Small flash for travel. Useful? How to use for this pic?

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Small flash for travel. Useful? How to use for this pic?

When traveling, the lighting on a subject is usually not within my control.

For example, this pic. The lady food vendor is poorly lit.

Some of my travel cameras (Fuji X-T10) have a pop-up flash, but I don't think that would be effective in this case (very wide angle lens used, 10mm APSC = 15mm equiv).

Nor do I like that on-camera flash "look".  When I use flash, usually I bounce it off the ceiling to soften it, but in this case, there'd be nothing above me to bounce off of.

Would it be useful I carry a small flash that can be triggered wirelessly?

Perhaps put it on a small tripod and set it down on one of those food tray lids pointing up at her?  Flash set to a very low power?

Would such an off-camera flash provide light that is too harsh?  Could one of those small 6-in x 6-in flash diffusers that velcro onto the flash head help?

What else could I do to improve the lighting on the lady?  (Keep in mind that this is a travel situation and I'm not wanting to carry around a lot of stuff.)

If I had such a small flash unit, I'd experiment with it instead of bothering you all.  But all I've got is an SB600 on a Nikon system and I don't have anything to trigger that remotely with.

I'm thinking of getting a Godox TT350F with the XProF wireless trigger if that will help the situation.   Hopefully, those won't feel too heavy in my backpack for the occasional use they will get.

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