I wanted to photograph some glass crystal figures and would like some advice on how to get the best results.
I have tried with the 3 halogen lights that I have but no matter how I position them I can not seem to get any real sparkle or refraction in the crystal facets, the following are some sample shots that I have teken, 2 with just natural light in my garage and 2 with natural light plus flash.
Taken with 100mm macro ISO 100, f11 and variable shutter speeds
2.5 seconds no flash
2 seconds, built in flash at -1 compensation
1.6 seconds no flash
1.3 seconds built in flash at -1 compensation