Just getting started in photography with an old 35mm SLR and I'd appreciate any tips you all may have however honest! 1st pic is a wheel hub on a lathe. Taken with a 50mm lens at F16 and 1/60 sec exposure with flash at 0.5 meters. The motion of the workpiece had to be added with PS as the shutter was too fast. Any tips on how to make the composition better and more interesting? Both were scanned in colour and converted to B&W in PS with a plugin. 2nd is the engineer doing the work. With a 70-210mm zoom at about 80mm on F16 and 1/60 second exposure with flash at 2 meters. How can I compose a pic like this whilst avoiding picking up the scruffy walls and minimising the shadow behind the engineer? (he has a big nose so that doesn't help either!) Any help and opinions appreciated!