Last of the Baby Teeth


It seems like he lost all his baby teeth at once. Every other week he would tell me that another tooth was loose and that I needed to alert the tooth fairy (side eye). I knew I wanted to capture this time in his life that seemed to be going by so fast. So, when this tooth came out I took a shot and focused on what all the excitement was about.

The last of his baby teeth.

How I got the shot

I had plenty of light coming in from the kitchen window. I had him stand sideways by the window and hold the tooth out in front of him. I got down to his level and set my camera to aperture priority mode to get a nice, blurry background. I focused on the tooth making sure it was the center of my composition.

For Camera Phones

To get this shot using a camera phone, make sure you have lots of light. Turn off your phones flash.  If you have a camera app that has a macro mode, use that. If not, make sure the cameras focus is on the tooth. Get in close to your child, (down to their level) tap the screen to focus, and shoot.

How did you celebrate your kids losing their baby teeth? Do you do the Tooth Fairy or something else? Leave a note in the comments.


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