George Lepp

Keynote Address | Inspiration, Support, Transition and Awe: The Keys to Success in Nature Photography

NANPA’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, one of North America’s best-known contemporary outdoor and nature photographers, and a leader in the field of digital imaging, George Lepp is the author of many books and hundreds of nationally and internationally published articles about the creative, ethical, and technical aspects of nature photography. He is field editor of Outdoor Photographer magazine, where his “Tech Tips” column is widely read. His photography is extensively published and exhibited, and represented by Getty Images, Corbis, AgStock, and Photo Researchers.

Lepp is one of the first members of Canon USA’s Explorers of Light program, featuring the industry’s most influential photographers. He has presented hundreds of lectures and led workshops all over the world, and often serves as a judge of international photography competitions. Founder and Fellow of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA), Lepp has won many awards for his work, including Photo Media’s Photography Person of the Year, the Photographic Society of America’s prestigious Progress Award, and NANPA’s Lifetime Achievement Award. First trained in wildlife and wildlands management, Lepp later earned a BA and honorary MSc from Brooks Institute of Photography.

George and his wife and collaborator, Kathryn Vincent Lepp, live in Bend, Oregon, and can be contacted

© George Lepp. Monarch butterflies cover a tree trunk at the over-wintering site in the high mountains of Mexico. 1976

George’s keynote presentation is sponsored by Canon. 

George will lead Inspiration, Support, Transition and Awe at 8:15 pm on Saturday, February 23, 2019.