Ah, your smartphone — that magical device you rely on for texting, tweeting, and, er, calling people. But, let's not forget one of the most popular ways you use portable technology: the selfie. Come on, we all do it. From basking in the sun on vacay to butting heads with your ladies on a Friday night, these DIY portraits have become a social-media mainstay.
But, make no mistake: You need not be on an incredible vacation to take a stellar solo snap. To prove it, we sent R29 photographer extraordinaire Grace Willis to show you 10 awesome spots for taking a killer selfie in Chicago. From an oh-so-refined high tea at the historic Drake Hotel to a Midwestern replica of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, there is no photo opp left unturned. So, even if you're camera shy, it's about time you said "cheese" at one of these iconic spots. It's an insta Instagram upgrade.