Image study nights are a time for member to receive critique and feedback on images. Typically, an image is shown the members offer comments on how to make an image better via crop, cloning, texture, tone, or distracting elements.
The image maker then will comment on the intent behind the image, what they are attempting to convey through the image. Many times, the maker will take feedback received rework the image and use the photo in a competition.
The image study is a place to help improve the final image created.