To take a picture of yourself:
1. Sign in to Skype.
2. In the menu bar, click Tools > Options.
3. Click 'Video settings' in the Options screen. If you have a webcam connected, you will see a live picture from your webcam.
4. Click Change your profile picture. Click 'Image' to see how this option looks like.Image
5. A window is displayed which shows the webcam image. Click 'Take a picture'.
Here is the link for Skype support for any further questions: Skype Support
Hope this helps.
Please reply if you have any further questions.
I would like to take a photo of myself and believe that using my camera that I use for skype etc can do it.