flash test

I'm constantly doing photo tests, whether it's testing out a new piece of equipment, and idea, a material, or something else. I got a new flash, and have been toying with the idea of doing a little series with my salt & pepper shaker collection. Not sure quite yet if I will, but I did do a little playing around this evening for the non pro photo readers....
Straight forward flash (above), shoe mounted on camera pointed directly at objects. Yuck.
Bounce flash. Shoe mounted with flash head tilted up towards the ceiling. 
Off camera flash. Lit from overhead & behind objects. This can be done with an off camera shoe cord, transmitter, or....I did this with a table top tripod, shutter release, long exposure and firing the flash by hand. 

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