OTL Blog

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

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


Video Class...Brainstorming Session

Written by Elisa Marusak Thomson on March 02 2013

Our students spent the afternoon talking about the stories of their lives as female students within engineering based high school program. You would be blown away with what they have to share! Read Post


U-T San Diego visits Nativity Prep Academy's OTL class

Written by Niki Even on February 23 2013

Outside the Lens has had a wonderful start at Nativity Prep Academy! For our third class, two photojournalists from U-T San Diego (Peggy Peattie and Nelvin Cepeda) came to talk to the students about life working for the newspaper. Read Post


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