These are a couple of my first few shots of the day:
And some headshots with different lighting:
The biggest value for me was the opportunity to dedicate some time purely to practice and learn. It was a good crowd and the group discussion was also invaluable - all in all, a fun day.
It was good to confirm that we've not been doing it all wrong - a lightmeter might refine what we're doing and overall we'll just be more confident.
If you're starting out or even just want some practice, I'd recommend this or a similar event with Nick. A relaxed pace and a friendly atmosphere, only six photographers and Brit as the model for an eight hour session - for what I consider a reasonable price.