I was testing out a Lightsphere clone on an Olympus OM-D mounted FL-50 flash in portrait mode without a flash bracket. I've heard it said on this forum that some use a Demb Flip-it type attachment in portrait orientation also without a flash bracket. Now it might be me, but in this test shot where the subject is pretty close to a pale wall at the back, the shadows don't look great and there's a lack of modelling for the face even though there's a general lack of harsh shadows. I think a bracket would put the shadows in a better place, but would do little with respect to directional light. I also suspect that diffused off-camera flash from higher up and to the left would be better (easily achieved with my D7000 and SB800) too. Would this be a fair analysis?