OTL Blog

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

​The Bridge: A cross-cultural film collaboration that goes beyond the screen

Written by Hilary Morefield on April 14 2016

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Upon Reflection: A visual retrospective on our journey through the lens of young Syrian refugee women

Written by Lucy Eagleson on April 03 2016

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Photography Tips

Written by Raquel Mendoza on April 02 2016

Improve your photography skills with these simple vantage points techniques! Read Post

Finding Identity, Living Memory through Documentary Filmmaking

Written by Lucy Eagleson on March 15 2016

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March Friday Night Liberty recap: The Out[siders]

Written by OTL Staff Editor on March 08 2016

Media Educator Will Wohleb recaps the opening of The Out[siders] that took place on March 4 - a stunning photography exhibit by OTL students at Chaparral High School in El Cajon. Read Post


Written by Lucy Eagleson on March 03 2016

Adobe's #CreativeJam - Photography was a night of creative inspiration and fun in San Diego! Read Post

​Meet our Volunteer, Christina Martin!

Written by OTL Staff Editor on February 23 2016

OTL Media Educator Raquel Mendoza sits down with one of our amazing volunteer teaching assistants, Christina, to learn more about why she chooses to give her time and talents to OTL: Read Post

Through A New Lens: Using Tablets to Create in the Elementary Classroom

Written by Hilary Morefield on February 16 2016

Incorporating device-based learning in my lessons has lead to some of my most engaging and fruitful teaching moments in photography yet. Here are the top three reasons I saw why: Read Post

Join OTL on #GivingTuesday in Support of our Youth Council Program!

Written by OTL Volunteers on November 24 2015

#GivingTuesday is coming up on December 1. Be a part of the action by helping Outside the Lens meet our challenge from the Parker Foundation! Read Post

Media Literacy in the Classroom, by Jessica Kwen, OTL Intern

Written by OTL Volunteers on November 05 2015

For Media Literacy Week - Day 4, we hear how two OTL Media Educators are putting Media Literacy into practice in their classrooms! Read Post

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