OTL Blog

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

Sixth Grade Pros!

Written by OTL Volunteers on February 01 2011

Sixth grade students learn about studio lighting and test out their skills on a real set! Read Post


Walk the Watershed is Back!

Written by OTL Volunteers on January 20 2011

Outside the Lens will help host the 4th annual Walk the Watershed restoration and education event! This event aims to increase awareness within the community about how residents can restore and protect the Pueblo Watershed. Read Post


Turn Off Your Camera and See the World Through Their Eyes: Monarch School Exhibition

Written by Elisa Marusak Thomson on January 18 2011

OTL proudly displays students' work at the Monarch School Exhibition. Parents, friends, and teachers admire the photos and poems of these talented students. Read Post


Outside the Lens in Africa

Written by OTL Volunteers on January 11 2011

This past Friday, OTL Project Coordinator, Debi Spindelman spoke about her recent trip to Kenya, Africa at the Foundation for Women. Read about her experience on the photoblog. Read Post


OTL In the News!

Written by OTL Volunteers on January 04 2011

OTL students featured in the Union Tribune article that highlights an OTL field trip where students toured Phil Borges' "Stirring the Fire" exhibit and were able to meet the photographer and ask about his about the creative process. Read Post


Pieces of Me

Written by Niki Even on December 15 2010

Students take photos of different pieces of themselves. This project encourages them to focus on where they come from and their experiences in life. Read Post


Monarch School in Action

Written by Elisa Marusak Thomson on December 14 2010

Trying out different vantage points is an excellent way to enhance your photography skills! Students practice different elements of design such as line, texture, color, pattern and shape. Capturing the right shot takes a lot of patience and practice. Read Post


Healthy Behaviors Conference

Written by OTL Volunteers on December 10 2010

OTL joins in on the Healthy Behaviors Conference on Wednesday, December 8th. Attendees of the Healthy Behaviors Conference stop by to check out our photo booth. Read Post


OTL Comes Together for the Help-Portrait Event on Dec. 4

Written by OTL Volunteers on December 09 2010

Get your best Smile ready for the Holidays! Photographers and their assistants set up their stations for OTL's Help-Portrait event on Saturday, December 4th. Families will be coming in shortly to capture their Holiday portraits. Read Post


TJ River Action Month Finale

Written by OTL Volunteers on September 29 2010

OTL partnered with Wildcoast to document the San Diego community's concern for the Tijuana River Valley. San Diego County Supervisor Greg Cox attended the Action Month's final event on Oct. 23, and recognized everyone's clean-up efforts. Read Post


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