Testimonials

**Dianne's photos are brilliant, no other words needed. The shots she manages to get of various sports events and athletes continually amazes me.

She gets the shot that no one else even see's and manages to give you a snap shot into the whole match, game or event in that one photo.

Most importantly though, she genuinely loves her job, and that shows through in all the photos she takes. As an athlete I was fortunate enough to have some of my precious memories captured by Dianne and I will treasure these forever"
MEGAN ANDERSON (Dehn) former Australian Diamond (2000-2006), ANZ Championship Player (2008-2011), ANZ Championship Assistant Coach (2012).





**"Having competed in front of photographers all over the world, the photos and moments that you continue to capture are always in my favourites. You really make the lens and the light your own".
AARON GATE World champion, Gold in the omnium at the World Track Cycling Championships in Belarus 2013, Olympic medalist Team Pursuit




**"Dianne does an amazing job capturing the emotions and energy at the perfect moments. She goes out of her way to get every detail in and produce awesome results everytime. Thanks for capturing the moments I feel; the hurt, the determination and the pure joy of sport"  
RUSHLEE BUCHANAN 2014 1st New Zealand Road National Championship, 2012 1st Oceania Points Race, 2011 1st Beijing World Cup Team Pursuit, 1st New Zealand National Points Race, 1st Cascade Cycling Classic (Stage 4, USA) ,Winner Best Young Rider Cascade Cycling Classic ,1st Beaufort Memorial Cycling Classic (Speed Week , USA) 2010 1st New Zealand National Road Cycling Championships and 1st New Zealand National Criterium Cycling Championships.




**"Dianne has been there in Invercargill to capture so many of my favourite moments on the bike. The photos always seem to be at perfect moments to capture different emotions and feelings throughout a race. I won my first Elite national title in Invercargill on the Velodrome there and one of the images from Dianne is still used on the front of race programmes!

Having a Diploma in Digital Photography myself I know how difficult it is to capture the right moments, yet Dianne seems to do it on a regular occurrence. Definitely some of my favourite shots of me on the bike are from her and for this I am very grateful! Nothing beats capturing the moment when you win something you have been training for for so long, and Dianne does that so well".

MYRON SIMPSON 1st at New Zealand Madison National Championships (with Aaron Gate in 2010 & 2013) 3rd in 4km Team Pursuit & UCI Beijing World Cup ( with Gough, Latham and Karwowski 2012) 1st in the 2012 PowerNet Tour of Southland – Prologue, 2nd in the 2010 UCI Melbourne World Cup Madison (with Aaron Gate) 4th in the 2010 Commonwealth Games Delhi & 1km Time Trial




**"Dianne's ability to capture great photos is well documented. However what I believe 'sets her apart' from others is her flexibility and adaptability. Nothing is ever a problem that can't be sorted with a bit of creative thinking. She also has the ability to come into any environment do her job without you even knowing she is there - she is a true professional in every sense of the word".
JASON McKENZIE Academy Southland, High Performance Sport New Zealand




**"Cycling Southland is fortunate to call Stadium Southland Velodrome its home. Nothing beats the excitement and atmosphere of velodrome track cycling and no one does a better job of capturing the spectacle through her lens than Di Manson. Whether it's riders on the track, spectators in the stands or lighter moments between races, Dianne never misses.

It's a joy to host her at our events and we always receive incredible feedback regarding her incredible shots. Thanks for all your great work Di. Welcome anytime"
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NICK JEFFREY Cycling Southland's chief executive




**"I really love working with Dianne's photos - the quality is terrific! There are so many great images to choose from, whether I need something that shows aggression and determination of players during a netball game, or the players relaxing off court. The image quality is excellent too, nice sharp shots help to make my website more professional".
TANYA AHRENS owner of LIFT the netball magazine and NetballScoop




**" Dianne became involved with the Zerofees Southland SHARKS franchise from inception in 2010 as a photographer. She has been present at almost all of the SHARKS home games, and some away games , since 2010 taking wonderful images which have encapsulated our NBL journey to date.

Dianne has, in all involvement with us, acted in a most professional way and the quality of her work for us has been of a very high standard. Her photographs have been of a very high quality and have been used extensively in our promotions, on our websites and facebook. Dianne has gone out of her way to help us with more than photography & aiding our poster design process and being available for a range of media requirements.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Dianne, her skills and willingness to go the extra mile to assist anyone in need of work or advice in this area.

JILL BOLGER
Southland Sharks General Manager




**"Could be a grimace, a smile, sweat or blood on their face makes us think what's going through their mind when it's captured that very moment. That very moment will always have a story"
STEPH McKENZIE
1st and a new national record time at the National Track Cycling Championship 2013 in the women's team( with Natasha Hansen) Junior world champion medalist, Rides for Team Novo Nordisk (is the first women’s cycling team of its kind, consisting entirely of athletes with type 1 diabetes.)