Make Any Scenic Photo A #Selfie With This Swell Trick

Sometimes, when you’re in a beautiful place, it’s easy to forget to take a #selfie. Later, when you look through your photos, you realize there’s one thing missing from them: Your head. Well, don’t worry: I’ve come up with a simple fix to that problem, so you can easily retroactively put yourself in the photo with just a few steps.

Here’s how:

1. Pick out your favorite headshot #selfie:

headshot square

2. Use a photo editing program to trim out the background:

headshot trimmed

3. Pick out a photo you took, but forgot to include your own head:

smith rock before
4. Drop in the cropped photo of your head where it seems most realistic:

smith rock after


5. Add the hashtag “#selfie.” Congratulations, your photo will appear in Instagram searches for “#selfie,” along with 88 million other photos*.

*estimate accurate as of 1:30 p.m. PST on March 18, 2014

Here are some other examples:

cosmiques selfie


delicate arch selfie


west elk selfie


tetons selfie


Alex Honnold in Yosemite National Park.


starry night selfie


felix baumgartner selfie





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