Wireless flash. How do you avoid the internal flash from impacting lighting?

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Wireless flash. How do you avoid the internal flash from impacting lighting?

I noticed that when using the external flash (HVL-F58AM) in wireless mode, the built in flash of the A77 can seriously affect lighting if the subject is close and/or the ISO/aperture combination is one where the flash doesn't need to be very powerful (e.g ISO 200, f/4.0). The thing is, I prefer to use the flash with such settings, as it takes less time to recharge, consumes less battery and is less annoying for subjects. Is there a way around this issue? The only thing that comes to mind is something that would obstruct the built-in flash light and would bounce it elsewhere, e.g. a contraption like this. Any thoughts?

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