@ScuffedBluchers this was fun to think about. I'm not sure it deserves an entire thread, but i guess threads are cheap.
here are the basic rules I've found:
*use a reasonable camera/camera phone
*get your whole body in the shot
*clean your room, or better yet, find a cool space to shoot in
*use a clean mirror or, better yet, don't use a mirror
*assume an ungoofy pose
*position yourself so a light source illuminates the side of you facing the camera
*if a light source is...