Fritz Olenberger was born in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1949. He became interested in photography in high school,
using Leica cameras his father gave him. Over the past 40 years he has been enjoying photography as a hobby. His skills are self-taught.
His images have appeared on the covers of Magellan’s Travel Catalog, and he has exhibited his travel images in one-man shows at Samy's Camera and the Santa Barbara Public Library.
His images of Alaska, England, Spain, Greece, Canada, Ireland, Israel, and the US have been selected for Google Earth and collectively have had over one million hits.
Fritz is a regular contributor to the on-line Santa Barbara newspaper "Noozhawk," and is a volunteer photographer for many Santa Barbara organizations, including Old Spanish Days, Flamenco Arts Festival, the Spirit of 76 Foundation, Summer Solstice Parade, the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara, the Santa Barbara Downtown Organization, the Santa Barbara Festival Ballet, World Dance for Humanity, and the Santa Barbara Trust for Historical Preservation. He has been a credentialed photographer for the Tournament of Roses Parade, the Amgen Tour of California, and the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. He has been a guest lecturer on Photojournalism at Antioch University.