Today is my baby's 10th birthday. This means she and I are getting closer and closer in age every day.
To achieve this awesome and oh-so-realistic effect you want to hold camera at arm's length.
Turn flash on really bright (to best achieve that deer-in-the-headlights-look).
Purse lips in a vain attempt to look sultry (particularly effective if you are, say, 14 years old and wouldn't know sultry if it bit you in the, well, somewhere).
Post online and swear it looks just like you. Just a natural snap taken on the spur of the moment.
Extra points if your username is something like nobodyunderstandsme or MissUnderstood.