Photography Mentoring

The Fast Track To Become An Outstanding Photographer And Make An Impact With Your PHOTOS!

1-on-1 Photography Mentoring

What is a photography mentoring session?

A 1-on-1 Photography Mentoring session is especially for you. During our first free explore call we have talked about what you need and that is what you’re gonna get.

There’s no need to spend time on aspects of photography you already have a firm grip on. We will focus on the areas you and I think you need to develop more.

This can be everything from getting the basics of shooting in manual mode to telling a compelling story with your photographs.

Photography Mentoring Sessions take place via Skype or Zoom.

What type of photography?

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

In addition, I can arrange sessions on photography for your blog, brand or business so you and your business will stand out with excellent and original content.

Who is it for?

Photography 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 focus on what you need right now.

Photography mentoring sessions are especially suited for you if you have taken a photography course before and things just don’t seem to come together. In theory you know quite a bit but the moment you pick up your camera it’s all gone.

I teach photography different from most courses or photography teachers. It’s different because its a method of learning photography that interleaves the 5 domains that are at work in a photo from the beginning so they become second nature to you.

This framework gives you a clear path to become a better photographer. Because having a framework, a system you can rely on when you’re out shooting makes all the difference in the world. And you can leave the frustrating guess work and hope for the best behind you once and for all.

Which camera do I need?

A DSLR or Mirrorless camera with the possibility to shoot in manual mode. 

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Hi, I'm Karin!

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.

You can also take a look at my portfolio website to see if you like my style and approach of photography.

Welcome to the Playground!

I’m so happy to have you 🙂

Ready to Get Coached?

This is How it Works.

Photography Mentoring

To see if we are a fit for one-on-one mentoring sessions we’ll have a 15 minute FREE explore Skype or Zoom call.

During this call, we’ll discuss what you would like to get out of our photography mentoring sessions. We’ll talk about the areas in photography you need help the most, specific challenges and what you want to achieve in your photography practice.

After the call, I will create a taylor-made program for you. Then I’ll send you an offer for a few different packages so you can decide how you want to proceed.

Assignments & Reviews

No matter what package you choose photo assignments and reviews will always play a big role in our photography mentoring sessions.

At the beginning of every session we will dive deep into the photos you made for the assignments. We will address technical aspects but the emphasis will be more on how you used your camera to tell a story.

The goal of our mentoring sessions is for you to become an intentional photographer who possesses the tools to express herself. Getting feedback on your photos and being challenged to think more in-depth about what you did and why is the best way to become an intentional photographer.

this is what some of my students are saying


“Photography mentoring with Karin was one of the best investments I have made in both myself and my photography. 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 an warm, talented and effective instructor.”

-Christine, Photography Mentoring


“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, Photography Mentoring


“I felt it was creative and with possibilities to discover different ways of photographing. It concentrated on something very important that sometimes other photography teachers forget to mention and talk about which is actually the most important part of doing photography – our body. Being aware of our positions, using our body parts and placing ourselves in the weirdest positions ever. It frees a photographer’s body which means it will free your way of making photographs as well! It was a simple exercise but very powerful! I persnonally never had a teacher talking about it the way you did.”

-Linora, Photography Mentoring

Photography Mentoring

To schedule your FREE 15 minute explore call please send me a message and I will get back to you.


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2585XJ Den Haag

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