If you've seen any of his work, Gavin Jensen is quickly becoming a master of all things camera and light. I'm fortunate to call him my friend and he was kind enough to take Steve and I in yesterday to absorb some of his knowledge. He setup light stands, a background, and some tables in his garage and we spent the afternoon playing with photo and light.
With only one external flash to my name I had a bunch of fun seeing what I could do with that light defying what the Sun gives us outside and with the lightbox and a bunch of objects inside. Another part of the afternoon I still spent learning but was also sitting on the modeling chair while Gav and Steve played with lighting portraits. Once I have copies of some of those shots I'll definitely post (including the evilest of all Kevin photos).
Here's what I got from the day. Time to get a couple other simple pieces of equipment then watch out 'cause I'll be wandering around town and you might get flashed and shot. ;) Thanks for lending some of your patience and expertise, Gav!