OTL Blog

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

Can't Help But Smile! with Dewey Elementary

Written by Niki Even on April 16 2013

One of my favorite groups of the year are the 3rd graders from Dewey Elementary. They never stop making me laugh as they come up with shots that mimic advertisements and TV shows! Read Post


Composing Better Photos

Written by Tina Esser on April 10 2013

Whether you have a point-and-shoot or a DSLR, you can easily apply a few simple rules to enhance your photos, including the "Rule of Thirds", framing, and contrast. Read Post


Our First Liberty Station Photo Bootcamp!

Written by Niki Even on April 10 2013

Thank you to everyone who came to our first Photo 101 Bootcamp on March 23rd! Two of our instructors, Amanda Dahlgren and Daniel Solomon, joined a mix of teens and adults for a beautiful day of hands-on photography at our new Liberty Station space. Read Post


How to shoot Time-lapse Photography

Written by OTL Volunteers on April 07 2013

Time-lapse is basically a new method of shooting frames slower than they will be shown. With diagrams, and step-by-step explanations of concepts and equipment, OTL helps you learn the basics. Read Post


Visual Design with ALBA

Written by Tina Esser on April 06 2013

Impressive photography from our students at the end of class number 2. Read Post


Be a Part of the Magic! Join an Exhibition

Written by Elisa Marusak Thomson on April 05 2013

It's that time of year when we all get to gloat at the hard work our students have put in the last 8 months. Join us in the celebration at some of our upcoming exhibitions! Read Post


OTL In London!

Written by OTL Volunteers on March 23 2013

One of OTL’s past high school interns, Desiree Etzel, is now in her third year of studying Psychology and Art at Lewis & Clark in Portland, Oregon. Read Post


Students tour U-T TV San Diego!

Written by Tina Esser on March 20 2013

OTL students from Muirlands Middle School toured the San Diego Union Tribune and its TV studios today! Students caught a glimpse into the making of a newspaper and the workings of a TV station from the helpful staff! Read Post


Portraits at Nativity Prep

Written by Niki Even on March 17 2013

In preparation for our visit from a professional photographer this week, Nativity Prep students spent our last class taking expressive portraits of each other. They came up with some really great shots! Take a look! Read Post


Throwback Thursday: Picture It Healthy!

Written by Tina Esser on March 05 2013

Happy Throwback Thursday! These are some samples from our Picture It Healthy program at Castle Park Elementary School back in 2011. Learn more about bringing our Picture It Healthy program to your school! Read Post


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