Greater Cincinnati Photo Workshops

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!

  • 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.
    Linda G.
  • 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!!!
    Ria
    Ria
  • 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.
    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
    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.
    Cathy
    Cathy
  • I had a private one-on-one + friend photography lesson with Malinda at the park last week. I really love how I can just sit and ask her many questions over the period of 2 hours and get them all answered plus take pictures to get more experience with the camera. I am still new to this and I'm sure I have many more questions but with each lesson and year, I get better. Thanks Malinda!
    Jennifer R.
    Jennifer R.
  • We had a great time! I was really impressed with how prepared you were, with print outs simplifying the camera functions and examples of photos on your iPad. I think anyone who purchases a DSLR owes it to themselves to invest in an instructor lead class, to be able to utilize all of the wonderful functions of an SLR. Otherwise, might as well buy a point and shoot. Looking forward to our next session!
    Emily
    Emily
  • After working with Malinda in my 1:1 class I feel more able to take "photographer" quality pictures. After sharing some recent shots with her she easily identified several things for me to correct to help enhance the way my pictures turn out. Her advice on how to use my camera was very informative and really enhanced my latest round of photos taken.  Malinda also gave me pointers using Photoshop. One pointer in particular will save me hours of wasted time. The class was worth every penny.
    Stephanie
    Stephanie
  • Thanks for much for such a great lesson on Friday! I was worried about only having two hours to spend with you, but we managed to cover so much in such a short amount of time and I walked away feeling so much more confident about using my "fancy" camera! It's so helpful to actually know what all of the buttons and settings do 😉 It was really helpful as well to have live examples to look at and to be able to practice in different settings. I look forward to more sessions in the future!
    Stephanie
    Stephanie

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All Ages & Skill Levels

Private Lessons


 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 WoodsGlenwood 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.

Private Lessons

from iPhone to SLR we help you make amazing photos © Malinda Hartong, Hartong Digital Media llc. All rights reserved

Camera Classes

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

Upcoming Events for 2018

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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!

Great Parks Summer Photo Camps for Teens: June 26-29, July 24-27  Sharon Woods, ages 11-17

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

May 3-10: Smart Phone Photography, Thurs 7-9pm. HDM studio

May 6: Beginner Camera Class, Sunday 1:30-3:30p, ProCam

May 7-21: Photoshop CC, Mon 6:30p-9p HDM Studio

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Photo Walks

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.

Follow our facebook page for event updates & sign up for our VIP list for tips as well as exclusive savings!

Photo Walks

Monthly Great Parks of Hamilton County Photo Walks

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

Learn Photo Editing

Spring Classes are coming up fast. Private Lessons available all year.

  • Lightroom
  • Photoshop
  • Mac Photos
  • iPad/iPhone/other mobile

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