Never be afraid to say you don't know everything. The learning is often the best part of the journey...
I used flash lighting at college many moons ago but then sort of stopped using it and, over time, developed an irrational fear for the subject, preferring sunshine instead. Put me in a studio and I look a bit like a perplexed and frightened rabbit.
Gavin enthusiastically and clearly explained, step by step, how to set up and light various fashion style shots. Answering all our questions along the way and then letting us try out the styles for ourselves.
The evening was relaxed and fun and by the end of it much of my fear had gone and I can't wait to get back into the studio again to try things out and get better. I don't think I'll ever let go of sunshine, but I might have been converted enough to incorporate more flash photography in my future work.
Watch this space.
I strongly suggest anyone looking to get more into strobe photography keeps an eye on Gavin's workshops. Well worth attending.
Thank you Gavin and Nikita :)