It’s that time of year in the northern hemisphere, the nights are drawing in, and if you happen to have one of those day job things, the chances of you seeing much daylight to take photos in are limited.  So now it’s time to embrace artificial lighting to see you through the winter months.  If you’re in the southern hemisphere, happy summer, you’ll have to do this at night ;o)

Your challenge for this month is to investigate different artificial light sources you may have available to you, and the affect they have on your photos.  This includes overhead lights, desk lamps and also, if it has one, your camera flash.  Find an object and photograph it on a plain white background under different lighting conditions to see how the different light sources behave (a sheet of paper should work for this)

As a second challenge, see if you have anything that can affect one or more of your direct light sources to alter its behaviour, either by reflecting it or filtering it.

I look forward to seeing what you come up with!