Lens Calibration Helper Tool UPDATED

lens calibration ruler

Updated version of my Lens Calibration helper tool is available in the store.

GTS Thermo new website

GTS Thermo's new website was made with mobile app design in mind. The navigation is with full screen slides that include dots on the side for easier navigation.

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Working Photoshop and Illustrator CS6 under macOS Catalina

How to open and work on Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator CS6 under macOS Catalina.

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Leica 90 APO ASPH review added to the site

Finally had some time to add a small review of my Leica 90 APO ASPH lens. Read it here.


GTT Techno new website

Proud to present the new creation in my portfolio - GTT Techno website and logo. You can visit the new project here or check it out bellow.

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New website for Guest House OAZIS

New website for Guest House OASIS.


Pininfarina in Sofia

Pininfarina presenting interior and exterior design ideas and projects. At the end of the show the newly developed car named after his grandfather, Batista, was presented on the big screen. See the presentation inside.

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Leica APO Macro-Elmarit-R 100mm f/2.8 with ELPRO adapter and Leica 2x Extender APO


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Angle of view of 4 Leica lenses

If you have one of the lenses bellow (Leica Summilux 35 FLE, Leica Summilux 50 ASPH, Leica 90 ASPH APO or Leica Macro-Elmarit-R 100 APO) you might be wondering how it compares to any other Leica lens that you do not have or maybe you wonder if you should buy it. Actually the samples were made to compare APS-C systems to Full Frame sensor, but I thought somebody might find it interesting to compare their lens to another they do not have. All shots are whide open. I made a short video to compare the 35mm 50mm and 90mm Leica M lenses. You can see it here.

Leica Summilux 35 ASPH FLE mm angle of view
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Proud to present the first multi lingual website in my portfolio. Laser Logistics project as of now is fully functional in Italian and Bulgarian. Early 2019 I expect the English language version to be complete. You can visit the new project here or check it out bellow.

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Barausse calendar staged

One of the four staged photos for Barassue calendar. Piramid is made of paper that looks and feels like velvet. The months paper is made out of thick cardboard. Press printed. Pure luxury. See more bellow.

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METALSISTEM work calendar

Great pleasure to turn one of my street photographs into a calendar.

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ProPectin video project

Watch the final version of ProPectin video project here

ProPectin video project for Yank Barry

Video tutorial of photo editing in Luminar

Check out the video that represents steps from my edit history to see how to turn a bad image into a great photograph. I call it bad but the image was purposely exposed for highlights so I can get the atmosphere right in the beginning. Planning is a good think, only when you know your actual personal and software abilities. For example I know my Leica M240 has astonishing shadow recovery. And when you think about it the light is the one that makes the atmosphere in a photo. Everything else is second so expose for the subject and think how you want the light to be…

Check the short 30 sec step by step video of photo editing with Luminar.

Photo editing in Luminar- recovery of a bad photo

Leica M for Motion Picture projects

This is an article about using Leica M240 for motion picture projects. Read more here.

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Leica M on Moza AirCross gimbal

Recently purchased Moza AirCross gimbal to accompany my Leica M and Leica D-Lux for motion video projects….

Read more here

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GTT Ltd. Exhibition Presentation Movie

Video can be seen here:

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New design for

Metalsistem's completely revamped new design to match and improve on the original is well organized and in Bulgarian language. Product galleries accompany each product that is being displayed. Colors for text and accents are carefully selected to draw attention to the main objects across the site. All in all a lot of information for the customer convenience in a very well organised way to work equally well on desktop and mobile devices.

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Adobe CS6 and photographer's life after macOS 10.14 Mojave

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Standard Lightroom 6 panels

A lot has been said about the compatibility and missing features of Adobe standalone applications like CS6. Past week Adobe released version 7 of Lightroom and with that put an end to standalone RAW editor for users. You will have to get on the hook and start paying while using. Lightroom 6 was in to versions- standalone that you will buy and use for as long as it is supported by your operating system and CC version which was subscription based. Already with version 6 Adobe set a dual standard…
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JAWS CAPITAL small but elegant site

Small but elegant one page website to host everything you want on a business card. Check it out here:

JAWS Capital simple website

and how it looks on mobile

JAWS Capital simple website - mobile version

GTT Ltd - new website

Новият сайт на СТЕЛАЖИТЕ БГ е готов. Изключително голямо внимание е обърнато на форматирането на текстът в сайтът. Приятен и подреден улеснява четенето… нов сайтSee More...

GTT Ltd. new company website and logo creation

Final version of GTT LTD (Джи Ти Ти ООД) website is live. See it at

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Leica 90/2 APO ASPH focus repair

There are two focusing issues you might experience- front or back focusing. In my case my Leica 90 APO f2 lens was front focusing in the beginning.

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The most epic panorama photo I have ever done

116 megapixels panorama image

This image consists of 13 separate shots, made with my Leica M 240 and Leica 35/1.4 FLE lens. The final image is 500 MB TIFF file with the resolution of 37097 by 4076 pixels, cropped down to 37097 by 3119 pixels. Absolutely amazing. In terms of megapixels this image is about 116 Megapixels cropped… Image is viewable here.

