About Malinda

Freelance Photojournalist

Malinda Hartong

mahis a freelance photojournalist, with over 20 years of full-time staff & freelance experience, including a daily newspaper – stills & video, news and features for all sorts of publications and purposes.

Photo credits include The Guardian (London) and The Times of London. Malinda has covered everything from presidential races to 5 alarm fires, as well as decades of portrait and event experience, all the while staying updated with the latest technology and cameras, from iPhones to SLRs, Photoshop, Lightroom, iPad photo editing and more.

Malinda thoroughly enjoys sharing her photography & photoshop experience teaching folks of ALL ages and skill levels.

Malinda and her photojournalist husband Glenn Hartong thrive on telling great stories, in video, stills, and of course sharing their passion through teaching. Glenn has almost 30 years daily news experience – both still and video. Glenn has taught photography as well as video workshops. His images have been published around the globe, including in National Geographic and photojournalism text books. Of course they met thanks to great lenses!

Malinda and Glenn are both the 1st honorary civilian members of the Ohio Association of Professional Firefighters – recognized for decades of service, including serving as pool funeral coverage – both stills and video – for all other media outlets. Visit TheHartongs.com for our portfolio, photography & video services.

Malinda truly enjoys sharing her experience and love of photography and photoshop. With ongoing classes, summer camps, and workshops covering Digital Photography for Beginners, DSLR: Beyond Auto Mode, iPhonography, and Photoshop, plus 1-1 private lessons for beginners to aspiring pros, Malinda stays busy looking at the world through glass, and helping others to see it more beautifully while improving their own images. Call +1 (513) 245-4100

1-1 Lessons and group workshops are available for all ages on Photography from camera settings to editing plus Apple-related topics as well as Gift Certificates.


By appointment.
Monday, Weds 10am-6pm
Tues, Thurs 10am – 7pm
Fri 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am-1pm


Our studio address is unlisted.
We’re within 20 minutes of most of the tristate, 1 mile from Winton Woods. We’ll send a detailed map when booking.


  • The Dragonfly Foundation
  • DAV – Disabled American Veterans
  • Patriot Boot Camp
  • Scripps
  • Best Point
  • Eye Care Partners
  • Cincinnati Realtor Alliance
  • Associated Press
  • US Bank
  • Sam Adams Beer
  • Marketplace.org
  • STEM
  • Cincinnati Magazine
  • Ohio Professional Firefighters
  • The Guardian (U.K.)
  • The Times of London
  • Vanity Fair Magazine
  • Seventeen Magazine
  • Bad Girl Ventures
  • Senior Portraits
  • Headshots
  • and so many more