OCRDA Aqua Adrenaline Tour

The Offshore Circuit Racing Drivers Association (OCRDA) has seen interest in the sport grow massively in popularity with over 31 teams competing in the 2017 season. Joining up with Jetski Racing, Water Ski Racing, Zapcat Racing, Jet Ski Stunt displays, and stunning Flyboarding displays. The series has toured since 2014 as Aqua Adrenaline – combining […]

Sophie Belle – Fresh Lobster at the Quayside

I had the pleasure today to chat with Andy Ricks, skipper of a small fishing boat called Sophie Belle anchored in Paignton Harbour. Andy, like so many of our local fishermen has fallen foul of the EU’s ridiculous rules on our fishermen being able to sell our fish to EU markets. As with any bully, […]

Club Franglais

Having absolutely nothing to do with photography but possibly one of my favourite haunts in Torbay, Club franglais, the brainchild of local entrepreneur Helen Brenton, is a community of francophiles with a strong interest, despite Brexit, in all things French including the language. Meeting at Bistro Pierre over breakfast each Wednesday morning (pandemic allowing of […]

Parallax Photographic Coop

Since taking a few tentative steps back into the dark world of film processing, I had a need to buy some basic darkroom kit a few days back and after my usual searches on Ebay and Amazon, which came back with crazy pricing on the stuff I was looking for, I came across Parallax Photographic […]

Nik & Trick Services Photographiques

Having found a bunch of old exposed films in a drawer, one, a 110 format, going back to about 1996, I was on the look out for a reasonably priced, experienced development service. Have reviewed a few on-line services I eventually landed on Nik & Trick Services Photographiques (Nik & Trick). They had a facebook […]

English Riviera Photography Club

While the English Riviera Photography Club calls itself a club, it is in fact an active and very successful online group supported by a large number of photographers located in Torbay and the local surrounding areas. As such it has no affilliations with PAGB or WCPF. Nonetheless, founder member Roger Holmes has created a very […]

Sharrah Falls

The River Dart, where it passes through the Dart Gorge, is one of the most beautiful and wild places in Dartmoor National Park. The stretch between Dartmeet and New Bridge is particularly beautiful and rugged and in places it is only accessible by the most experienced walkers. At Sharrah, the river cascades and tumbles over […]

Combestone Tor

Combestone Tor is a highly accessible Dartmoor tor and a great photo location. For photographers with physical disabilities, or for those who find it difficult to walk long distances, Combestone Tor is perhaps the best of all choices. The craggy outcrops are just metres from the car park and the surrounding scenery is breathtaking, particularly […]

Paignton Photographic Club

Paignton Photographic Club is a friendly and welcoming club located in central Paignton on Palace Avenue. We meet every Monday evening throughout October through to the end of May. The club is very active both in internal and external competitions as well as in international and salon competitions. You can learn more about PPC simply […]

Escape Artist Studios

Operated on the basis of mutual support and shared resource, Escape Artist Studios is a great place to meet others, try out new things, share resources, learn new techniques and expand on your photographic interests.