Certain modifiers do tend to have some more traditional methods of use, especially when using a beauty dish. Sometimes we can get hung up on what is the "right" way to use them and lose out on creativity. Here's a different way you can use a beauty dish when shooting indoors.
Using a beauty dish in a clamshell setup is pretty common, especially for beauty headshots. Sure, there are some other lighting setups you can use a beauty dish for, but here's one many probably don't think of. In this video coming from photographer Miguel Quiles, he shared an unusual way he ended up using the beauty dish for his shots.
Bounce flash isn't anything new, and many speedlight users might be more familiar with this technique but typically not with a beauty dish. He did use the beauty dish in the traditional clamshell set up in the beginning, so you can compare the differences towards the end of the video so make sure to see and compare the difference for yourself. If you don't have a beauty dish, any cone-type reflector can be used with similar results.
Which method did you prefer? Personally, I prefer the softer look from the indirect flash method more but I would say it all depends on the vision and the goal. What other modifiers have you used with the bounce method?