Kicking of my Daily Picture Project 2016 – Week 1

I’ve decided to ramp up my photography in 2016, so I’ve kicked off with a bold plan. I want to take a photo a day and share it that same day on Sounds pretty simple, if quality isn’t a goal, but I’m really hoping that I can snap and share something that I’m actually happy with. I’m a bit fussy with my shots; In the past you might see a picture that is cherry picked from 50 (sometimes more, sometimes less). So this project is hopefully going to push me to sharpen up what I shoot and put me under pressure to show what works, and perhaps what doesn’t.

This week has kicked off and I’ve hit every day with something I’m happy with. Some of the days I’ve captured a few shot that I’m pretty chuffed with, and one day (Jan 6 ) where I needed to give it a second crack.

I’m also hoping to get it up on Facebook pretty quickly. So while I might snap something in the morning, I’ll hopefully get it live that morning. Wont always be possible, but that’s the goal.

I hope you enjoy the effort that I’m putting in. It’s gonna have some misses – I know that. But fingers crossed it lets me find another gear and allows me to get some diversity in to my work.

So here we are; Week 1. Some of these were selected for my Facebook page, some have yet to be seen. Feel free to use for your own personal use in a digital sense, such as a wallpaper / screensaver. If you’d like to obtain higher resolution, please hit me up via

4 Responses

  1. Michael Graham // //

    Hi Steven,
    Not meaning to blow smoke or anything but I really love your pictures and I think you’re an excellent photographer. Some of your piks I love more than others of course, but to me they’re all very, very good.
    And I love the subject matter.
    I’ve lived and worked in Melbourne for almost 60 years commuting from Upwey for the past 30 or so years. But now I’m retired I travel to Melbourne infrequently and only during the day to get in and out as quickly as possible . Of course back when I was working in Melbourne, I took everything for granted and didn’t notice what was all around me, and also there wasn’t the ease of picture taking with digital photography. I’ve always enjoyed photography but I really love digital photography.
    So thanks again for all your piks and please keep them coming. I enjoy them all.
    Hopefully I’ll get off my butt soon, invest some time, and get into the city to take photo’s hopefully half way as good as yours.

    • Steven // //

      Hi Michael, thanks very much.

      It’s only been the past couple of years where I’ve really ramped up my photography, and that’s been on the back of traveling through the city every day. I used to work in Southbank / central CDB, and I did take photos, but nothing like I do now. As for this year, I only hope to stretch myself and try find something new in familiar environments. If you’ve got any ideas or feedback, please let me know. Equally, if you have any questions, I’ll be as open as I can with regards to my process / gear / tech / whatever.

      Cheers, Steve

  2. Simon // //

    G’day Steven,

    I love your photos, great work!
    I’d be interested to know what camera and lens you’re using and how much post processing you do?


    • Steven // //

      Thanks Simon, I appreciate the feedback!

      I’ve been shooting with Canon for a long time now, and over the years mixed in some Sony and Fuji kit, but generally end up back on Canon. This year it’s a Canon 6D with a mix of lenses – 17-40 f4, 24-105 f4, 70-200 f2/8 are my zoom lenses and my primes are 28mm 1.8, 35mm 1.4 (best lens I’ve got), 50mm 1.4 and 85mm 1.8 (a really really nice lens). My general go-to lens for versatility is the 24-105 which is really great across the range. As for post processing, everything you see has been touched by Adobe LightRoom to varying degrees. Sometimes it’s a dip in highlights and a bumping of the shadows, and other times it’s more extensive with some HDR Efex Pro type treatment (from the NIK Collection). Some pics take 2 minutes to post process, and some are much longer – involving Photoshop, layering, masking, and trying to get the best parts from a variety of exposures.
      I know that’s not the simple answer, but hope it gives some insight in to the mix of work.
      Thanks heaps! Cheers, Steve


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