Headshots and Missing Front Teeth

Hello fellow photographers and welcome the the first video on my brand new PHOTOS BY HAFEY YouTube channel!

I’m an amateur photographer and hobbyist who is in love with the journey and process of learning photography. I wanted to start this channel as a way to challenge myself, hold myself accountable as a photographer and to have an excuse to get out and take more photos, and I want to share my journey with others like me who are still finding their way in their photography. I hope you’ll join me in my journey to become a better photographer.

Moving on! In this video, I commemorate the loss of my 7-year-old daughter’s first tooth with a portrait shoot. I decided to use a one-light setup using a YN-560 Speedlite and umbrella because A) I wanted to keep things simple (simple is always preferred) and B) I wanted to focus the majority of the light right in the center of her face near her missing tooth.

I also opted to shoot with a somewhat wider angle—normally a no-no for portrait photography—in order to accentuate my daughter’s face and draw more attention to her teeth.

Be sure to watch the full video to see everything from how I set up the lighting to how I processed the final image!

If you’d like to see a more in-depth video on my post-processing workflow for the final image, CLICK HERE.

Finished Photo Details:

-Camera: Canon 7D Mark II
-Lens: Sigma 24-70 F2.8
-Focal Length: 39mm
-Aperture: f/5
-Shutter Speed: 1/200
-ISO: 100