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 available for members to enter competitions offered by TCACCC (Twin Cities Area Council of Camera Clubs), N4C (North Central Camera Club Council, and PSA (Photographic Society of America).
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
2023 – 2024 Salon Topics
|Salon Meeting||Salon Topic||Due by||Follow Rules|
|9/28/23||Digital -Lines and Angles||9/7/23|
|10/26/23||Print – Wild Flowers||10/5/23||Nature|
|11/30/23||Digital – Anything Fun||11/2/23||Journalism|
|1/25/24||Print – Macro/Micro||1/4/24|
|2/22/24||Digital – Wabi-Sabi (beauty in the imperfect)||2/1/24|
|3/28/24||Print – Water in Motion||3/7/24|
|4/25/24||Digital – Favorite Hobby||4/4/24|
|5/23/24||Print – Weathered||5/2/24|
|6/24 – TBD||End of Year Competition||5/23/24|