Thanks again

Just one more question if I may. Outdoors esp with the afternoon summers sun. The working distance may be limited. Diffusion is a no no. Ok. If a friend holds a white reflector for me, could I bounce it off that or would that also be limited? Would you then suggest a straight bare flash.

In the past while you can lower the flash output, I found that it helps but still may get that harsh look. Maybe that is how it's going to be.