SmugMug Corner #91: Robert Resnick

It's been a busy week around the Corner (voting for CCC#84 and the April 2011 PotM started yesterday)... but there's no better way to wrap up a busy week than with a fantastic SmugMug Corner photographer interview. This we get to know a Photoshop Artist from Wisconsin, Rob Resnick.

Name: Robert Resnick

Tell us a little about yourself.

My name is Robert Resnick. I grew up in the beautiful state of Wisconsin and have spent much of my time working in the field of photography. I currently live in the city of Oshkosh and after managing a Photo Lab for 13 years, I am now a Photoshop Artist at Image Studios, a commercial photo studio, in Appleton Wisconsin.

Awaiting Flight

What is your background/training in photography?

It all started when I took a photography class in college. I am primarily self-taught and have learned most of what I know now by building upon the basic foundation I received in that class. It was that experience which piqued my interest in photography that still continues today.

In the Shadow of El Captain

Paradise Revealed

How long has photography been a passion for you? When, where and how did it start?

I have been taking photos since I was a kid but it wasn’t until college that it really became a passion for me. As a Photographer and also an Artist, I have always been drawn to the amazing beauty all around us. It has been a passion of mine to capture just a glimpse of all that God has created.

Surfs Up!

What equipment is in your camera bag? What piece of equipment will be added to the collection next?

I have been shooting for the past three years with the Fuji S5 Pro SLR. For those who are not familiar with that camera, it is essentially a Nikon D200 with a Fuji Super CCD Sensor. I chose this camera for its ability to capture a wide latitude of exposure, which has definitely paid off. I use Nikon glass, a 16-85mm VR and a 70-300mm VR lens. I prefer not to haul around more lenses than I can carry. I find that these two lenses provide me with the range for most of the images I would like to shoot. Last but not least, I make sure to use my Manfrotto tripod with a pistol grip ball head in order to assure my images are sharp. If I could add one more lens it might either be a macro or a super wide angle. A Nikon D3 would be nice also but not quite in the budget.

The Journey

Autumn on the Eau Claire

What are your favorite places/subjects to photograph? Why?

I love photographing almost anything outdoors in its environment. Part of what motivates me is the hunt for the perfect shot and being at the right place at the right time. I love it when all of the pieces of the puzzle come together to reveal the perfect shot.

Awaiting the Dawn

Who are your biggest photographic influences? Why? What about their work influences your work?

This is one question which I have to say is not one that I can easily answer. I have seen many incredible photographers, some of whom I work with, but there really isn’t a single photographer that has been a big influence on me.


Ramona Falls

How long have you been Smug with your photographs? What features do you most enjoy with your SmugMug account?

I have been with SmugMug for just over two years now. I love the look that SmugMug gives me, the customization and crisp clean layout. I also love the convenience it provides me and those who visit my site. The fact that they print and ship for me gives me more time to work on what I love - getting the perfect shot.


If you had do sum up in 50 words or less the impact SmugMug has made on your photography/photography business, those 50 words would be...

Fifty thumbs up!

Cajun Jam Session

Winter's Rest

If you had to give one piece of advice to those wanting to pursue photography, what would you tell them?

If you love it, you should pursue it! It may sound simple but if you have passion for what you do you will enjoy it whether it is a hobby or a career.

Into Eternity

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Fri, 2011–03–25 23:11
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