Saturday’s Wild Shots event! The passion and sincere dedication expressed by the speakers was majestically delivered to the audience. I do not believe Hollywood could have done a better job. This event has so poignantly reminded us how utterly precious the natural world is.”

“A SUPERB day with an inspirational line up and variety of speakers.”

“It was E4 squared! Emotive, Evocative, Educational & Enlightening. Actually I should have said E5 as it was equally entertaining! The speakers were without exception inspirational, passionate and wonderful communicators of their professional skills and fired me up to feel that maybe, just maybe, I can also take powerful pictures telling my stories….”

-Pippa Wordie (delegate)

Wild Shots is an event like no other. I really enjoyed the mix of talks, hearing not only about photography but also marketing and publishing. It was a great place to mix with like-minded people.”

-Heinrich Van Den Bergh (speaker)

Wild Shots is a superb event that African wildlife photographers should not miss.”

-Scott Ramsay (speaker)

You don’t just “go” to Wild Shots. You plunge in. It is a day of inspiration, passion, learning and networking. You will be shaken, stirred, perhaps even a little crazed – more than anything you’ll be fired up to get out and shoot!”

-Cheryl Samantha Owen (speaker)

I loved the event. Great people. Great speakers. Great networking. Well organised. All in all, a great show!”

-Kim Wolhuter (speaker)

Photo by Neil Aldridge