"Doug Humby and I have been photography friends for some 7 years. We started in the days of film. We are members of separate camera clubs, but do combine on some photo shoots and photographic opportunities."
"Doug is an innovative photographer, and not scared to push the boundaries, notwithstanding that not everyone may agree with his selection and interpretation of subject matter. This makes for interesting conversation as we buddy each other on our work, and run each others competition entries across the other prior to entry. I guess this has better enabled us to accept judging comments as advice rather than criticism which is a positive attitude."
"I regard Doug as a competent and knowledgeable photographer."
- John Penney
"In July 2007 Seven Riding for the Disabled Groups in Auckland organized a Regional Games for riders at the Brookby Ti Papa Equestrian Centre needing nearly 100 volunteers. Doug Humby offered his expertise and time to record the event for us."
"The brief that I gave to Doug – was just ‘Go for it – and see if you can get a photo of at least every rider and horse!!!’ (He had not been given any previous strategy or programme planning). I then left him on his own! With riders, volunteers and horses all performing different tasks around him – he quietly went about the job of taking photos – without upsetting any of the horses (not many of them are used to the paparazzi!). I don’t think he upset any of the volunteers either – but managed to get some very interesting angles."
"The resulting photos were outstanding! He managed to get a photo of every rider – as well as plenty of the horses and volunteers and then must have spent hours putting together an excellent CD of them all – which we were able to use for our website, local newspapers and producing photos for each rider."
"All the Auckland RDA Groups and their riders were very grateful to Doug for his support of this event – and the resulting CD provided some good memories for us all."
- Cilla Bell
RDA Instructor and Chair of NZRDA
(New Zealand Riding for the Disabled)
"We were thrilled with the photographs Doug took of our wedding at Tatum Park, Levin in February 2007."
"Outdoor weddings are sometimes quite challenging to photograph but Doug captured ours beautifully, both the casual shots and the more formal ones."
"We will always treasure the photos of our special day and everyone else who has copies have said the same!"
"We wish Doug every success in the future and thank him again for being there on the day especially for us!"
- Corrie & Stacey Harding