daversion 7:32pm, 21 January 2007
~~~~~Welcome to the Torbay group!~~~~~~

This is the place where all new members can introduce themselves to us and all our current members! Whether you're local, a holiday maker or just passing through on business, you're more than welcome to share your story here. Where do you live? How long have you been photographing? What camera do you own? What do you do as a job?

We love hearing the voice behind the pics so don't feel shy, say hello :)
Also, be sure to regularly view the homepage for the best photos added to the group - they could easily be yours!

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please don't hesitate in contacting us or posting it here!

Some of our past popular threads:

Best of Torbay Pool - 2012
The Bay from 1920 to Today!
Showcase: Boating in the Bay (27+ Photos!)

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Group launched: January 2007
Paula Bird Parent 9 years ago
Hi! I've just joined this group and hope to contribute a few of my pics taken recently in Paignton and Torquay. (I come from Basingstoke, Hampshire - originally Reading, Berks).
I'm Paul ... live in Torquay ... often taking pictures on Geocaching and Waymarking trips.
b∞giebabe 9 years ago
Hi, I was invited to add a picture here so assume it's OK to join!

I'm in Torbay and currently trying to do a 365 project. Some of my pictures are visibly Torbay-related, some aren't...

Interesting to see where you've lived, Paula - I went to Reading University and also lived in Hampshire for a while. But I'm an East Midlander at heart. 9 years ago
Hello to everybody here. I have just joined today, recently purchased a Nikon D40x, I have posted a couple of pictures today.

I am also a member of the Torbay Photograhic Soceity - we meet on a Wednesday night, if you would like details please email me. I look forward to viewing all your pics.

DaveKav PRO 9 years ago
Hi, Just had a lovely weekend in Torbay - a great place to visit
Delivery Driver 8 years ago
I work as a multidrop delivery driver in Torquay, most of the pictures i add are taken on my mobile phone as i drive around the Bay!
I'm 21 and have lived in Torquay all my life - Shipay, Livermead, Babbacombe / St. Marychurch (not sure what Cary Park is classed as!...?), then to where I am now in Chelston. I've seen the bay in all its conditions and each one seems to be just as good as the last! Many of my photos are of Torbay, and there will be many more to come!
andrewmweather 7 years ago
Hi. I'm from Liverpool as most of my photo's illustrate. I holiday in Paignton once a year and I simply love it down there. I've got 100's of snaps. Most are a bit 'obvious' but i'll upload the one's that may be of interest. Can't wait to visit again.
Lubenstar PRO 6 years ago
Hello, I'm Emma and I'm new to the group. my family have lived in Torquay for over 100 years and to my mind it's one ( if not the) best places to live
Seb Loram - Wildlife 6 years ago
Hi guys,

Im Seb, Im a funeral director living in Torbay, hope you like my pics!
Hello all,

My name is MARK WINTERBOURNE and I used to live in Paignton before moving back up north. I have been a photographer since I was 12 and worked both professionally and just for fun. I have many slides and negatives from my time in Torbay some of which are already in the pool. I studied Photography at South Devon College in 1999

Of course I am fully digital now and there are not many days I dont take a photograph

Enjoy !!
Hi All,
I've lived in The Bay since '96 but I've only been on Flickr 6 months. I try to get to the beach as often as I can so that's where most of my photos come from, either on or in the water
brxsimon 6 years ago
Hi All,
I have lived and worked in the bay all my life, i work in fisheries science, which is why most of my photos have a nautical theme. Have not been on flickr for a while.
Pete Tee Posted 6 years ago. Edited by Pete Tee (member) 6 years ago
Hello everyone, I have been living in Torquay since 1999 and got back into Photography about a year ago after a lonngggg absence.Bought myself a DSLR on the advice from a friend and discovered HDR Photography..the rest they say is history. I see one or two of my Flickr mates already on here. I have joined this group to meet (hopefully) local people who would like to meet up now and again for a session taking photo's in and around the Bay.
Hope you enjoy my Photo's
Drew O'clock 5 years ago
Hello, I was invited to this group ages ago but never got around to joining!
I've lived in Paignton for nearly 10 years but ironically I'm moving back to my home village of South Brent in a couple of days. I'll still be knocking about as I have family here.
I'm a film photographer, I dont own a digital camera, I sold it to buy more film gear.
I would like to call myself a street photographer but that might be pushing it,
I take a camera everywhere and like to take pictures!!
f2_79 5 years ago
I'm new to this group and just wanted to say hello.

I've lived in Torquay most of my life and have a love/hate attitude towards the town.

I hope to contribute here as much as I can.
mattychappy (moved to ipernity, link in profile!) Posted 5 years ago. Edited by mattychappy (moved to ipernity, link in profile!) (admin) 5 years ago
Hello! You've been on my personal contact list for almost a year and a half, good to see you find the Torbay group! And that you like Family Guy!

Welcome f2_79! We look forward to seeing any contributions to the group so post away! Your recent one of Torre Abbey Sands is stunning, very good capture.
Tim simpson1 PRO 5 years ago
Hi All
thought id join the group as i live in Torquay. i enjoy taking night shots of the bay and wildlife around the area. please have a look at my photo's and comment if you like them. i also have a we site that is in construction at present.
simages photography PRO 5 years ago
thought i better say hi as i have just joined the group i live locally on hookhills and get out with the camera as much as i can so please take a look at my photostream and let me know what you think, looking forward to speaking to you all at some point in the future
Barkfly Posted 4 years ago. Edited by Barkfly (member) 4 years ago
Hi everyone, thought i better join as I'm Paignton born and bred, I mainly take macro photos of all the mini beasts i find around Primley Woods and Youngs Park nature reserve.
Always good to see the wildlife side of the Bay! It's so easy to forget, what with all the fantastic scenery surrounding us! Enjoy the group :)
becky hender 4 years ago
Hi all :-)
I thought I would join this group because although I myself don't live here I'm lucky enough to have grandparents living in Torquay so I try to visit them as often as I can. It's a beautiful part of the country, I'm jealous of anyone lucky enough to live there! I'm obviously no professional photographer as I'm only 16, however it is a passion of mine and hopefully the photos I have taken/will take in torbay will do such a beautiful place justice :-)
Hello Becky and welcome! Enthusiasm toward Torbay is always nice to hear and I look forward to seeing more of your lovely photos during any future visits you make down here! If you would like hints on good spots to photograph, don't hesitate to ask! :)
eye pad PRO 4 years ago
Hi all, just joined the group. Moved to Torbay recently and absolutely love it here. Hope you enjoy my mixed bag of contributions :)
Collingwood505 PRO 9 months ago
Hi just found this group and thought i'd add a few of my efforts!
I'm a bit of a long exposure junkie, and also have a soft spot for piers and beach huts!
Live in Exeter, but work brings me to 'The Bay' at least once a week...
Got loads of ideas for some slightly unusual shots....
Lubenstar PRO 9 months ago
Welcome to the group!
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