OTL Blog

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

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


Los Angeles Launch: What a Great Night

Written by Elisa Marusak Thomson on March 07 2012

What a great night in Los Angeles for the Outside the Lens LA Launch. We enjoyed tacos, music, margaritas, a photo booth, and a student exhibition. If you missed it...there is still time to get involved! Read Post


You Gave BIG.

Written by Niki Even on December 14 2011

Thank you to all of our donors and supporters! Together, you raised $7,607 (before the matching) to support Outside the Lens's programs for at-risk youth. We are truly appreciative! Read Post


From My Eyes Exhibition

Written by Niki Even on October 27 2011

OTL at Monarch School presents the "From My Eyes" student exhibition this October. Read Post


IYLEP with Outside the Lens

Written by OTL Volunteers on August 24 2011

This past week, 13 teenagers from the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program came to San Diego from all parts of Iraq and the US. They captured video footage, took photos, and wrote the script to create a video focused on leadership in their lives. Read Post


AmeriCorps Recognition Event

Written by Niki Even on August 22 2011

Outside the Lens's AmeriCorps V.I.P. Fellow, Rachel Lebowitz (Center), completed her year of national service on Friday! Rachel was awarded "Most Hours Served," "Most Social," and received the AmeriCorps award for best video, documenting "Life in AmeriCorps." Read Post


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