OTL Blog

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

OTL leads JR's Inside Out Project at Liberty Station

Written by OTL Volunteers on October 07 2014

Large-scale portraits of NTC @ Liberty Station artists and business owners, taken by OTL Youth Councilors, adorn Barracks 15 as part of JR's Inside Out Project Read Post

Humans of La Jolla

Written by Ignatius Nguyen on July 21 2014

OTL students captured life on the streets of La Jolla during our The Story Within Us summer camp Read Post

ABCs of Photography camp was a HUGE SUCCESS!

Written by Ignatius Nguyen on July 01 2014

At our first Summer Camp of the 2014 season, ten incoming third through sixth graders learned the basics of photography and produced some awesome work! Read Post

Summer Camps are off and running!

Written by OTL Volunteers on June 25 2014

An OTL volunteer describes our summer camps, great programs where you can learn new techniques, meet new people and enjoy the San Diego sun. Read Post

Up, Up & Away

Written by Niki Even on June 05 2014

Students lined up to write a message about preventing ocean pollution for I Love a Clean San Diego, as described poetically by an OTL staff member. Read Post

10 Signs Your Kid is Perfect for an OTL Summer Program

Written by Jennie Goldstone on May 24 2014

Summer is just around the corner, and we know you're looking for the perfect program to keep your kids active, learning, and having fun. We're here to help! Read Post

Photography Techniques: Motion Blur

Written by OTL Volunteers on May 12 2014

Fiddling with some simple settings on your camera can give you awe-worthy results. Motion Blur is one of these techniques, and Evan describes the specifics of how to make the most of the photography method. Read Post

iPhone Camera Tips

Written by Niki Even on April 24 2014

These days you've got a camera with you everywhere with the beauty of the iPhone built in cameras. With just a few little tips you'll be taking awesome shots. Read Post

Outside the Lens to Participate in GiveBIG 2014

Written by Ignatius Nguyen on April 16 2014

We are excited to announce that on May 6, 2014, Outside the Lens will be participating in GiveBIG 2014, a 24-hour day of giving to increase philanthropy in San Diego and raise awareness and support for local nonprofits! Read Post


Written by Niki Even on April 06 2014

Delegates representing over 23 countries joined us for a 1.5 hour presentation as we discussed engaging youth through digital media. Read Post

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