Mentoring & Reviews

The Fast Track To Become An Outstanding Photographer And Make An Impact With Your Pictures.

One-on-One Mentoring

What is a 1-on-1 mentoring session?

A One-on-One Mentoring Session is a 60 minute Skype call where we’ll discuss your personal photography challenges, development, and accomplishments.

It’s your hour so whatever you need to improve your photography we can explore.

Theory, photography technique, the creative process, your vision, your purpose, photo reviews…………whatever you need.

What type of photography?

Due to the nature of the courses at Photography Playground and my personal expertise as a photographer, I can provide mentoring sessions on the subjects of travel photography, humanitarian photography, street photography, documentary photography and reportage photography.

In addition, I can arrange sessions on photography for your blog, brand or business.

Who is it for?

One-on-one mentoring sessions are perfect for you if you want to speed up your progress in your photography journey.

The sessions are tailormade for you and we’ll hone in on what you need right now.

A mentoring session is especially suited for you if you have your own blog, business or brand and want to stand out with excellent and original content.

Which camera do I need?

One-on-One Mentoring Sessions have no restrictions on the type of camera you use.

The goal is to improve your photography with whatever camera you have, be it a smartphone camera, a mirrorless camera or a DSLR.


“The lessons Karin gave to me were very pleasant. She taught me how the camera works and showed me there isn’t just one right way of using it. She has a lot of beautiful examples to inspire you. She has a playful approach and a warm personality. 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

Photo Reviews

What is a photo review?

A photo review takes place via email. Photo reviews are attached to a specific course and its photo assignments. They are only available in combination with the course.

Every week you send the photos you made for the assignments via email to me and I’ll send the review back also via email.

In the reviews, I focus on both the technical and creative aspects of your pictures. Reviews are a great way to learn by doing.

Who is it for?

Photo reviews are great if you want to dive deep into the material of the course and you want tailormade feedback on your progress and interpretation of the assignments.

Photo reviews are for students who are enrolled in Fabulous Phone Photography.

Karin van Mierlo Instructor

I’m a pro photographer with 25+ years of experience in travel – and humanitarian photography, family documentaries and much much more.

I am passionate about opening up the world of photography for you! I believe that to become a great photographer you need to know, understand, and love your camera first. If your camera becomes your best friend you can create magic together. Let me help you connect the dots and show you the way.

Because learning the language of photography is what’s gonna set you apart from the millions of other photographers!

Discussing and reviewing your work is the fastest way to get ahead of the game. You’ll get personalized feedback on what, why and how to improve your photography based on where you are in your photography journey.

Welcome to the Playground!

I’m so happy to have you 🙂

Ready to Get Coached?

This is How it Works.

One-on-One Mentoring

To see if we are a fit for 1 or more mentoring sessions we’ll have a 15 minute FREE explore Skype call. During this call, we’ll discuss what you would like to get out of the 60-minute session.

After the Skype call, you can decide if you want to proceed. If you do you’ll receive a booking- and payment link to schedule your first session.

Photo Reviews

To book the photo review plan that goes with your course you go to the course page and enroll in the plan that includes Photo Reviews.

You’ll then receive 4 weekly emails prompting you to send in your pictures for the photo review. You’ll receive my feedback on your pictures within 5 business days.

Photo Reviews are currently available for Fabulous Phone Photography.

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2585XJ Den Haag

The Netherlands

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