Last Saturday Barry, Nathan and Toshiyuki braved the elements to come to the first FAM class. Since outdoor locations were a no-no, we changed the location and shot in Umeda, in and around the newly renovated JR Osaka station. Sadly, as we were on private property, we weren't able to use our tripod very much. In normal situations it doesn't bother me too much, but for an introductory photo lesson, it was a bummer. Oh well, we'll do better next time.
But in any case, judging by the comments from the guys so far, they weren't disappointed. We went over some basic and not-so basic techniques on getting the correct exposure in manual mode. For those who don't use it, it seems daunting, but it's actually simpler than it seems.
Anyways, here are some snaps I took, all converted to B&W with Aperture's Monochrome Mixer.