George Olson began his career as College Photographer of the Year while attending a school with no photo courses — Washburn University of Topeka, KS. He was a staff photographer at the Topeka Capital-Journal and the Kansas City Star before beginning a rewarding freelance career in California. His freelance works even included editing picture books while doing assignments for such magazines as Sports Illustrated and Time. But he is well known for several years spent as the director of photography of Sunset magazine where their photography was saluted many times in magazine competitions. Today, he lives in Portland, Or. and has the luxury of being a freelance photographer, editor and teacher.