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

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


OTL pairs with Casa De Amistad for fun summer workshops

Written by Elisa Marusak Thomson on August 30 2010

Outside the Lens had so much fun doing five summer workshops with children from Casa De Amistad, a non-profit organization focused on the development of Hispanic children and their families in North San Diego County. Read Post


The LUX'er Summer Campers Photograph "Pieces of Me"

Written by OTL Volunteers on August 04 2010

Outside The Lens had a fabulous time working with the kids in the LUX Museum Summer Camp. The kids were able to work on the project "Piece Of Me" in which they take a picture of one of their body parts and then write about why it is special to them. Enjoy some student samples below! Read Post


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