Bachelor of Science, Northwestern University, 1947; Master of Science, University of California at Los Angeles, 1949; postgraduate, Art Center School, Los Angeles, 1951-1952.
Instructor chemistry, Principia College, 1949-1951; photographer, Ken Schmid Studio, Chicago, 1952-1953; photographer, Stuart Rodgers Studio, Evanston, Illinois, 1953-1955; owner, Robert Koropp Photography, Inc., Chicago, 1955-1963; owner, Robert Koropp Photography, Inc., Allenspark, Colorado, 1963-1965; owner, Robert Koropp Photography, Inc., Denver, since 1965.
Served to sergeant United States Army, 1943-1946, United States, European Theatre of Operations. Member Professional Photographers American (Master of Photography award 1961), American Society Magazine Photographers (board governors, vice president Denver chapter 1980-1982), Colorado Photograph Art Center (board doctorandus since 1985), Phi Beta Kapa, Sigma Xi.
Married Harriet Burr, 1949 (divorced 1965). Children: Daryl Fischer, Randall. Married Phyllis Merrill, November 25, 1978.