Putting my knew learned knowledge into action, I tried two different setups at home using one and two of my Yingnuo YN460-IIs, all during a sunny day.
Setting 1: Self portrait on our red couch, against south-window. Flash 1 through white umbrella, positioned about 45° on right side of face, pointing slightly downwards. Second "fill" flash standing on table at left side of face, using a small 16x22cm Softbox-diffusor, pointing upwards.
|Ambient shot, recognize the sunny day|
|Two flash shot, ambient light slightly underexposed|
|Flash positions revealed - ambient fully underexposed|
|Final Self-portrait result|
Setting 2: "Product"-shots in the middle of our living room, one flash with 16x22cm Softbox-diffusor used "hand-held", lowest setting, camera on tripod.
|Ambient shot with straight flash|
(black chair used as "stand")
|Camera settings reduced to completely darken ambient light|
|Final result with flash pointing downwards from top front|
|Second try, some more finishing work was necessary here|
|Finally, my Oakley|
(could have used the second flash here to highlight from behind)
I am perfectly happy with these results, even in non-ideal environment (no backdrop, umbrella reflections etc.), which makes me looking forward doing more "Strobist" work.