A girl asked me to take a snap of her, and then offered to return the favor.(Note: If you're shy about asking people to take pics, this is a great way to get one without having to be the first one to ask).
The lighting in the room was great — it was at eye level and not overhead, which creates weird shadows. I vignetted the border to take the focus away from the other people sitting around me, but I didn't crop them out entirely because it helps to show that I have a life and I'm out in the world doing things (i.e., not just a full body mirror pic).A snap of doing something interesting (like this pic of me hiking at Antelope Canyon) is an instant icebreaker.People who have been there are always excited to share their experience.I get so many messages about hockey because of this pic!
Ever since, I can't pop in to see him without taking a few pics.
When I was ready to snap this, there was a girl behind me who kept getting into my shot, so I (very politely, of course) asked her to move out of my selfie zone.