Petar Neychev - Photographer Menu

A few words about me

I am a person hooked on observing the world around me. The emotions and the character of those around me always fascinate me. It's a privilege to be able to capture them. I'm also a perfectionist and persistent critic (as in able to discern). Yes, we live in an imperfect world but we shouldn't stop making it better.

I first saw the magic of photography as a child while developing the b&w family photos at home with my dad. In 2006 I decided to enter again into the world of capturing moments, this time in digital format. Since then I have been photographing weddings, engagements, lifestyle portraits, products and architecture. I also take commercial stock photos.

Each shoot is a creative challenge which I appreciate. This is also valid for my personal projects, where I try to show my take on everyday situations, famous places, unique concepts or simply - this which is before me every day. I also try to regularly share my thoughts and experiences of all things photography on my blog at http://blog.petarneychev.com

I'm 32-years old and currently live in The Netherlands. I fully support the sharing of knowledge and experience, so if you're looking for a partner to discuss photography, take on a challenging project or think I could help you in any other way - get in touch with me. You will not find me on any social networking website, but I would gladly take the time to answer your phone call, stay connected via email or meet up in the area where I live (or travel through).

Let's make things better. Together.

The equipment I use

I'm not supported by any of the brands which I use. I select my tools carefully, based primarily on how they perform in real life and how reliable they are in the long term. I've posted my real-life use reviews of some of these items on my blog. I'll be reviewing newly added tools as they come, so stay tuned.

  • Cameras
  • Canon EOS 5D, 5D MKIII
  • Sony alpha NEX-5N (personal work and scouting)
  • Olympus OM-1, Ilford B&W and Fuji color films (personal work on film)
  • Lenses & Filters
  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.4
  • Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro
  • Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L MKII
  • Canon 70-200mm f/4L
  • Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG
  • B&W UV and polarizing filters, Heliopan ND
  • Lighting & Modifiers
  • Elinchrom Quadra Ranger RX with A-heads
  • Elinchrom Skyport wireless triggers
  • Elinchrom lighting modifiers
  • modified Nikon SBs
  • Manfrotto supports
  • Processing & Storage
  • Lenovo ThinkPad W701 workstation
  • Eizo CS230 calibrated with X-Rite ColorMunki Photo
  • Wacom intuos4 tablet
  • X-Rite ColorChecker Passport
  • Adobe Photoshop CS5
  • LaCie external drives