(photo credit: Rob Dunton)

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 50 years he has been enjoying photography as a hobby. His skills are self-taught.
His images have appeared the San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, Hollywood Confidential, the Santa Barbara News-Press, and on the covers many Santa Barbara periodicals. His images of Spain, Greece, Canada, and the US have appeared on the covers of Magellan’s Travel Catalog.
Fritz is a regular contributor to the Santa Barbara on-line news sources Noozhawk and Edhat, and is a volunteer photographer for many non-profit 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
  • Santa Barbara Historical Museum
  • Pancreatic Cancer Network
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • American Heart Association Heart Ball
  • American Cancer Society Riviera Ball
  • VNA Health (formerly Santa Barbara Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care)
  • Standing Together to Prevent Sexual Assault (formerly Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center)

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.