photographer ~ educator ~ writer

Hi! I’m Karin

Your devoted shutter sister in helping 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. 


Expressive Photography

Your Growth 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 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.

We believe the technique has to serve us instead of the other way around.

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.

expressive photography
expressive photography

“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

“Such a new and interesting approach. Besides the technical points, you are asking us to access the most important and powerful aspects of our mind and soul.”

– Bob Guildner

“She has helped me to find my 'why', which makes my approach to taking photos so much more intentional. Her 5 domain framework is a fantastic tool for guiding your photography.”

Melissa Rawlinson

“I would highly recommend Karin as a warm, talented, and effective instructor.”

– Christine Philips

“You're going to the soul of what is photography. How it makes you connect and love the subject you want to portray. Just great.”

– Marita Buttigieg

"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 Driessen

" I liked your examples, and I loved the sense of passion for your chosen job, which was tangible through your spoken comments, choices and text. All modules were good, well paced, short yet sufficient and enlightening."

– Claudia

"Thank you very much, Karin! I've learned a lot. Some days were quite a challenge, but it taught me to keep going and keep looking for better ways to get the best picture in the end!"

– Emma

Where do you want to start today?

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