In order to do that, you can’t use your arm to take the photos.
Selfies distort the proportions of your face, making your forehead or nose look larger than it is.
That’s why I’m not here to tell you how to take “the best dating photo ever.” Rather, I’m here to teach you how to get above-average pictures easily, without leaving home. This could look like you holding your guitar while smiling at your friend; just sitting there confidently with a smile on your face, your elbow brushing against a side table with your favorite book on it; holding a coffee mug; playing with your dog.
These are pictures that are flattering and effective (i.e. All while your unseen friend looks on and takes a picture.
We’re just pretending you’re not by yourself in your apartment.) As for where this scene should take place… (Bedrooms read as presumptuous at best; predatory at worst.) The most important element, however, is lighting.For these, we reached out to two professionals in the field: Ann Maas, director of operations and photographer at Look Better Online.com; and Rob Greer, a professional photographer in Los Angeles.