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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
A camera is a camera. 90% of the same tricks apply, no matter what you’re using. Every device has places where it excels, as well as limitations. But we’re absolutely sure you’re going to learn a TON of tricks for your phone photos – whether you’re taking a class or a private lesson.
PDF Step By Step Guide Included
Photography + Editing On the Go
“Malinda is a wonderful teacher!! Any interaction with her causes one to start taking better photos immediately!! Her dedication to her craft and willingness to share tips and tricks make any class with her a truly wonderful experience!”
Amy Roell, Education Director
Great Parks of Hamilton County
We’ve taken our iPhone Workshops all over town, to all skill levels and age groups including:
Great Parks of Hamilton County marketing group
Vehr Communications – marketing & PR pros
Cincinnati Art Museum Teachers Event
Girl Scouts, Summit Country Day School
Cincinnati Womens Club
In every instance someone has exclaimed –
“You just changed my life!”
Not sure how they use the same words but we’re so glad they’re excited about the tips & tricks we share.
Bring Any Device
Each device has it’s benefits and limitations. It’s really about getting the best image no matter what camera you’re using. Learning how to get the most out of each camera really does make a huge difference.
What You’ll Learn
Beginners welcome! No experience necessary. Everyone will learn jaw-dropping tricks!
FOCUS – CRITICAL to making great photos. Fixing this is easier than you might think! And get it to STICK instead of yellow boxes flitting all over your screen!
EXPOSURE – take control of brightness – a quick adjustment that makes a HUGE difference!
LENSES – yes I said lenses. Wait til you see what you can do! Amazing closeups, gorgeous scenery, and more!
FAVORITE APPS for shooting, editing, and creating professional quality art from images
SHARING PHOTOS & STORAGE TIPS – best tips for organizing, backing up, and sharing
EBOOK INCLUDED! You’ll get an ebook filled with tricks & tips to keep on your smart device. Reference what you’ve learned anytime!
Host Your Own Custom Workshop
We’ve presented this workshop for such clients as:
• The Woman’s Club of Cincinnati
• The Cincinnati Art Museum continuing education for teachers
• Great Parks of Hamilton County Marketing & Communications Team
• Vehr Communications staff
• Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
Ask for a quote based on your ideas.
May 3 & 10, 2018
our Studio near Winton Woods, off Winton Road in Springfield Twp 45231
2 Thursday nights, 7-9pm
$75, small class of 10.
We use an awesome service for class registration as well as booking lessons.
Register below using any credit card, or on our Registration page using your card or PayPal.
Contact Malinda if you have any questions at all, or to split or create something custom.
What our attendees say about our BEYOND AUTO Workshop
Just finished Beyond Auto class. I now use buttons I never dared touch before. I highly recommend the class for anyone using their DSLR camera as a point and shoot. It can do so much more if you learn how.
As a complete novice, I started with Beyond Auto. Since then I've taken photo editing and six hours of private lessons. I've learned so much and look forward to using what I've learned and participating on the photo walks. Melinda also helped me understand the different types of lenses, filters, monopods, memory cards, etc...for the type of photography I intend to do. Highly recommend for anyone wanting to learn or enhance your photography and/or editing skills.
I can not recommend Malinda and her class enough. I was fortunate enough to get a great deal on a DSLR camera but didn't have the knowledge to know how to use it correctly. After night one in her course I was able to successfully capture a picture of my son breaking a board in martial arts practice. I now not only feel comfortable with my camera but I can change my settings and recognize the adjustments I need to make, in fact it's becoming second nature. I learned so much and love having the incredible hand outs to refer back to as needed. Thank you Malinda for being such a wonderful teacher.
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
“I have taken other photography classes and read books but nothing really clicked with me. I desperately needed help in getting my camera out of scene mode and Malinda’s straight forward instruction helped me focus on the basics of what is important when taking a photo. It already seems less intimidating and I have taken some awesome new photos.”
TAKE THIS CLASS!!!! You will learn so much about your camera and how to fix common mistakes. Great investment !!! Amanda
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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