Some of our favorite selfies.The "selfie" (a.k.a. a photo you take of yourself) is definitely having its moment. Oxford Dictionaries just declared it the word of the year for 2013. Sites like Facebook and Instagram are flooded with them daily, from people of all ages, and celebrities are getting in the action too, using them as a self-promotional tool. Twitter mirrors have been showing up at VIP events and in green rooms, so red carpet walkers and talk show guests can check themselves out before they snap and post. And, of course, there has been a lot buzz about President Obama taking a selfie with other world leaders at Nelson Mandela's funeral.
But whether you're a big-name celeb, a selfie-obsessed social media junkie or completely new to the self-snapping game, we all have one common goal: looking good.
Here are tips to make your next selfie the best yet:
1. Pay attention to lighting.
Take your selfie in a well-lit area and make sure the light source is in front of you, not behind you. If possible