Джи Ти Ти ООД - Metalsistem продуктова фотография

Продуктова фотография за фирма ГТТ - Metalsistem, показана в сайтът на Mr. Bricolage

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Leica Summilux 50 / 1.4 ASPH sharpness

Check out the sharpness of Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH wide open.

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FIFA WORLD CUP lands in Sofia

See more pictures inside…

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Featured in the book "Colors of Orthodoxy"


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Video editing for HUTO MACHINES BV

final cut editing for Huto BV

Super Leica service department

The greatest camera gets the best service period…

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First snow 2017


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Wine tasting

What an unparalleled weekend it was. Wine tasting, dinners with friends and Grigor Dimitrov is a champion at ATP World Tour Finals. Joy to use my Leica M with Leica Summilux 35/1.4 FLE at the wine tasting event too.

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Luminar in action

Step by step how to make poor image stand out with the help of Luminar.

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Showcased at Nick Cates Design's website

Great to see my work showcased by some of the top website designers. My website Bonev Photography and my design for Rick Reinert's Gallery website are honored in his website showcase section.


Showcased at Nick Cates website

Showcased at Nick Cates website

Leica 50 mm f1.4 Summilux ASPH sharpness wide open

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Correct exposure is everything, correct White Balance even more!

correct exposure and white balance LUMU

Great article by LUMU Labs, which features one of my photographs.

From Amateur to Professional: 10 tips to achieve the perfect photo article here


Engines - Fuel - Girls - Rubber

Check it out here.

Drag racing

LUMU POWER & Five versions of one photo

From left to right, top to bottom (measured with LUMU Power, color and light):

1. Original photo with Auto Balance in camera
2. Original photo, color temperature measured with LUMU Power.
3. Color temperature measured with LUMU Power + Kodak Portra 400 UC
4. Color temperature measured with LUMU Power + Kodak Portra 800
5. Color temperature measured with LUMU Power + Kodak Tried-X 400

5 photo verison

Emil Atanasov portrait session

Check the gallery here.

Emil Atanasov photo session

Second Prize in Architecture

Colors of Orthodoxy - Bulgaria

second prize in colors of orthodoxy Bulgaria

Futured on LUMU blog

Featured on LUMU blog

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...and the Store goes live

Photography and book store is alive.

For now I will be putting only my best photographies for sale. If you have a specific request for a photo from one of the galleries let me know and I will update. I accept paypal and you can use paypal to pay with credit or depit cards. Also checks in US is possible by using "direct order" under payment method. I will send the link to the image once it actually post on my account so this methos is really not preferable but it is an option.

Lumu Power arrived and unboxed

Lumu unboxed and quick tested.

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As a continuation of my work from ArtShots, Leica Photography and now BONEV PHOTOGRAPHY is born. This website will include all the galleries from the previous work but it is more polished, renewed and optimized for the viewer.

New Search section to help everyone find what they are looking for

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2017 looking forward

2017 maybe will be the most special year to date. A lot is in the plan for road trips. Maybe even some new ventures will be happening this year. Stay tuned and make sure to like us on Facebook or Instagram.

Galleries no longer will be removed!

After sometime of developing, the website is moved to another location which will allow galleries to stay permanently. This is great because we no longer have size limit issue, which brings better images and better experience with the website.


Рожен 2015 / Rozhen 2015

Гайдар с каба гайда.

Bagpiper with kaba-pipe

bag piper

Leica repair and adjustment

How all went smooth as butter.

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A place for M

a place for leica M

In the Sky tonight

in the sky tonight

Lines by Summicron 2

lines by summicron

Above the Clouds

above the clouds

Focusing Brilliance

Leica M with Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASHP

Always precise on the object

focus brilliance

Lines by Summicron

lines by 28 mm summicron


Hugo desktop

My new Hugo desktops

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Lights by Summilux 50/1.4

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Morning fog with Leica M and 50/1.4

After number of attempts to get this to Facebook I gave up. They compress the photos and this one does not like compression because of the so many shades. Enjoy

morning fog


Playing with shadows

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Roof structure

roof structure

Magnolia Cemetery

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Beautiful tree blossom

beautiful blossom

Kudu coffee house

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Only for hard pertol heads: Jaguar F-Type


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First shot with Leica M and Summilux-R 50mm @1.4

very fist shot with Leica M

UFO at Sullivan Island

UFO at Sullivan's Island

Maybe a room of a future artist

artist wall

Wedding preparation

It was a good wedding...

wedding preparation

Wall picture

Soon will be hanged on my wall behind me. Lovely Ravenel Bridge picture flavored with Leica 50mm Summilux-R f1.4 and a CAD drawing of the supports.

wall picture design

Wonderful day for a tennis lesson

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Sky is the limit


Bike ride by a lake

at the pond

Boat and red sky

boat red sky

Time for work

bridge photo shoot

Bid Preparation photos

Snow in South Carolina 2014


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iPhone 5

Nothing better to do so I took my Leica 50 mm 1.4 Summilux-R and took a picture of my phone.
focusing perfection iPhone 5

Leica shoot out


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Artistic even when cooking


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The timeless Poursche by Design is in the Gallery section

Porsche by design

Merry Christmas

Christmas tree

Wet morning

through the window