It's a conceptual masterclass rather than technical - as you'd hope, since he doesn't actually fire the shutter on his own camera. I assume the pompousness comes with selling work with that big of a price tag... Even if his work isn't really up my alley, it'll be interesting to have a chat and get some insight into how a major name in photography works. The masterclass itself is largely portfolio reviews and a lecture or two. It's $600+ for the privilege of hearing the guy talk (thus we're lucky we got the scholarship).
He shoots 8x10" Colour (I forget if its neg or slide), and a selection of frames are digitally combined to reach the final finished piece.