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How to Take the Perfect Selfie

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Brittany Heit, bartender at Jorge's Cantina and a well-known self-portrait taker.

1. Beware the toilet photo bomb. The bathroom is the safest place to take a selfie, but there really isn't a whole lot more that ruins a well-taken picture than a crapper looming in the background.

2. Find the light. Face up, girls and boys. Find that dim, dusty bar lamp and let it pour all of its dingy light all over your face. Shadows are not a selfie taker's friend.

3. Be shameless. Don't let the selfie haters rain on your parade. Make that duck face, if you honestly feel like that's your most attractive facial expression. This is your picture.

4. Implement the phantom arm. Angle your camera to not include your outstretched arm. The point of this is to fool your followers into believing someone else is taking the photo for you. This is an advanced selfie ninja move and it takes many a shot to perfect.

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