Personally, I prefer to take pictures of nature, be it little flowers or sprawling landscapes. I make a lot of attempts at photographing the immense wonder that are the clouds, but seldom to they turn out in a way that I’m happy with. There’s some logic to that, though.
But when I take pictures of people, there’s something different about that. Instead of judging my capabilities as a photographer, the viewer can then be judging the subject’s capabilities as a model, regardless of intent (or even awareness) of being photographed.
Now, I know that I’m comfortable being judged by anyone – why else would I post this sort of thing on the internet where anyone can see it? Setting everything I do up so that only people I know could see it would be fairly easy, but here I am, shouting into the void, weathering any storm of criticism that may come my way.