OTL Blog

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

Through My Lens: Polo

Written by OTL Staff Editor on November 21 2017

When I look through the viewfinder, I see the world as a multitude of inspirations, waiting to be created into messages, stories, and poems. Read Post

Ivy Gordon Receives Inaugural Focus Award for Community Leadership

Written by OTL Staff Editor on October 02 2017

​It’s that time of year again when everyone at Outside the Lens (OTL) is busy prepping for our annual fundraiser, Shutter and Stout 2017! This year’s event will be held October 14th at Farmer and the Seahorse in La Jolla. As an additional feature of this year’s event, and for the first time ever, Outside the Lens will be awarding the Focus Award for Community Leadership to Ivy Gordon. Read Post

CxC in Bosnia-Herzegovina - A Student Perspective

Written by OTL Staff Editor on September 25 2017

In the Cameras Across Cultures BiH program, Kimberly collaborated with local students from Bosnia-Herzegovina and American students to create a short narrative film, which screened at the opening of the Mediterranean Film Festival in Široki Brijeg. We chatted with Kimberly to talk about her about her first trip abroad, collaboration in film, what it’s like to climb mountains for two 5-second takes, and why Snapchat on the big screen is the next big thing in filmmaking. Read Post

5 Reasons to go to Summer Camp!

Written by Lucy Eagleson on June 06 2017

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Building Empathy Through Photography & Film

Written by Sadie Short on March 16 2017

Building Empathy Through Photography & Film: Exploring Immigration with 8th Grade Students at King-Chavez High School Read Post

Student Photography & Poetry Shines at SDSU Dual Language Symposium

Written by Ignatius Nguyen on March 13 2017

This January, tenth grade students from Outside the Lens’ Cameras in the Classroom program at Hoover High School were invited to perform their “Here I Am” spoken word piece at the Dual Language Symposium held at San Diego State University. Read Post

A Difference in Education

Written by Lucy Eagleson on December 20 2016

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A Passion in Photography

Written by on November 30 2016

The OTL experience through the eyes of our intern and youth council member, Kimberly! Read Post

Our Story Matters

Written by Elisa Marusak Thomson on November 10 2016

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My Journey Through the Lens

Written by Mandalyn Kime on October 17 2016

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