Weekly Photo Contest: Blur

Photo submission by Chavista

Blurry shots are definitely not always a bad thing. Blur can be used in photography in so many ways. Whether to show motion or time lapse, bring attention to a detail, add an air of mystery, or just for a cool looking abstract shot, there are so many instances where a bit of blur is just what you need. This week we're focusing on just that.

The contest begins now and ends Tuesday August 19th at 11:59 PDT. Good luck!

It's also time to announce the winner of our last photo contest! I can't believe how many fantastically creative photos were entered last week! The winner is...

Photo submission by contest winner Chomo41

Taken with iPhone 4S, Olloclip macro lens, no edits

Congrats to forum member chomo41 for snagging a win in our Up Close and Personal photo contest. It was so hard to pick just one winner this week, but your photo came out on top. Great job! We'll be contacting you shortly with your prize!

Now on to the details of this week's photo contest...

The prize: $25 iTunes gift card

The winners of this week's photo contest will snag a $25 iTunes gift card to use towards whatever they want in both iTunes and the App Store! Been eyeing some new photo editing apps you'd really like to get your hands on? Here's your chance to snag some of them, compliments of iMore! And just because you guys are all so awesome, we're going to pick two winners this week!

The rules

Submitted photos must have been taken with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

We'll check the EXIF data of the original file to verify and any edits must have been done with an iPhone or iPad app. No Photoshop, Lightroom, or other external editing programs! If you have external lens accessories such as an Olloclip or other snap-on lens, you are more than welcome to use them.

You can submit as many photos as you'd like, but remember, this is a contest, so make sure you submit your best work!


Now, before you run off to take your photo, remember that it's not technical skill alone that will claim this prize. Even if you're not the best photographer (yet!), a great eye and a great subject can still get you the win.

However, a little help can never hurt, so make sure you check out our iPhone photography series for some tips.

How to submit

Submitting your photos is easy. just head over to the iMore Photography Forum and post your photos to the official contest thread. Don't forget to state what device you have and which apps, if any, you used to edit your photo!

That's it! Now go out and shoot!


Michelle Haag