Welcome! Thanks for visiting! I’m Malinda Hartong, a photojournalist with over 2 decades professional experience shooting both still images and video, news photography and features, even studio work. You might recognize the last name, especially with husband Glenn having been a newspaper photographer for over 27 years, and I was on staff as well for over 6 years, plus freelancing more than 10 years.
I LOVE teaching folks of ALL ages & skill levels how to get the most out of their camera & editing – creating absolutely amazing images! Honestly it’s not about the camera, it’s how you use it – let’s work together to get more out of Your photographic memories! I love sharing Easy Pro Tricks, and with teaching for over 5 years full-time – I’ve honed and simplified all those tricks, complete with great reference handouts for YOUR camera so you can apply them to your everyday photos! From iPhone to SLR, still as well as video & multimedia, I’ve taught everyone from kids to moms to teachers to executives & even other professional journalists.
Based in Cincinnati Ohio, I love to travel. Please explore! Contact me with any questions! My goal is to help you make amazing photos.
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. 5 star review from Linda G
“I learned more in 2 hours than I did in an entire 8 week college class!” DSLR Beyond Auto
One to one or a small group Camera & Photo Editing lessons, hands on lessons with handouts. Perfect for all ages. Always tailored to your skill level. Perfect for beginners!
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, 1-1 Camera/Photoshop Lessons
Take your Images to the Next Level. Put Malinda’s 20 years of experience to work for you! Learn easy speed tricks to step away from that screen! More fun, better results, less time editing! See our blog post Photoshop v Lightroom & which one is best for you. Or try quick editing on your tablet with our Edit on the Go class.
We’re so excited to announce our partnership with Great Parks of Hamilton County – monthly adventures planned through 2017! Grab your park sticker, sunscreen, bug spray, hiking boots, and most importantly your camera (smart phone to SLR)! With over 17,000 acres protected in Hamilton County there are amazing photo ops ahead!
1 to 1 or small group, our lessons are geared to your personal experience and gear. Church & moms groups to seniors, homeschoolers to networking groups - programs available for every age/experience level - your location or ours. Ask Malinda for a quote. Choose any combination of topics: