Clowning Around...

I found these clowns in a large assortment of Duplo Legos that a friend gifted my daughter, Sofia. After washing them at the laundry mat, I selected two for a future photo project. "Lego Clowns" is the title of this image. 


The balloons were too small for Helium to lift, so the scene was photographed upside down, with the Clowns hanging from a surface. The main light (3' x 4' Profoto Softbox) was positioned below set, and a light with 10 degree grid was used to bring out detail in the strings and inner balloons. Retouching was done in Photoshop to add shadows, remove propping, and adjust color.