After some advice from here I tried to use my OFC flash as fill when shooting in harsh sun (6pm) for some pre-prom shots. The location was a building background the kids liked. The sun was camera R so I set up my flash camera L. I was hoping to balance the dark shadow on the L side of the shot. The flash is being fired from the on camera flash. The sun was directly hitting the flash sensor. The flash would not fire with every shot. Some times it fire and sometimes it didn't. Being new at OCF I couldn't get my settings right due to the inconsistancy of the flash firing and my inexperience. I even planned ahead and took the wife to the desired location to do some test shots. That helped me to quickly come up with a plan B and moving the location to something that worked better.
Will the sun effect the function of the flash being fired by the on camera flash? Are there settings I am missing on the camera/flash?
This picture is from last week (not the pre-prom shoot). Last week I asked how to deal with the harsh light and dark shadows. It was suggested to use fill from the flash. That is why I tried it this week. During this shoot I did use the OCF inside a church and it worked great. That is why I was perplexed with lack of firing yesterday.