How to Take a Good Selfie: 10 Pro Tips for the Perfect Picture

While we might all take a lot of selfies, how do you take a really good one? We're talking about the ones that makes you look like you have perfect hair, skin, teeth, clothes, environment… You know, like you're having the time of your life with everything falling right into its place, and you just happened to grab a snapshot of that moment.

Okay, we're exaggerating—come on, Insta isn't the real world—but there are ways to ensure that you feel your happiest and most confident self with the pictures you decide to post (or accidentally send to everyone in your contacts list). Now, we don't advocate judging yourself by your social media likes (if you've seen that Black Mirror episode, you know that's the last thing anyone wants), but if you must take selfies—or don't know where to begin—we've got the how-to guide for you.

From knowing how to find your best side (yes, it's a thing, and yes, this editor does now know which is hers) to understanding which equipment and filters will make the most of your features, we've got some incredible tricks and ideas to help. If you think you need a gentle nudge in that right direction, keep scrolling for our guide on nine pro tips on how to take a selfie.

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This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated by Elinor Block.