Travel Photography Playbook

10 Steps to Great Travel Pics Without Spending Another Dime on Gear!

  • Advice on the gear to bring (spoiler alert: you don't need to buy more).
  • Insights into the travel photographers mindset to help you make the best of your travels AND your pictures.
  • A deep-dive into the process of making your pics. No quick fixes, no short-cuts!

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Photography Is My Life

This month’s interview is especially beautiful for me since the person being interviewed is not only an amazing, unique photographer, she is also my number one example in life. The person sharing her story today with you is Karin van Mierlo, an artist, a teacher but above all, my mom. She always had the feeling that she didn’t choose photography, photography chose her. 

11 Travel Photography Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Making mistakes is how we learn, right? Nothing wrong with making mistakes unless you’re not aware you’re making them. Which is why I thought it would be a great idea to approach improving your photography from the angle of the travel photography mistakes you might be making. Because becoming aware of your travel photography mistakes is a sure road to fixing them.

Shoot a Little Less, Think a Little More

Photography Quotes to Inspire and Delight, a monthly series on Photography Playground. This month’s quote is by Henri Cartier-Bresson and is a shout out to think before you shoot. “We must avoid, however, snapping away, shooting quickly and without thought, overloading ourselves with unnecessary images that clutter our memory and diminish the clarity of the whole.”

9 Reasons Why it’s Absolutely Worth it to Shoot in Raw

In the battle between raw vs JPEG, I’m a firm supporter of shooting in raw. I see absolutely no reason not to shoot in raw. Are you wondering what the difference is between raw and JPEG? You wanna know why shooting in raw is better? Keep reading and you’ll find out! Let’s start by talking about the differences between a raw and a JPEG file.

I’m Karin.

A photographer bringing 25+ years of experience to your table.

Dedicated to teaching you how to capture your wonderful world in expressive photography using ANY camera.

Because honestly…..? It’s not about the camera.

It’s about your vision!

“We must avoid, however, snapping away, shooting quickly and without thought, overloading ourselves with unnecessary images that clutter our memory and diminish the clarity of the whole.”

– Henri Cartier-Bresson


“You have exceeded my expectations, thank you. I feel way more confident and ready to experiment with my smartphone now, this was very, very long overdue. Bravo on a job well done, I feel inspired and ready to go out and photograph everything I have ignored for such a long time.”

-Herman, Fabulous Phone Photography


“Karin has a playful approach and a warm personality that gives you all the space you need to get to know your own camera. And you learn how to put your own perspective into the image. I would recommend her as a teacher to everyone that’s willing to really know what photos are about.”

-Fleur, One-on-One Mentoring

Learn by doing

“It’s a great course where you really learn how to make good pictures! It is user-friendly, I had fun doing it, and now I know how to use my iPhone to make good pictures. I really liked the combination of the theory and the assignments. I learned by doing. I learned a lot in a short period of time.”

-Wilma, Travel iPhoneography for Instagram

Personal and funny

“I started this course to get a clear view (again) on Instagram. In personal, clear, brief (yes, not a thousand words per lesson) and kind of funny way you learn the finishing touch of a great Instagram account with how to find hashtags, how to schedule your posts and how to create a good looking feed. I am ready for Instagram 2019.”

-Demi, From Instagram Newbie to Instagram Star