(really not sure where to post this thread so if a moderator could please move if needed) Seeing as there has been alot of guys battling with getting decent pics of their rigs, I thought I'd try out some different ideas to show how they come out. My camera is a Nikon D5000, with a 50mm F1.4 lens and a SB-600 external flash. I have not tweaked these pics other than to correct the white balance. the ambient light was sunlight coming in through a door on the right. Photo at generic settings and no flash: This was taken at 200 ISO with an aperture of F8. Settings almost any camera will do. Note that it took a 2 second exposure, and I am using a tripod. This time at a Higher ISO and bigger aperture: This time the ISO was 1600, and the aperture F2. The difference is the shutter speed was now 1/50 of a second. And the reason why not everything is in focus is that the bigger the aperture, the smaller the area of focus is.