A few tips for taking pics
Make sure your "subject" is in the focus area of the camera, otherwise it will try and focus on the wallpaper in the background.
Keep the light source behind the camera, not the subject otherwise you will get a sillouette.
I think the camera will be sufficient if you can get a plain background with the light behind you while you take the pic.
Having said all that, I do think male.
Hope I am wrong.