OTL Blog

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

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

Our Eyes are Wide Open to Media Literacy

Written by on March 19 2014

Last week, Outside the Lens paired up with the WorldLink Program at the University of San Diego's Institute for Peace and Justice to screen the film, Eyes Wide Open: This is Media at the IPJ Theater. Read Post

Creating Bokeh

Written by Jennie Goldstone on March 10 2014

The bokeh style has been used in countless photographs, where the subject is shown to be clear and the background blurred out. Any camera can take photographs with bokeh as long as you are able to set the correct mode. Read Post

Exhibitions are in the Air...!

Written by Alyssa Lucca on February 13 2014

Outside the Lens is just wrapping up our Exhibitions for our Fall classes with some amazing students. We have all been inspired by their investment into their final photography pieces. Read Post

Hello, We're OTL Interns!

Written by OTL Volunteers on February 01 2014

For the month of January Eden and I have had the pleasure of working with OTL to create training videos for the Teacher Portal that we’re produicng. Read Post

Outside the Lens at WorldLink

Written by Elisa Marusak Thomson on January 24 2014

Outside the Lens continued our partnership with WorldLink at the University of San Diego last Wednesday by providing a photobooth where students can express themselves creatively by sharing their stories and dreams. Read Post

Star Trail Photography

Written by Niki Even on January 11 2014

The idea of star trail photography is very strange and has been around for quite sometime, but with such great advancements in todays cameras, more photographers have taken advantage of this wondrous effect. Read Post

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