Salon Information


One of the best ways to improve your photography is to have your own photos critiqued with suggestions on how to improve your photo.  MVPC offers two approaches to this.

Part of MVPC’s general meeting is devoted to salons. Each meeting has six salons: Color Topic, Color Open, Monochrome Topic, Monochrome Open, Novice Topic and Novice Open. The monthly salons alternate between prints and projected digital images. The topics are determined the previous year by club vote.  Members submit photos for the salon to be judged and critiqued by an experienced photographer from outside the club.

The second approach for critique of your images is offered at “My Meeting.”

For more detailed information on entering salons, see the links below.

Salon Rules -Updated 6/29/2021

To enter monthly salons, go to the ‘For Our Members’ page to upload your images.

MVPC Salon FAQ – Updated 12/22/22
Entering MVPC Salons by Salon Committee (PDF)
Entering MVPC Print Salons by Salon Committee (PDF)
Where to get Prints by Rick Graves (PDF)
Judging Overview by Darrell Tangen Jan 2019 (PPT)
Salon Judging Considerations by Bob Lundquist Oct 2019 (PPT)
How To Resize and Sharpen with Elements – Updated Aug 2017
Image sizing for MVPC digital submissions using Faststone – Updated Aug 2017
How To Resize and Sharpen With PhotoShop – Updated Aug 2017
Resizing Photos with IrfanView
Resize Photos with Corel Painter – PDF

2022 – 2023 Salon Topics

Salon Month Salon Topic Due by Follow Rules
September Digital -Some Like it Hot 9/1/22
October Print –  Worn Out 10/6/22
November Digital – Together 11/3/22
January Print –  Favorite Spot 1/5/23
February Digital – Moonlight 2/2/23
March Print – Waterfalls 3/2/23
April Digital –  Burst of Color 4/6/23
May Print – Abstracts in Nature 5/4/23 Nature
June End of Year Competition 6/1/23

2023 – 2024 Salon Topics

Salon Month Salon Topic Due by Follow Rules
September Digital -Lines and Angles 9/7/22
October Print –  Wild Flowers 10/5/22 Nature
November Digital – Anything Fun 11/2/22 Journalism
January Print – Macro/Micro 1/4/24
February Digital – Wabi-Sabi (beauty in the imperfect) 2/1/24
March Print – Water in Motion 3/1/24
April Digital –  Favorite Hobby 4/4/24
May Print – Weathered 5/2/24
June End of Year Competition 6/6/24

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