1. Shoot a lot.
Take 1,000 selfies of yourself, and pick the best one (later).
Subtle differences and iterations make all the difference.
2. In praise of monochrome
Monochrome (high contrast, gritty grain) is good because it hides facial blemishes, and gives your viewer a better sense of your facial structure, proportions and your facial morphology.
3. Artistic depictions of yourself
It ain’t about making a super-photo-accurate picture of yourself. It is about creating a more artistic *interpretation* of yourself.