OCF = Off-Camera Flash. And OCF is the name of the game. Why? Because off camera flash gives you control over light direction. And you can have fun, like here, in today’s shoot:
(1/125 sec, 200 ISO, f/8)
The yellow flash fires into the camera, This works fine with some lenses, but not with others. If you get a lot of flare when trying this, try another lens, use the lens hood, and remove any protective lens filters.
This yellow flash and the purple flash are speedlights fitted with Honl photo grids and gels. The main light was a beauty dish on our left; fill light was a softbox on our right, feathered forward. As hair light, a snooted light on our left behind, aimed forward (not visible). So:
The speedlights and one strobe were fired using Pocketwizards; the other two strobes with their light-sensing cells.
The moral: try and have some fun with your speedlights and strobes.