We've been tinkering lately with taking pictures for the Open Crowd Project, an effort to create a 3D printed crowd of humanoids. It really doesn't take much effort, nor much equipment. You just submit a series of photos of your model (photo guidelines), upload them to the project, and sit back while fancy software (mostly 123D Catch) and diligent humans painstakingly render your likeness in bits and bytes and plastic blobs.
The model shown here isn't their best work, as we provided sub-par imagery for our first attempt. We're submitting some better shots now, so we'll see if our process has improved enough to give some higher resolution models. Once we're good to go and have this process down, you should feel free to stop in sometime and get yourself digitized!