There are so many situations in everyday life that can be sources of current and future creative inspiration, especially when you have a creative block.

How do you become better at actually capitalizing on their inspirational creative value?

One way is to get an easy-to-use video camera and start capturing situations which provide creative inspiration.

Having a video camera with me nearly all the time this year has not only allowed capturing blatantly creative images, but has also refined my eye for spotting hidden creative moments in more mundane situations.

Figure out which type of video camera works best for you - it could be a Flip, a Kodak (that's for former BMA board president Jeff Hayzlett!), or your PDA. Find the video camera that allows you to video at a moment's notice and build an inspiration reserve for when you hit a creative block. - Mike Brown