The Wild Shots Wildlife Photography Symposium will be taking place on 8 December at the Iziko Natural History Museum.

Photo above: Thomas P. Peschak.

Calling all wildlife photographers and enthusiasts: The Wild Shots symposium will be taking place on Saturday 8 December at the Iziko Natural History Museum in Cape Town.

Organised by Harriet Nimmo, the founder of WildPhotos, and Sophie Vartan, the former CEO of NHU Africa, the event will be hosting top photographers and speakers, who will be presenting talks about their work as well as photography in general – including ways to improve your own work.

If you are interested in attending, all the information you need can be found on the Wild Shots website, or in the press release below. There are only 120 seats available, so be sure to act quickly or you might miss out on what promises to be an incredible event.

Press Release:

Wildlife photography is hugely popular in South Africa, but up until now there has been no centralised event, bringing together amateurs, professionals and nature enthusiasts, to learn from, and be inspired by, the best in the business.

Wild Shots is set to become South Africa’s annual gathering of top wildlife photographers, professionals and amateurs. Its aim is to explore the power of nature photography and how it promotes a greater public appreciation of biodiversity and the conservation of nature in South Africa. Wild Shots will play host to top nature photographers and industry practitioners, who will present their work and inspire the public through seminars and panel discussions.

The event will take place on Saturday 8th December at the Iziko Natural History Museum.

Programme Details:

The event is being hosted by Getaway Magazine’s editor, Cameron Ewart Smith, and features a stellar line up of South Africa’s very best nature photographers and top industry practitioners, as well as the South African winners of this year’s international BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition.

Sessions and Speakers include:

  • Unforgettable Moments – the good, the bad and the totally accidental:
    Roger de la Harpe, Tom Peschak & Heinrich Van den Berg
  • Making a Living – don’t get mad, get published;
    Wild Magazine, Getaway Magazine & Dominique le Roux, Moonshine Media
  • Putting Images to Good Use – picture power for conservation:
    WWF’s Peter Chadwick & MammalMap’s Tali Hoffman
  • Turning a Dream into Reality
    Scott Ramsay & Kim Wolhuter
  • Planning for a Photographic Expedition – don’t get MIFFED!
    Roger de la Harpe
  • Iconic Imagery – Developing your own Photographic Style
    Horst Klemm
  • Promoting Yourself – Sharpen your Profile:
    Michael Raimondo, Green Renaissance
  • Photo-journalism – Every Picture Tells a Story:
    Cheryl-Samantha Owen & Karin Schermbrucker
  • BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Winners tell the story behind their pictures: Kim Wolhuter, Tom Peschak and Heinrich Van den Berg

The event will be followed by a wine reception sponsored by Bouchard Finlayson wines until 18.00hrs when delegates have the chance to speak to the photographers and publishers. There will also be book signings and a chance to view the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition during the lunch break.


Saturday 8th December 2012


SA Iziko Museum, TH Barry Room,
Cape Town, South Africa


Full delegate fee: R950 ex VAT
Concessions (e.g. students, pensioners, etc): R750 ex VAT

There is space for 120 delegates in total at the symposium.

What’s included:

  • Entry to the full program of events
  • Presentations and panel discussions by award winning wildlife photographers
  • Book signings and exhibition area
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Free entry to the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition