Here's a test shot I made with one SB800 mounted on a monopod, a Strobist approach. Saw a video on the site. You attach a strobe to a monopod (cord or transmitter) and that allows you at least a 3-4 foot range to position it anywhere. You shoot at 1/8 to 1/4 power manual mode, strobe set to 50mm, camera set to manual at its highest sync speed. I found it quite intuitive if not a little heavy. I might add a counter weight to the monopod next time to ballance the weight. In the Strobist way (Cripes this sounds so Catholic) I metered the BG and then closed the aperture two stops, shutter at the max sync speed which in my case is 1/180. Here the strobe was image right about 3 feet. This was brutal mid day light. An available light shot would have had Lowell looking dark and murky in the shadows under the trees unless you based exposure on him which would have ruined the ambient bg light. A TTL shot might have been acceptable but would be rather unimpressively flat as there would have been an averaging of bg to subject with respect to light. This may be old hat to professionals but its all new to me.