OTL Blog

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

5 Fun Tips for Capturing Sunsets

Written by Tina Esser on August 19 2013

Learn how to photograph better sunsets during the ideal "golden hour" time period, which ends very quickly. Read Post

OTL Summer Camps in Full Swing

Written by Niki Even on July 14 2013

Our Street Photography Teens have been learning from professionals including the wonderful new york times photographer Sam Hodgson Read Post

Photography 101 Infographic

Written by Niki Even on July 08 2013

Looking for a one-stop photography reference guide? Check out this free Photo 101 Infographic! Print it out and take it with you in the field or bookmark this page on your mobile. Read Post

Taking New Heights!

Written by Niki Even on June 27 2013

I had the opportunity to take to the skies this month to watch over 1,000 San Diego school students spell out their message on the sand. Read Post

Bold Moves from the OTL Staff!

Written by Tina Esser on June 25 2013

August marks the end of my year with Outside the Lens- where has the time gone?! I've had an absolutely wonderful time learning from the OTL team and students! Read Post

It's On

Written by Alyssa Lucca on June 13 2013

Thank you to everyone who made Outside the Lens' first Friday Night Liberty event "It's On!" an amazing success, featuring student exhibitions, a photo booth, and great food from Solare. Read Post

Explorer Elementary Exhibition

Written by Niki Even on May 28 2013

Last Tuesday, Explorer Elementary had their OTL exhibition. The kids were all very excited and here are their results. Read Post

The Art of Panning Photography

Written by Tina Esser on May 16 2013

Swing your camera in perfect synchronization as your subject Hold your ground! Face the main direction where you are going to shoot, but move your shoulders and torso so you can follow your subject Read Post

Mixed Lighting Workshop

Written by Niki Even on May 14 2013

Outside the Lens had it's first Lighting Workshop this weekend with photographer Daniel Solomon! Read Post

Nativity Prep and Outside the Lens Visit Balboa Park

Written by Elisa Marusak Thomson on April 24 2013

Every year, our 6th grade class at Nativity Prep Academy takes a field trip to the Museum of Photographic Arts for a tour and a photo scavenger hunt around Balboa Park. The change of scenery brings a change in perspective and some beautiful photos! Check out some of their artwork below. Read Post

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