Finding inspiration in everyday life

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© Cristian Bortes. Taken on a Canon PowerShot S3 IS using f/4 and 1/125 sec.

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© Cristian Bortes. Taken on a Canon PowerShot S3 IS using f/4 and 1/400 sec.

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© Jaanus Silla. Taken on a Canon EOS 450D using f/4.0, 1/160 sec and ISO 320

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© Jaanus Silla. Taken on a Canon EOS 450D using f/16.0, 1/160 sec and ISO 200

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© Debarshi Ray. Taken on a Canon EOS 60D using f/10.0, 1/250 sec and ISO 200

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© Cristian Bortes. Taken on a Canon 500D using f/4.5, 1/500 sec and ISO 320

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© Debarshi Ray. Taken on a Canon EOS 60D using f/10.0, 1/250 sec and ISO 200

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© Cristian Bortes. Taken on a Canon EOS 500D using f/5.6, 1/1000 sec and ISO 100

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© Richard Bostock. Taken on a Canon EOS400D using f/8.0, 1/640 and ISO 400

Inspiration. It's what helps us to be creative or to do things that someone hasn't done before. Maybe it drives us to go one step bigger and better than last time. It's those real light-bulb moments that make you think 'Wow! I could do that'.

But where do you get inspiration from? It could be a half-remembered conversation, an image you saw in a magazine over someone's shoulder or even your favourite piece of music. When it comes to photography, a good place to start is by looking at some great shots.

So this month, we've got the best of the Spring Colour submissions to the Gallery. We've also turned the spotlight on five Canon Explorers who are professional photographers. Each one from a different walk of life, capturing such a variety of shots from weddings to the Arctic. 

We hope these amazing images give you lots of inspiration to get out and capture this month's subject - My neighbourhood in summer. Once you've got that perfect shot, upload your images on the Gallery for the chance to have your image featured.