How To: 9 Tips for Taking the Perfect #Selfie

9 Tips for Taking the Perfect #Selfie

Love them or hate them, selfies aren't going away from the internet anytime soon. Whether you want to show off your latest vacation photos or your swanky new haircut, you might as well look your most attractive and happiest if you are going to share your digital self-portrait to your online social network of friends, acquaintances, and strangers.

Digital Self-Portraiture 101

Practice, practice, practice! Get in front of a mirror and start snapping some pics. We all have our best angles and lighting combos, and for most people, a three-quarters angle tends to accentuate facial features best, and soft, natural lighting will also give you that completely untouched, #nofilter glow.

Jut your face slightly forward to avoid the double-chin. Since you're not worrying about wasting film here, take multiple pictures to increase your chances of capturing the perfect selfie, and if you want the picture to be a happy one, think of happy thoughts to relax your facial muscles.

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