Introduction: How to Take a Selfie

Taking selfies is a fun way to show the world your confidence, personality and fashion sense. From presidents to Academy Award winners, everybody's doing it. But don't just point your camera at your face and take a shot without planning—there's an art to taking attention-grabbing selfies that your friends will love seeing in their feeds.

Step 1: Capture a Good Angle

Taking selfies is a fun way to show the world your confidence, personality and fashion sense. From presidents to Academy Award winners, everybody's doing it. But don't just point your camera at your face and take a shot without planning—there's an art to taking attention-grabbing selfies that your friends will love seeing in their feeds.

Step 2: Show Off Something New

Show off something new. If you decide to take a selfie to show off a new haircut or a new pair of earrings, make sure that you frame the photo in a way that highlights the new feature that has you so excited.
A selfie showing off your new hairstyle, for example, should show your hair from the most flattering angle. On a similar note, a selfie showing off a mustache should show the mustache straight-on, and the same goes for a selfie showing off a new pair of glasses.
You could also take a selfie holding a new item you just bought, or even a food item you're about to eat.

Step 3: Have an Interesting Expression

Have an interesting expression. You can't go wrong with smiling! Maybe smiling for the camera—or camera phone, as the case might be—makes you feel a little silly, but taking a random photo of yourself with your phone is a silly enough action in itself. If you're on the serious side, a cool, collected expression could also go over well.
You can play around with different smiles, of course. A closed-mouth coy smile can be just as appropriate and just as flattering as a wide, laughing grin. No matter what, a smile is one of the most appreciated and charming expressions you can wear.
It can be hard to make sure your expression looks authentic. One way to make it look more real is to try to capture yourself when you're feeling an emotion. Try taking a selfie while you're watching a movie that's making you genuinely laugh, or right after you find out some shocking news.

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killer1223 (author)2014-09-15

Thanks @seamster

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seamster (author)2014-09-15

Nice.

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