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 Santa Barbara on-line news sources Noozhawk and Edhat, and is a volunteer photographer for many Santa Barbara organizations, including

  • Old Spanish Days Fiesta
  • Flamenco Arts Festival
  • Santa Barbara International Film Festival
  • Spirit of 76 Foundation
  • Summer Solstice Parade
  • UCSB Theater and Dance
  • Cancer Center of Santa Barbara
  • Doctors without Walls - Santa Barbara Street Medicine
  • Santa Barbara Downtown Organization
  • Santa Barbara Festival Ballet
  • World Dance for Humanity
  • Santa Barbara Trust for Historical Preservation
  • American Heart Association Heart Ball
  • American Cancer Society Riviera Ball
  • Santa Barbara Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care

He has been a credentialed photographer for the Tournament of Roses Parade, and the Amgen Tour of California, and has been a guest lecturer on Photojournalism at Antioch University.