Category Archives: BLOG

September 2015

Greetings everyone

It’s been a while…Now that fall is upon us I’m excited for another golden opportunity photographing the Aspens blanketing the high country here in Santa Fe.

Shifting gears

Starting my career in the visual arts as a painter, I relied on simple photo references taken with an inexpensive instamatic camera … remember those??

When sophisticated digital Cameras and innovative software entered the scene, I realized it was time to put away the paints and brushes; fearlessly, I challenged myself in unfamiliar territory with hope of finding new methods for creative expression.

My strong determination and resolve resulted in gratification much beyond anything I could ever have imagined! For the last several years my Workshops, Tours and Webinars have demanded my full attention. Feeling the need for a hiatus to allow time for my own creative projects, my upcoming November 2015 workshop will be my final Santa Fe workshop. The future includes a book, new website/blog and online tutoring. These latest projects will enable me to share my artistic work flow and help you stay inspired and impassioned in reaching your artistic goals.

Exciting NEWS STUFF…

I hope you all get a chance to read my interview appearing in the Fall 2015 issue of PHOTOGRAPHER’S FORUM magazine including the honoring my Camargue horse image which appears on the front cover!

Cover of September Photographer's Forum
Click to read the article in Photographer’s Forum.

If you are not a subscriber you can do so online at A beautiful publication featuring great interviews of professional photographers, equipment reviews, workshops and portfolio submissions. I also encourage everyone to enter their work in the annual “BEST of PHOTOGRAPHY” competition sponsored by Photographers Forum offering great exposure and prizes for emerging professionals.

My inclusion in a new book entitled “THE SOFT TOUCH“.

Cover of the book &quote;The Soft Touch"

“…importantly, the book reveals a wealth of image manipulation techniques for creating amazing, evocative effects both in camera and in the digital darkroom. Included; a bonus chapter featuring the work of three noted contemporary fine art shooters who use soft-focus and diffusion with stunning, gallery quality results.”

Click here to preorder The Soft Touch.

Announcing my OCTOBER 9, 2015 show opening, 901 Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Different Strokes featuring Deborah Gold and Bobbie Goodrich
Different Strokes2

My November 5-9th 2015 CREATIVE ARTISTRY WORKSHOP II with genius photographer Tony Sweet has only ONE space available.

Tony’s in–camera dynamic approach to photography is amazing coupled with introduction to the newest and most innovative software for RAW image conversion. Learning Bobbie’s imaginative style will provide any photographer a higher inspiration and knowledge for expansion of artistic goals.

For details and registration:

“Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.”
Ansel Adams

Best always


Shadow & Light Magazine: Road Warrior

Road Warrior-Shadow & light MagazineI’m proud to be the featured “Road Warrior” in this issue of Shadow & Light Magazine. The Road Warrior section features photographers who spend a good deal of time on the road, from workshop leaders to National Geographic photographers to photojournalists to travel photographers.
Follow this link to read the article.




Black & White Spider Award 2014


Dust Bath © Bobbie Goodrich 2013

“Dust Bath” Etosha National Park © Bobbie Goodrich 2013

LOS ANGELES–10/2/2014 – Professional photographer BOBBIE GOODRICH of USA was presented with the 9th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Nominee in the category of WILDLIFE at a prestigious Nomination & Winners PhotoShow webcast Saturday, October 18, 2014.

The live online gala was attended by photography fans around the globe who logged on to see the climax of the industry’s most important event for black and white photography.

“It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 8,508 entries from 73 countries that we received this year,” said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director.
BOBBIE GOODRICH’S “WALKING LEOPARD” and “DUST BATH” both exceptional images entered in the WILDLIFE Category, represents black and white photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present her with the title of NOMINEE in the 9th annual BLACK & WHITE SPIDER AWARDS.

You can view the 9th Annual Winners Gallery at:
BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS is the leading international award honoring excellence in black and white photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in black and white photography.
Walking Leopard © Bobbie Goodrich 2013

“Walking Leopard” © Bobbie Goodrich 2013

Upcoming Topaz Labs Webinar

Bobbie Goodrich - Topaz Labs WebinarOn Safari with Bobbie Goodrich:
Creative Interpretation of African Wildlife

Topaz Labs Webinar
July 8, 2014

4pm central time
(2pm pacific, 3pm mountain, 5 pm eastern)

Details and Registration Here

Please join me for my TOPAZ LABS WEBINAR this upcoming Tuesday, July 8th.  I’ll be demonstrating various techniques I use for transforming raw captured images from my camera into works of fine art photography. The creative process is intuitive once you’ve mastered the tools you can use to unleash your creativity.   


                    Raw image                                                                              Final Interpretation

© Bobbie Goodrich 2014

Engaging in the creative process requires imagination and originality. Honing your technical skills until they become instinctive will allow for the Creative Flow to emerge, fusing the two.

I invite you to also check out upcoming Santa Fe Workshops, and International Photo Tours for 2014 – 2015.

Wishing everyone a Happy 4th of July!



Horses of the Camargue 2014 Video

This is video from my recent tour to Camargue, France where the wild horses are central to the culture. Included here are the very exciting Flamenco Horses that I experienced for the first time! We will be visiting them again on the 2015 Camargue Tour. Next year’s itinerary is online here.



Raw to Wow Slideshow 2014

This is my latest slideshow of the raw image files and then the final photographic image I’ve created using Photoshop and a collection of filters and skins including Topaz™ software. I teach these processes in my workshops which you learn about here.

Exposure Workflow with Bobbie Goodrich

Zebras-finalAlienSkin has featured me again in their blog. This time I demonstrate the sequence of steps taken to achieve a particular look and feeling in a finished photograph using Alien Skin’s Exposure. I suggest you try these steps on one of your raw images, and share with me your results!

How to Wow Slideshow

I’ve added to new slide show of my work from Raw to Wow process that illustrates the transformation from a raw image file to a complete work of art. I teach this process in my How to Wow Workshop which I offer a couple of times a year.


International Pollux Award

Hi Everyone

Camargue Water Sports - © Bobbie Goodrich Want to share the good news… I just received notice that my “Camargue Water Sports” image submission in the prestigious 5th Annual International Pollux Competition won FIRST place in the Wildlife/Animal Category and also honoring me as an artist.

This image and others will be on exhibition at the Municipal Heritage Museum in Malaga, Spain, Sept 18th -Nov 9th, 2014.

Please click on the link below to view the images and learn more about this great competition. I was also honored as a finalist in the People Category for my image of a Himba girl taken during a recent trip to Nambia.

Photography Art with Bobbie Goodrich – Alien Skin Software

Botswana Leopard - © Bobbie GoodrichWell known fine art & wildlife photographer Bobbie Goodrich shares her story, and gives you a glimpse into what makes her captivating imagery. Bobbie has been featured on the blog before. Check out the article:

Bobbie Goodrich at Alien Skin Software Blog.

The rest of this article comes from her. Thanks, Bobbie!

Sossusvlei, Nambia - Bobbie Goodrich