"Having Sam as a teacher is really something incredible.
He sees things in your pictures that you can’t pinpoint right away and you grow so much as a photographer learning from him. Next to that, he is an amazing photographer himself. I was blown away by the images that he would show and by the level of professionalism. Can’t wait to learn from him again!"
- Noelle Hamoen, Photographer
"As a Guide working with Sam over the last few years has been a joy and privilege. I have witnessed a rare combination of incredible personal photography with the ability to teach it to others, whilst still retaining patience, enthusiasm and a sense of humor throughout. These traits are not something easily found in a teacher and anybody wanting to learn wildlife photography should definitely look to have Sam as their mentor."
- Katie Adams, Field Guide & Ecological Scientist
"Sam is a highly skilled photographer with a very broad portfolio of excellent wildlife photos. As a teacher at African Impact in the Kruger Area, he's very passionate and interested in bringing out the best in his students, taking as much time as needed to get all participants on a good level. His expertise and his candid and humorous personality made the time with him really worthwhile. Can't recommend him enough!"
- Max Knoop, Photographer
"As a guide, the experience that Sam brings to the photography element of safaris is priceless. A patient and friendly tutor with an eye for any subject matter!
- Michelle Haveron, Field Guide
"Not only is Sam a fantastic wildlife photographer, he is a fantastic teacher! Even though I had been doing photography for years prior to having him teach me, I still learned new things. In a single class people of all skill levels were able to improve. Very highly recommend!
- Lindsey Forg, Photographer
"As a guide having Sam on truck has been a fantastic experience. His photography knowledge and expertise has not only advanced the skills of the guests he is teaching but also of my own skills in guiding photographers. Never hesitate to take the opportunity to learn from this fantastic photographer!"
- Vicky Simmons, Field Guide
"Having spent 4 weeks with Sam on a photography project in South Africa, I was delighted to see how my photography had progressed. Sams enthusiasm is infectious and getting out there capturing images became the name of the game. It’s not just the Big 5 who warrant attention but every living creature big or small. Sam makes you aware of your surroundings and the beauty of everything within lens range. I was so impressed I returned for a further 2 weeks and am looking to book again"
- Steve Pugh, Photographer