The Big One... to be honest I couldn't put my finger on what that actually was. Perhaps the beauty light or the last light setup used. The term wasn't mentioned during the day just on the flyer.
It was a bit of a mixed bag for the day, the beginning was interesting with a talk on colour theory, complementary colours, what colours don't work with this kind of photography and then an hour or so spent going through the four principle lighting setups, after that the studio was setup and the model was put into action and we went through the ligthing setups and took turns taking shots and posing the model. I wasn't overly excited about that part I was more interested in the lighting.
There were a few greedy people who jumped in every opportunity they could get and given that the lighting was done by a wireless trigger it was hard to pry it away from them, two guys kinda wrecked that side of the day, as an example I went close to filling up a 512mb card shooting in RAW (10% in ISO 100 the rest at ISO 1600) while this nameless person managed to fill 2 x 1gig cards shooting in RAW 50% of the shots at ISO 100
It was nice to talk to a few local photographers though and check out some of the hardware.
Below are a couple of shots taken from the day, the first two just candids and the last one of my shots from the day which has Slej's SF action applied using the lens option and an edge mask and then dropped back down to 30% as the light was already fairly soft.
50mm 1/50 f1.8 ISO 1600 - Neat Image & High Pass Sharpening
24-70 @ 24mm 1/25 f2.8 ISO 1600 - Neat Image & High Pass Sharpening
50mm 1/125 f6.3 ISO 100 - Mitch's SF & edge mask, Eye retouch, shadow lift hair and lower face, blemish removal, high pass sharpening, slight saturation and contrast boost.