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Yeah, experimenting with bouncing the flash from a natural angle can give great results. You just need to experiment. Often times bouncing the flash from above a window or other natural light source gives you similar lighting to the natural ambient just brighter and with more fill. Lots of ways to do it, but the whole point of bouncing light is to make it look more natural and not like a flash so pay attention to where light comes from naturally and bounce from that location if possible. Remember that bouncing off of colored walls will 'tint' the light, which can be good or bad.

I am always swiveling the flash to different directions based on where I want the light to come from, but usually it up and tilted to a 30-45 degree angle. Light often looks most natural coming from above and to an angle.
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