Janet Smith lives in Massachusetts and has been photographing things in the world for a very long time. Her interest in photography began when she received an Instamatic camera and accidentally made a double exposure showing her pet ducks walking on a Florida beach.

She learned the art of photography by attending field workshops in landscape and nature photography with Perry Conway, David Middleton, Art Wolfe, and Lewis Kemper. She studied black and white photography at Harvard University with Christopher James and participated in master classes at the Maine Media Workshops with Len Jenshel, Lilo Raymond, Olivia Parker, and Sam Abell.

Her photographs have been accepted in juried shows at the Cambridge Art Association,Griffin Museum of Photography, the Concord Art Association, the South Shore Art Center, Rocky Neck Art Center, and the Arlington Center for the Arts. Her photographs have won awards in regional and national shows and are in private collections in the US and beyond.