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 four salons: Color Topic, Color Open, Monochrome Topic, Monochrome 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.

In addition, MVPC offers the opportunity for members to have their photos critiqued in a non-competitive environment.  Members are encouraged to bring their photos on a USB “thumb” drive to Focus Night for critique and suggestions by experienced club members on how the photos may be improved.

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

Salon Rules -Updated 6/24/2019

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

MVPC Salon FAQ – Updated Oct 2020
Entering MVPC Salons by Al Kiecker (PPT)
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 Paint – PDF

2020 – 2021 Salon Topics

Salon Month Salon Topic Due by Follow Rules
September Digital -At Play 8/20/20
October Digital –  Doors/Windows 9/20/20
November Digital – Speed 10/18/20 Photojournalism
January Digital –  Twin Cities 12/20/20
February Digital – Beginning with “T” 1/24/21
March Digital – Different Perspective 2/21/21
April Digital –  Abstract 3/21/21
May Digital – Urban Nature 4/18/21
June End of Year Competition

2021 – 2022 Salon Topics

Salon Month Salon Topic Due by Follow Rules
September Digital -Labor/Work TBD
October Print –  Garden Plants and Flowers TBD
November Digital – 12″ or Less Above the Ground TBD
January Print –  Old Fashioned TBD
February Digital – Altered Reality TBD Altered Reality
March Print – Fence/Fences TBD
April Digital –  Street Scenes TBD Photojournalism
May Print – Signs of the Season TBD
June End of Year Competition TBD

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