The Monthly Challenge for January 28, 2016 is Painting with Lights Still Life or Holiday Lights. The still life option involves using a slow shutter speed to "paint with light." The idea, as illustrated at the last meeting, is to create an interesting light effect on whatever objects are in your image with a simple flashlight. The photographs above, which were taken at the last meeting, illustrate the concept.
Here are two videos on YouTube that discuss the technique:
Here's the PowerPoint from the meeting with a description of what you'll need to create the effect:
The Monthly Challenge Gallery is ready for your Painting with Light Still Life or Holiday Lights images. Looking forward to seeing what you all come up with.