OTL Blog

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

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


Summer Campers Learn The Styles Of All Photographers

Written by OTL Volunteers on August 04 2010

This July Outside The Lens photographer Katie Gardner (katiegardnerphoto.com) hosted a summer camp on the Military Base in Point Loma where she taught kids different ways to photograph their subjects. Read Post


Teens Discover their Inner Artist

Written by OTL Volunteers on August 04 2010

Outside The Lens has traveled all across San Diego and Orange County this summer teaching workshops to teens of all ages, demonstrating how listen to their inner artist and photographer. Read Post


Keeping Those Precious Memories

Written by OTL Volunteers on June 23 2010

We kicked off our Summer Migrant Education sessions June 22 - with family portraits, poem writing and healthy living workshops! Read Post


Photos, Fun & Food

Written by OTL Volunteers on June 23 2010

With Nativity Prep Academy on May 20 Outside The Lens had an exhibition showcasing all of the fabulous photos that these 6th graders took, under served youth in this school. Read Post


OTL Internship in a Nutshell

Written by OTL Volunteers on January 29 2010

Over the last three weeks Will Pascoe and I (Connor De St. Croix) have been interning here at Outside the Lens under mentors Niki Even and Colleen O'Hallaran. Read Post


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