June 30, 2010

Circus Clown, South Carolina

Photograph by Jeremy Lock, Your Shot

This Month in Photo of the Day: Travel

Perolito the clown applies his makeup in his trailer about an hour and a half before performing under the big top during the Cole Bros. Circus on March 26, 2010, at the Ladson County Fairgrounds in Charleston, South Carolina. It takes Perolito, a third-generation clown, 30 minutes to apply his makeup.

(This photo and caption were submitted to Your Shot.)

Photo Tip: The “environmental portrait,” which shows a person in his or her surroundings, is a mainstay of travel photography and is frequently used in the pages of National Geographic Traveler magazine.

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