Stefano is a great teacher, not least because he is completely and utterly honest about what he does and how he does it, from lighting (he does achieve a lot in such a compact home studio!) to interaction with the subject. From a model's point of view, I can say that Stefano is really, really great at encouragement - VERY vocal while shooting, which helps a lot and also goes a long way towards setting the particular mood that he tends to go for. His shooting tends to be quite fast-paced, so there is less 'Pose. Click. Pose. Click' (though there's nothing wrong with that, and in general I can often be quite a 'deliberate' poser) and more 'let's just go a bit crazy in front of the camera without stopping', which results more in the kind of energy of image you'll see below.
First, I'll show some shots by Chris, who I thought did very well and is a great photographer himself.
Here's one Stefano took as a demo shot during the tuition, to show one of the lighting set ups:
And after Chris had gone, Stefano and I did a quick mini-shoot ourselves for fun. I do mean quick - these were taken in ten minutes:
... Any favourites?