OTL Blog

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

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

Outside the Lens makes the nightly 6News!

Written by Niki Even on September 11 2010

Our 8-week Healthy Eating workshop ended on a great note! When 6News covered the last day of class, Armando and Hannah spoke beautifully about what a healthy lifestyle is all about, and shared their photography projects for all to see. Read Post

Summer workshops with the Department of Migrant Ed.

Written by Niki Even on September 09 2010

OTL's summer workshops with the San Diego County Office of Education, Migrant Education Program: Region IX reached 20 sites, 150 families and 700 kids. Read Post

Picture it Healthy, San Diego!

Written by Niki Even on September 07 2010

Outside the Lens ran an eight-session healthy food and play project in conjunction with with the Network for a Healthy California (San Diego and Imperial Region). Through photography and writing, children from the Chula Vista YMCA at Harborside Elementary School investigated what is means to be healthy in their community. Read Post

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