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Hi, I’m Karin!

I’m a passionate photographer, a free-spirited human, and a happy mom.

I love yoga, warm summer evenings, reading, traveling to far away places, and my coffee in the morning.

I am your devoted shutter sister and super excited to help you to photograph your world as it feels like.

In my photographic work, I love to tell stories of the unicity, strength, and beauty of humans all over the planet.

I have been photographing life as it feels like for over 30 years.

Now I want to help you to do the same by opening the door to your inner photographer.

I’m so happy you’re here.

PHOTOGRAPHERS WITHOUT BORDERS

Expressive Photography

Our Values at Photography Playground

Here at Photography Playground, we value growth, awareness, and community.

We are convinced that learning photography can be fun, playful, and jargon-free.

Our first question will never be “What F-stop did you use?”

We encourage you to shoot from the heart. To connect first, then press the shutter. 

We believe the technique needs to serve us, not the other way around.

We do not take the easy road of gimmicks, quick fixes, and shortcuts.

Because we know true growth as a photographer comes from diving deep into the development of our photographic skills.

Our hearts and lives are a treasure trove of visual stories we want to share with the world.

We are the inspiration to notice little things, to see beauty, and to remember the magic. Always.

We believe in you!

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“I am very grateful to have found Karin. Karin has many years of experience in the field of photography and she generously shared her knowledge and skills. Thank you Karin for your presence, generosity, and patience. I am excited to see where this photographic journey takes me!”
Melissa Rawlinson

“Your approach to photography inspires me and is wonderful to read. In contrast to all those websites and books about technology and gear, your approach opens a completely different door for me. Instead of reasoning, it triggers my imagination.”
Roeland van Beek

“Her unique approach produced almost immediate results. The ability to have focused instruction and feedback was fantastic and the improvement in my photography has been noted by family and friends alike. I would highly recommend Karin as a warm, talented, and effective instructor.”
Christine Philips

Fearless Photographer

You’ll Feel Right At Home Here 

Capturing Your Travels

You’re a fearless wanderluster with a burning desire to bring home the exceptional experiences you have on the road.

You’re ready to ditch the disappointing and flat images you keep on making. You want to put your heart and soul in your photos so they actually make you and the people you share them with feel something.

Your desire is to create wall-worthy pics of your travels so you can wander back whenever you feel like it.

Documenting Daily Life

You’re a wonder seeker and want to experience the beauty of your everyday life. You long to discover the magic of these seemingly insignificant moments.

You’d love to be able to create cherished, genuine, and intentional photos of your community, your life, and your people.

The kind of photos that document your unscripted life and the lives of those around you, just as it is.

You want to create tangible memories that tell the story of your life.

Making an impact

You’re wondering what your life would look like if you’re able to photograph on a daily basis and make a positive impact on the world with your photos.

You have been on this photography journey for some time now. And you realize more and more that it’s something you want to pursue to make a difference in the lives of other people.

But you have no clue where and how to begin. You don’t feel confident enough yet because you suspect there are gaps in your skillset.

Courses

Photography Courses & Mentoring

Online photography courses for beginning and advanced photographers. Each course has a unique approach with a focus on creative and expressive photography without losing sight of the technical aspects of photography.

Freebies

Free Ebooks & Resources

Can’t wait to get started? Download one of the free Photography Playbooks full of instruction and inspiration. You can also access the Free Resource Library with lots of cheat sheets and other goodies.

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Freebies

Free Ebooks & Resources

Can’t wait to get started? Download one of the free Photography Playbooks full of instruction and inspiration. You can also get access to the Free Resource Library with lots of cheat sheets and other goodies.

Mindful Photography Inspiration

Articles

Photography Tutorials & Inspiration

Easy-to-follow articles full of photography wisdom for the beginner and more advanced photographer.