These days, the art of taking a simple selfie has shifted from a fun, playful pastime to a full-on strategized — at times very serious — operation. (When did Photoshop get involved?) And, of all the Instagram narcissists out there, you'd think the tech-obsessives here in S.F. would have mastered the portrait-snapping talent. But, there’s always room for improvement, which is where we come in. We’ve rounded up the best places in the Bay Area to point (at yourself) and shoot.
You should never rely on bustling traffic or plain walls for the backdrop of your big (small, square) moment. You've got that imposing red (er, International Orange) bridge to fit into your frame, and a magical forest to trek to at sunset. Read on, make your signature face, and snap.
Photographed by Ashley Batz