It happens often to me that I am on location and have to shoot with the flash and umbrella high in front of the model. Problem with that is that the boom holding it is right in front of my subject. When I have a tree on top I can hang the flash onto the tree, but that is not always the case.
Buying a sideways standing boom with sandbags and so on is not an option, because its too expensive and does not fit into my car.
Are there any tricks that I am not aware of?