Here’s an interesting pro photography announcement to come out during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas (though it does not seem to be directly related to the show): Kelby Training and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) have merged to create a new company called KelbyOne.
Scott Kelby, who started both Kelby Training (an online photography educational site) and the NAPP, said the decision to combine the two came from members of both groups.
“For years Kelby Training members and NAPP members have wanted access to the benefits and courses offered by both organizations,” Kelby, who is president of NAPP and CEO of the Kelby Media Group, said in a news release. “The message was clear — members of both communities wanted to have it all. Now all members of both organizations will have access to the best of both worlds with some exciting new added benefits under the new KelbyOne.”
Members of both groups now have access to over 10,000 online training videos in photography, Photoshop and Lightroom on the new KelbyOne website. Current Kelby Training and NAAP are automatically enrolled in KelbyOne, effective today, and have been grandfathered in to the new memberships at the previous rates. New memberships for KelbyOne will cost $249 for the year, or $25 per month.
There’s more info at a KelbyOne FAQ page and in the below video and press release.
Kelby Training & NAPP Are Now “KelbyOne”
New Site Offers Combined Benefits, Added Perks to ALL Members
OLDSMAR, Fla., Jan. 7, 2014 — Kelby Training and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) have joined forces to create one singular hub for creative people to find the highest quality online education in photography, Photoshop and Lightroom. The new name is KelbyOne. The new website is kelbyone.com.
“For years Kelby Training members and NAPP members have wanted access to the benefits and courses offered by both organizations,” said Scott Kelby, President of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) and CEO of Kelby Media Group. “The message was clear — members of both communities wanted to have it all. Now all members of both organizations will have access to the best of both worlds with some exciting new added benefits under the new KelbyOne.”
KelbyOne now offers members access to more than 10,000 online training videos in photography, Photoshop and Lightroom with unparalleled cinematic production quality, taught by a team of the finest and highly respected instructors in the industry. KelbyOne’s videos are short, clear and concise allowing members to learn at their own pace and timeline. KelbyOne will also be rolling out brand new benefits to all members throughout the year.
All Kelby Training members and NAPP members are automatically members of KelbyOne, effective today. Members of both organizations have been grandfathered in to KelbyOne memberships at the exact same retail value of their previous individual Kelby Training ($199/year) or NAPP ($99/year) membership for the life of their new KelbyOne membership.
The price for brand new KelbyOne members (anyone currently not members of Kelby Training or NAPP) will be $25/month or $249/year. For more information about memberships, please visit the FAQ page on the website: www.kelbyone.com/FAQ or contact KelbyOne’s Customer Service Helpline at 800-201-7323.
About KelbyOne: Formerly The National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) and KelbyTraining.com, KelbyOne is leading resource for online creative education worldwide. For more information please visit www.kelbyone.com.
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