There are no rules when it comes to taking a selfie … other than to just have fun. Below are some tips to taking a good selfie

Lighting plays an important role.  Quality selfies need good lighting. Poor lighting can make selfies unflattering & hard to see.

Use natural light whenever possible. Do not stand with your back to the sun or you will end up with a silhouette.  Try sitting next to a window or going outside.

Get the best angle. Most people have a good side – choose an angle that makes you look your best.

Do not forget to breathe. By breathing, you relax resulting in a more natural pose picture.  Try exhaling softly when you take your picture. 

Use a timer.  By setting a timer for 3 or 5 seconds it will not only free up your hands, the old set and forget except don’t forget you’re taking a picture, it will allow you a little bit of time to remember to breath.

Do not be afraid to crop your images. Busy backgrounds can be distracting and when you remove them you are change the focal point of the image.