NAPP and Kelby Training Memberships Now Available

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If you’re a photographer, you know that the tools of the trade are constantly evolving. Since one of today’s primary tools is Adobe Photoshop, mastering the software’s intricacies and newest capabilities can help you maintain professional success in the digital age.

In that spirit, B&H is pleased to announce a partnership with Kelby Media Group to offer memberships to the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) as well as subscriptions to online Kelby Training. Both organizations were founded by Scott Kelby, editor and publisher of Photoshop User magazine and the author of more than 40 books about photography. Aside from its online training vehicles, Kelby Training also offers a plethora of educational DVDs and books on photography, Photoshop, Lightroom and more.

Scott Kelby is also the co-presenter of the popular video podcast Photoshop User TV, and of course he’s a photographer and designer himself. So when you explore his books and the videos of Kelby Training, you’ll find lots of practical, targeted advice for just about every aspect of digital photography.  A membership in NAPP and a subscription to KelbyTraining.com are two things that any photographer or digital artist should seriously consider.

B&H is offering

  • One-year ($95) and two-year ($169)memberships to NAPP that include a print subscription to Photoshop User magazine (USA-only)
  • One-year ($89) membership to NAPP that includes a digital subscription to Photoshop User magazine (worldwide)
  • One-year subscription to Kelby Training ($189) that includes unlimited access to video training on KelbyTraining.com

NAPP Membership

With some 75,000 members worldwide, the NAPP is the largest organization of its kind. Membership entitles you to:

  • A subscription to 10 issues of Photoshop User magazine
  • Members-only forums, online portfolios and a job bank
  • Online technical support and special Learning Centers
  • Helpful product reviews and breaking industry news
  • Unlimited access to more than 1,000 Photoshop and Lightroom tips and tutorials

Kelby Training

Though NAPP membership may be all you need, some users may want to take advantage of an intensive curriculum of online instruction sessions that are available via subscription to Kelby Training. According to the company, the online training sessions can help you become a better photographer and creative designer within weeks. A Kelby Training subscription includes:

  • Access to every online class as well as future updates
  • Unlimited access so you can learn at your own pace
  • Exclusive content for all skill levels
  • The ability to view on Flash-enabled devices or on an iPhone or iPad
  • The capability to follow along with exercise files and more

Memberships and subscriptions can be purchased on the B&H website, through B&H phone sales and in person in the B&H SuperStore.

Click below to see our other Kelby Training In-Depth articles:

General Photography and Wedding Help from Kelby Training

Teaching Photographers How to Make Pictures Perfect

Conquering Adobe Software via Kelby Training DVDs

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I do intraoperative surgical photography. I use a Nikon D700, macro lens -60- and a circular ring flash.

My question- No matter what I do I have a real problem with white balancing

Room lights ,( diff temperatures of bulbs) , table lights- tungstein  ( even though I move them away from the table ) and ring flash-   (and therefore more influence by other  lights) . When I am within 20-40 cm, good color and nice reds.

When I Have The Problem is when I am further out

 eg 80-100 cm .  The photos are to orange/yellow, Ican't seem to correct this with the PRE white balance . When I switch toa regular flash at the greater distances it seems to be a little better

Any suggestions??

Thanks

Hello,

The issue is the variety of ambient (room lights) that are affecting your exposure. If you were soley exposing for your ring flash, you would not see the color shift as much. With the amount of different color temp light sources, I doupt any in camera WB will help.

"Room lights (diff temperatures of bulbs)"  You have 2 options: turn them off or change or filter the bulbs to the same color temp.

"table lights- tungsten" Same here, you can use daylight balanced bulbs, filter the bulbs or turn them off.

Shoot in RAW and you can adjust the White Balance perfectly every time in post.

I would suggest shooting RAW and then going into photoshop and adjusting the color. Once you have adjusted the color the best you can in RAW mode, you will probably have some area that have some different tones that you don't want and this is where you have to get a little creative. I often go and select that area, (not a perfect science) with the lasso tool and then go and feather. Once I do that I hide the selection and make my correction. If you hide the selection, you can better determine if your adjustments are working. Feathering is the key and you may have to play with that and do the whole process a few time to get it right. You are going to have to know how to adjust color in photoshop and I am not taking about RAW mode here, thats just to start. You will have to to image/adjustments/color balance or hue saturation. I suggest hue saturation. Play with this and you can match the color of the rest of the photograph. There are other ways too, but go beyond what I can describe to you on here. Good luck!

I am going blind.

My I transfer my membership to my nephrew Jordan?  I have given him all my equipment.

We are sorry to learn that you are going blind. 

N.A.P.P. no longer exists, it was taken over by Scott Kelby and is now Kelbyone.com training.  You would need to contact them directly with this inquiry to see about the status of your membership and whether it could be transferred to your nephew.  See the link below for the Kelbyone.com site, from there you may contact them:

http://kelbyone.com/