About George and Kathryn

George Lepp

George D. Lepp is one of North America's best-known contemporary outdoor and nature photographers. His passions for natural beauty, technical precision, cutting-edge technology, and environmental responsibility are revealed in his beautiful and compelling photographic images. He is also widely recognized for his unique dedication to sharing his photographic and biological knowledge with other photographers through his seminars and writing. In both realms, George Lepp is a leader in the rapidly advancing field of digital imaging.


Lepp's images have appeared in some of the world's most widely viewed venues and on the covers of many books and magazines, including Natural History, Car and Driver, PC Photo, and Outdoor Photographer; at prestigious galleries and museums throughout the United States; and at the corporate headquarters of Canon USA, Eastman Kodak, and Epson America. He was chosen by Canon USA as one of the first members of its Explorers of Light program, which features the industry's most influential photographers. He is known for his sweeping panoramic images that capture the magnificence of locations in Africa, Antarctica, the Netherlands, and North America. His stock and assignment photography is represented by Getty, Corbis, AgStock, and Photo Researchers.

Lepp is regularly read in popular photographic magazines; he is the field editor of Outdoor Photographer, where he has a monthly column. He is the author of many books, including Wildlife Photography: Stories from the Field; Golden Poppies of California; and Beyond the Basics (I and II): Innovative Techniques for outdoor and Nature Photography, as well as hundreds of articles on photography. He has taught at Photoshop World, Santa Fe Workshops, Palm Beach Workshops, and founded the Lepp Institute of Digital Imaging. Lepp is a founding board member and fellow of the North American Nature Photographers Association and winner of many awards for his work, including Photo Media's Photography Person of the Year and the prestigious Progress Award, the highest given by the Photographic Society of America. He holds a Bachelor's Degree and an Honorary Master's Degree from the Brooks Institute of Photography.


Kathryn Vincent Lepp

Photo by Margie Murr. Thanks, Margie!

Photo by Margie Murr. Thanks, Margie!

Kathryn Vincent Lepp is a writer and editor and former Assistant Dean of the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at the University of California, Riverside. In addition to her collaboration with her husband, photographer and writer George Lepp, she often undertakes writing and editing projects for popular and scholarly publications.

With George Lepp, Kathryn has co-authored three books on nature photography: Wildlife Photography--Stories from the Field (2010); Beyond the Basics: Innovative Techniques for Nature Photography (1993); and Beyond the Basics II: More Innovative Techniques for Nature Photography (1997); and many articles on photographic topics. She was consulting editor of Lepp's quarterly publication, The Natural Image, from 1987 to 1996. Her publications also include authored and edited books and articles on a wide variety of scholarly and popular topics, including U.S.-Mexico relations, Mexican history, environmental issues, and the law. Representative of this area of her work are Myths, Misdeeds, and Misunderstandings: The Roots of Conflict in U.S.-Mexico Relations (Scholarly Resources: 1997) with Jaime E. Rodríguez; Alternative Futures for the Salton Sea (University of California, UC MEXUS: 1999); "Redefining Poverty in California: Public Policy and the Mexican Rural Poor," (University of California, UC MEXUS: 1996); and, with Juan Vicente Palerm and Bobby Vincent, "Mexican Immigrants in Courts" (University of Washington: 1999).