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!

People Photographer

Karin is a passionate travel & humanitarian photographer, a photography educator, a nomad, and a happy mom. 

Since her graduation from Artez, School of the Arts in the Netherlands she’s been photographing people in an honest, pure and expressive style. She is specialized in humanitarian photography, reportage photography, travel photography, street photography and family documentaries. She has worked with (online) magazines, artists, companies, entrepreneurs, and families. She also volunteered as a photographer for several charity causes.

A people photographer pur sang she is driven to capture the unicity, strength, and beauty of every human on the planet. As a humanitarian photographer, her one goal is to create powerful images of people rising above their circumstances and to tell authentic stories of courage, resilience, joy, hope, and humanity.

Vision and Skill

Out of a strong desire to help aspiring photographers create compelling images of everything our astounding planet has to offer she shares her vision, skill, and experience at the Photography Playground Blog and through Online Travel Photography Courses. She believes it’s not the camera that creates a strong image but the creativity, vision, and skill of the person behind the camera.

She is originally from the Netherlands but her wandering heart has set up camp in Lisbon in 2017.

She has a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and Photography from ArtEZ, University of the Arts in the Netherlands.

Hey You!

I'm Karin, a pro 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!


Guestblogs by Karin

A series on about pixels, file formats, resolution, importing and culling in Lightroom and printing.

Journey of the Pixel | Part 1

Journey of the Pixel | Part 2

Journey of the Pixel | Part 3

2 guest posts on a Dutch travel blog about photography apps and editing in Snapseed. In Dutch.

De Beste Fotograpfie Apps Voor Je Smartphone

Reisfoto’s Bewerken Met Snapseed: Zo Bereik Je Het WOW-Effect

Photography and text for several articles on a Dutch website about travel to Italy. In Dutch.

Su Gologone, aan de voet van de Monte Corassi.

Karin in the Media

Go Remote!

An interview for the book Go Remote! A careers guide for working remotely by Bea Uhlenberg and Jan C. Ollig. In German.

English version coming soon!

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An interview on about digital nomad jobs.

50 Digital Nomad Girls Share Their Online Jobs

A series of interviews on a Dutch website for female entrepreneurs about the start-up phase of a new business. In Dutch.

Watch Out World | Part 1

Watch Out World | Part 2

Watch Out World | Part 3