My main interest is taking studio portraits in the living room, usually with a set of strobes. Taking portraits has the advantage that at least one person (the model) is interested in the pictures. I find the relationship between the photographer and the model the most intriguing part of portrait photography. Mastering the technique is important, but even more important is the human relationship you build with your model during the session. For holiday and social photography I prefer a pocketable P&S.