_Photo by Dan Bracaglia _

Blur can be a scary thing. It’s capable of ruining even the most perfectly-timed image. But, it can also be an extremely useful tool for showing action and movement in a scene. This month’s issue has a quick tip for getting attractive blur from fast-moving subjects.

Send us your best motion-blurred action shots by June 3 and you could win $100 and get your photo published in an upcoming issue of Popular Photography.

Your subject can be anything from sports to kids or anything else that moves in front of the camera. Get creative and good luck!