OTL Blog

The source for photography tips, student news, and exciting updates from OTL.

Video Class...Brainstorming Session

Written by Elisa Marusak Thomson on March 02 2013

Our students spent the afternoon talking about the stories of their lives as female students within engineering based high school program. You would be blown away with what they have to share! Read Post


U-T San Diego visits Nativity Prep Academy's OTL class

Written by Niki Even on February 23 2013

Outside the Lens has had a wonderful start at Nativity Prep Academy! For our third class, two photojournalists from U-T San Diego (Peggy Peattie and Nelvin Cepeda) came to talk to the students about life working for the newspaper. Read Post


New Social Media Platform: Vine

Written by Tina Esser on February 14 2013

If you ever thought about mashing up Twitter with Instagram and YouTube - look no further! Check out this review on Vine, a new social media platform that allows you to upload short video clips to share with followers. Read Post


Movie Making at Muirlands!

Written by Niki Even on February 12 2013

Outside the Lens students at Muirlands Middle School are in the process of creating films for a few local film festivals; here's a sneak peak at one of the groups' idea! Read Post


Photography Contest!

Written by Niki Even on January 15 2013

Calling all college and high school aged photographers! OTL is hosting a "Re-Imagining Borders" photography contest in collaboration with the Museum of Photographic Arts, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, Trans-Border Institute, and Worldlink. Read Post


Help Portrait Event at Monarch School

Written by Tina Esser on December 17 2012

Over fifty families came out to take part of the OTL Help portrait event at Monarch School. Help Portrait delivered a photograph to each family that came out this past Saturday. Read Post


Come visit us at the La Jolla Open Aire Market on Sunday!

Written by Elisa Marusak Thomson on December 12 2012

Come join us again this sunday at the La Jolla Open Aire Market, located at the corner of Girard St. and Genter Ave at the La Jolla Elementary School from 9am-1pm. Read Post


How to Make a Video Bulletin!

Written by OTL Volunteers on September 17 2012

Take a look at our first blog post of the school year from 8th grader Domas! This student put together a couple pictures to let everyone know how we record the weekly video bulletins. Read Post


Nativity Prep Academy: A Night to Remember

Written by Niki Even on May 29 2012

From presentations about how hard the students worked to stop-motion videos and sharing poetry, our exhibit was a massive success for Nativity Prep and OTL! Read Post


Community Partners: SOL market

Written by Niki Even on March 12 2012

Jerry Moore from the new SOL market in Liberty Station rocked a 20 minute guest lecture in two of our Outside the Lens classes today. He spoke about developing a logo and marketing pieces as part of our Picture it Healthy Program. Read Post


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