Subject is outdoors in bright sunlight when the sun is high up. Dark shadows are on the subject's face. Reflectors are not available but an external flash is. Using FP sync is undesirable.
Shoot with a large aperture as bokeh is desired. At the same time, get rid of or at least minimise the shadows on the subject's face.
Use an ND filter so that the shutter speed used can be within the flash's sync speed. At the same time use fill-in flash.
Will the above work? Would I need to do anything else? Has anyone tried this before? Are there any other ways to do it without requiring big/large equipment (when travelling)?
I have been in this kind of situation before. I have tried using FP sync but it didn't help much at all. Been thinking about how to solve this problem without using a reflector as there usually isn't anyone to help out holding the reflector.
Appreciate opinions and comments.