They would involve other people and/or putting yourself in a vulnerable situation. You’d end up snapping a selfie in your bathroom mirror like everyone else. The scene you are creating is this: you were hanging out at your place with at least one other person, and they took a photo of you being good-looking and normal.
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.
If you don’t want to buy a tripod, a table stacked with books and a Kleenex box may temporarily suffice. The goal is to get your camera a few feet away from you at about eye level.
Here’s how a few more tests from this shoot went, to show you the variation in the scores: Anyway, that wraps up all you need to know to get started!
If you need to move your couch to accomplish this, move your couch! Also, choose a time when the sun is not in immediate view (i.e. So, as we established, we’re trying to create the illusion that someone else took these pictures of you.
In order to do that, you can’t use your arm to take the photos.
The plain ‘ol timer method can work just fine, though.
With your setup down-pat, go ahead and take lots photos to ensure you’ve got a few good shots in the bunch.