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1 to 1, friends, or custom groups, lessons are designed for your personal experience and gear.
Our favorite spots are Winton Woods or our nearby Studio, Glenwood Gardens, & the village square in Glendale. Or add travel for a small fee.
Learn your camera iPhone to SLR, beginner to Pro levels, Studio, Lighting, Photoshop CC, Lightroom CC, Keynote, Mac Photos, social media speed tips… Schedule Appointment
Welcome! So glad you're visiting! I'd love to help you make amazing photos!
Malinda Hartong, Photojournalist
Malinda has over 20 years professional photography experience. Her specialties include: daily news (fires, floods, funerals, youth sports and more (yes that’s a strange combination thanks to photojournalism), portraits on location and in studio, head shots, and especially event coverage.
Malinda was on staff at a major daily paper and has freelanced for decades – with photos published around the globe, including The Times of London, The Guardian, and Marketplace.org.
She and husband and fellow photojournalist + Emmy-award winning producer/videographer Glenn Hartong both LOVE to share the techniques they’ve learned over their careers for capturing amazing images.
Malinda has been teaching full-time for over 7 years – simplifying pro news photographer tricks & techniques for everyday people, helping folks of all ages & skill levels learn how to create amazing images – THE EASY WAY.
And here’s the best kept secret – You DONT need to learn Manual Mode or shoot in RAW! Seriously! Grab your camera and Let’s GO!
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!
I was truly impressed... I came to her stuck on "Auto" & walked away with the confidence to finally use my camera to create wonderful professional looking photographs! Malinda's photography knowledge and expertise is so vast that she was able to tailor the lesson to my specific camera and photographic interests, making my 1-1 lesson a very personal & productive experience. I know I have just scratched the tip of the photography surface, but I plan on diving in and will continue to use Malinda as a resource to help expand my skills.
I recently took my first lesson with Malinda and I have to say I am so glad I chose her! She brought me out of my comfort zone of "Auto Mode." I tried to get out of that mode on my own but felt so overwhelmed by all of the different settings that I just stayed in auto. Well that all changed. I am no longer in auto mode and probably won't go back that is how well her lesson was.
She is a great instructor and never makes you feel stupid. She speaks and teaches on a level that is understandable.
I am really looking forward to my next 2 lesson and will probably sign up for others once those are complete!
Give it a try, you won't regret it!!!!!
I recently completed two 1-1 lessons with Malinda, and they were great! After the first lesson, I already felt much more confident with my camera and took better pictures. After the 2nd, I felt like I knew even more and knew how to put a few finishing touches through editing. It was great meeting on-location and taking photos with her, using the skills as we were talking about them. I'd recommend her!
Just wanted to give a quick shoutout to someone that has recently helped me on the photography front...maybe she can help you, too! Thanks, Malinda Hartong for taking some time to help me out with some Lightroom and Photoshop editing shortcuts. I've been using you're tips and tricks from our session for the last several weeks. You've helped my workflow and I feel I've become more efficient with my editing time. Now, I just need more time to shoot
🙂 For the rest of you...are you new to photography? Getting a new camera for Christmas? Maybe you want to polish up your phone photography...check out Hartong Digital Media. Malinda is a great teacher and can help you with all things photography. Thanks, again Malinda Hartong...I'll be back for more!
Malinda is awesome! She's knowledgable, fun, accommodating, and will teach you more in a two hour session than you can believe. I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to take better photos. I wish we would have found her when we first bought our camera.
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!
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.
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.
Perfect for Beginners & New Camera Owners! Hands-on lessons are tailored to each person and their gear. Intermediate & advanced photographers take their skills to the next level!
Great Locations filled with inspiration: Winton Woods, Glenwood Gardens, Village of Glendale as well as Our Studio near Winton Woods. Our studio is perfect to learn Editing too – from smart phones to Lightroom to Pro Photoshop Tricks will save you HOURS of time!
Lessons are 2 hours each – perfect to get in-depth tips without getting overwhelmed! Packages of 2 or 3 lessons save you $$$! Handouts tailored for your gear/software included.
We have ongoing Beyond AUTO mode workshops for mirrorless and SLR cameras as well as unique workshops at various locations – including the new ProCam Cincinnati, from iPhone to Point & Shoot to SLR. Camera Classes
Photo Walks: Monthly photo walks with Great Parks: May 20, June 10. FREE with vehicle sticker. Very casual. Beginners welcome. Bring ANY camera: smart phone to SLR. Stay tuned for important updates & exciting news with our partnership with Great Parks of Hamilton County!
April 7-21, Sat 10am-12:30pm: Learn your Camera Beyond AUTO camera class near Winton Woods, $150, 3 Saturday mornings. Bring any camera with a mode dial. HDM Studio.
April 11 – May 2: Learn Lightroom,Weds 7-9pm: 4 evenings, $150. Beginners welcome. HUGE time saving tips! Take your everyday photos and make them extraordinary – FAST! Edit one and apply to any or EVERY other image with 2 clicks! HDM Studio near Winton Woods
April 15: F-stops Simplified.Sunday 1:30-3:30p ProcCam. Learn how to REALLY blur backgrounds! ProCam
April 22: Seniors & Prom Photos: Sunday 1:30-3:30p, ProCam. Get ready for the big dance plus tips for portraits outdoors any time. ProCam
Monthly Photo Walks with Great Parks of Hamilton County – you just need any camera – smart phones ok too! & a park sticker. 🙂 Usually on Sunday afternoons, these walks give you a fabulous excuse to get outside with your camera.
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I'm Malinda Hartong, Freelance Photojournalist and I've been living life behind glass for several decades. Glenn Hartong, my husband (Photojournalism Instructor with 27 years news experience), and I LOVE sharing our extensive knowledge with all ages, experience levels. We keep it SIMPLE!
Private Lessons are available 6 days/week, various hours based on time of year and schedule. Any age. Beginner to Pro. All Photography, Mac topics, from simple basics to iPhone to advanced studio lighting, studio and posing to editing. Virtual Lessons also available anywhere in the US via phone or computer. Choose a package of 2 or 3 lessons and save!
Gift Certificates for Camera Lessons make amazing gifts for any age. A gift that keeps giving with amazing photos as a result.
Classes: Beyond AUTO offers simple steps to learn focus, exposure, flash, and more with your SLR, Mirrorless, or Adv Point and Shoot camera, 6 sessions/year. Lightroom and Photoshop classes are held each Spring and Fall. Speaking available for your group.
Locations: Our studio is near Winton Woods. Our favorite locations for Lessons are Winton Lake, Glenwood Gardens, Glendale, and our studio, but we're available for travel. We also teach workshops at ProCam off Beechmont and I-275.
Monthly Photo Walks: Join us monthly for My Great Park in Pictures, partnering with Great Parks of Hamilton County, and exploring with any camera, iPhone to SLR. Beginners welcome. Free with parks vehicle sticker.
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Contact Malinda. Please let us know if you have questions or class requests! Best way to reach us is chat, text, or email as we're frequently in lessons 513-245-4100. We look forward to helping you make amazing photos!
Mailing Address: 11711 Princeton Pike, suite 341-159, Cincinnati OH 45246