overwhelm-free training
creative empowerment

[learn to]

photograph with

passion & intention


befriend your camera

take creative control

be a happy photographer

Getting Out of Auto Mode

If you are like most people who invested in a fancy DSLR or mirrorless camera you’re shooting in auto mode most of the time. Because your camera is a mystery to you and you don’t want to risk missing moments that matter.

And I understand, getting out of auto mode is frustrating, confusing, and overwhelming, not to mention the time you’re wasting away scouring the internet for answers you never really manage to find.

You might even feel the urge to give up and throw your camera in the rubbish bin. 

Easy, Playful, and Jargon-Free!

I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be this way! Don’t give up on your photography dream. The online photography courses and mentoring sessions at Photography Playground will help you to master your camera and gain creative confidence.

As a result, you’re in love with your photos and want to treasure them forever. You’re so proud of them you can’t wait to share them with the world.

And on top of that, learning how to create the photos you dream of at Photography Playground is easy, playful, and jargon-free.


Hi, I’m Karin!

Your Photography Mentor

At Photography Playground, we wholeheartedly believe in the transformative power of photography. That’s why I am dedicated to teaching you the technical skills necessary to master your camera and the creative confidence to make your photos come to life. 

It’s my mission to unlock your potential as a visual storyteller by empowering you to slow down, get to the heart of the story, and capture it with creativity, joy, and confidence. 

Together, we’ll explore your unique perspective and strengthen your skills to make a positive impact on the world through the gift of photography. 

I am a slow photography crusader and I aim to inspire a new generation of photographers who approach their photography with intention and mindfulness, creating images that capture a moment, evoke emotion, and tell a meaningful story.

Join us on this transformative journey to discover the magic of photography, unleash your inner photographer, and learn the skills to bring your stories to life.

​I’m so happy you’re here – let’s begin!


“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

“I appreciate how you express your photography philosophy and your love of your craft, how you incorporate it into your daily life. Your approach is inspiring and appreciated. There are a few websites that I explore, and read articles from that I subscribe to. Yours I enjoy the most. Thank you for sharing your point of view, and your love of your craft.”

Michael L Reeves


Photography Courses

Online photography courses for new photographers. Photography courses at Photography Playground have a unique approach with a focus on creative empowerment without ever losing sight of the technical stuff.

Free Resources

Free Ebooks

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 great PDF Guides.

Free Resources

Free Ebooks & PDF Guides

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.

Mindful Photography Inspiration


Tutorials & Inspiration

The Photography Playground blog is chockful of easy-to-follow articles. Immerse yourself in photography wisdom for total beginners and more seasoned photographers.