“It’s a photo opportunity of a lifetime. Since 2003, Smithsonian Magazine has run an annual contest, offering photographers the chance to have their winning pictures exhibited at the Smithsonian Castle in Washington, D.C. and published in the print edition of its Magazine. In that time, hundreds of thousands of shutterbugs from over 90 countries have submitted their best shots, but only a handful can win. We join judges behind the scenes and a winning photographer behind the lens to answer the question: what makes a simple picture a work of art?”
This is the contest in which my photo of a frog won first place. What were the judges thinking? To find out watch Smithsonian Spotlight Picture Perfect, which airs on the Smithsonian Channel on Tuesday evening (March 8th) at 8:00 and again at 11 (EST). Did I personally make prime time? No, but I think my name will be in the credits.