Greater Cincinnati Photo Workshops

Welcome! So glad you're visiting! I'd love to help you make amazing photos!

Now Featuring:

  • Monthly Photo Walks with Great Parks of Hamilton County – you just need any camera – smart phones ok too! & a park sticker. 🙂
  • Keep an eye on our facebook page & sign up for our VIP list !
  • Private Lessons – any age, any skill level – especially beginners – simplifying your camera so much it’ll make you giddy – it happens a lot!
  • DSLR Beyond AUTO WORKSHOPS – Learn how to REALLY use your camera
  • Lightroom & Photoshop – edit like a Pro. Even Pro’s learn amazingly fast Speed Tricks to save HOURS!

Malinda Hartong, Photojournalist

Malinda has over 20 years professional photography experience. Her specialties include: daily news (fires, floods, funerals, kids sports, and much more), studio portraits, head shots, and event coverage.

Malinda was on staff at a major daily paper and has freelanced for decades – with photos published around the globe.

She and husband and fellow photojournalist + Emmy-award winning producer/videographer Glenn Hartong both LOVE to share easy techniques for capturing amazing images.

Malinda has been teaching full-time for over 6 years – simplifying pro news photographer tricks & techniques, helping folks of all ages & skill levels learn how to create amazing images – THE EASY WAY.

Grab your camera and Let’s GO! And here’s the best kept secret – You DONT need to learn Manual Mode or shoot in RAW! Seriously!

Camera &/or Editing

Private Lessons

Perfect for Beginners & New Camera Owners! Hands-on lessons are tailored to each person and their gear.

Great Locations are filled with inspiration: Winton WoodsGlenwood Gardens, Village of Glendale as well as Our Studio near Winton Woods. Travel to you also available for a nominal fee. Our studio is perfect to learn Editing too – from smart phones to Pro Photoshop (only if you want to save HOURS of time 🙂

Lessons are 2 hours – perfect to get in-depth tips without getting overwhelmed! Packages of 1, 2 or 3 lessons save you $$$! Handouts tailored for your gear/software included. Here’s a TIP – Bring a Friend & split the cost – you both get 2 lessons for the price of 1!

Ask about our Gift Certificates – perfect for birthdays, weddings, and friends & family & more – even Girls Nights Out!

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It's not about the Camera

Regardless which camera you carry, it’s the one you have with you that matters most. Learn how to create jaw-dropping images – the EASY WAY – iPhone to SLR!

What our Clients Say

  • I have taken 2 classes - both awesome. They make me want to get better and better using my iPhone and Nikon. Worth EVERY penny. Do yourself a favor and try a class out. Malinda is so helpful and she gives you the knowledge and confidence that even us mere mortals can take some awesome shots using settings you never thought you could conquer!
    iPhone & Nikon DSLR
  • Jessica and I attended Malinda Hartong's Photography class!!! MIND. BLOWN!!!!! If you think you know how to use your phone camera or your SLR, THINK AGAIN!!!
  • Malinda's classes offer an in depth explanation of all those camera buttons. She offers quick camera tricks and handouts for reference. GREAT teacher, awesome class!
    Jenny B.
  • Hi Malinda, We loved your tips and ideas! So fun to discover an easier way to shoot better photos. The orange diffuser on the flash blew us away....You are awesome. 🙂
    Linda G
  • We had such a great time with Malinda on Saturday for our 1 one 1 class with a friend. We learned so much from her in the 2 hours that we spent with her. I have been taking pictures for years and have always used AUTO. I will never go back to AUTO, I never dreamed I could take such great pictures. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to expanded there camera knowledge she is very friendly and most definitely patience.
  • Highly recommend classes to anyone! Malinda is a great teacher. She is super sweet and friendly. She shares her knowledge of 25 years experience and gives you useful information that will impact your photos. I learned so much in just one class and look forward to our next class.
    Also like to thank our most beautiful model Laney!

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Group Workshops for All Ages

Camera Classes

Check out our popular in-depth “nuts & bolts” Beyond AUTO camera class! Learn simple pro tips for your camera that really will blow your mind and change your images forever! Ongoing workshops in various locations including Northern KY!

Beyond Auto Camera Class

Learn Lightroom & Photoshop

Check out our classes & summer camps for teens too!


Summer Photo Camp!
"I took that!?" Melanie learned a few easy tips = GORGEOUS Photos!

Never to Old, or Young, to learn!

Learn how to use your tablet or laptop & edit photos like a Pro! We share amazing fast shortcuts that’ll change your images forever! Learn Lightroom – mobile or laptop & edit hundreds of photos in mere minutes!

Learn amazing tricks on your phone or tablet – including how to quickly rescue dark shadows! Private Lessons & Custom Group Classes available – Perfect for Girls Night Out!

Learn Lightroom Shortcuts! Edit 100s of Images in Minutes
Stunning Color in seconds
Brilliant Black & White in Seconds