In some situations, lens flare can be a bad thing. So bad, in fact, that it can totally ruin an image. But, other times it can be an incredible creative device, lending drama and mystery to a finished image.

In this month’s magazine, Carol Wienberg used backlight and lens flare for a glamorous portrait. Show us how you use flare to great effect by May 1st; you could earn $100 and get your photo published in the pages of Popular Photography.

Be creative! Good luck!