Hey, I found something on the internet that was true. I had seen some post (probably via PetaPixel) about a quick and easy bokeh enhanced backdrop. By, slightly crumpling up alumninum foil, getting your subject matter at least 3' away from the foil and open up your lens.
I ran into a buddy the other day wearing a cool hat and I asked him about it. He said it had been in his family FIFTY YEARS. How cool is that? So, I coordinated with him to shoot him the following day knowing his history of having very little retention. (meaning, he would probably forget about the shoot within 20 minutes). I called him the following day and he told me he was heading out to a social event so I coordinated a mutually advantageous meeting location. I got there early and there was a large commercial dumpster in the parking lot. PERFECT. The bokeh would have rendered better at night with my LumeCube on a stand behind the subject. It was pretty windy so it took me about 10 minutes to tape up the foil....but, 5 minutes later the shoot was done.
The bottom left image has fill flash but since we were moving so quick, I killed the flash to eliminate the reflection on his glasses.
Pretty cool I think....I want to try it later at night for better results. What is something you have DIY'ed as a quick and easy backdrop in the field?