5 Minute Portrait Session with Jared Polin – 5 Tips for Better Portraits

by Janice

Sometimes, all you have is five minutes! ;)

But when it comes to capturing a great portrait, five minutes can still get the job done!

Last month when I was at Blogworld in New York, my friend Jared Polin, aka Fro Knows Photo, was kind enough to sneak away from his official Blogworld photographer duties and quickly shoot some portraits for me.


The conditions were hardly ideal — it was the middle of the day, with a harsh sun, in a parking lot! But Jared made it work and in less than five minutes, I had some great new headshots! Thanks Jared!

Over at FroKnowsPhoto.com, Jared posted a video about our 5 Minute Portrait Session along with 5 Tips for Better Portraits. As with all of his content, Jared offers some great information that will definitely help you out wherever you are in your photography journey. (I learn a ton from Jared!)

I hope you find his tips and video helpful too!

Once again, thanks for the great images Jared — I really appreciate it!


You can find Jared at FroKnowsPhoto.com and see more of his incredible work on his Flickr account Flickr.com/jaredpolin.

Written by Janice, co-founder of the Mom Blog, 5 Minutes for Mom
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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at janicecrozephotography.com.

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lisa June 29, 2011 at 7:11 pm

Hello, hot stuff! I miss your face!


2 Rachel June 29, 2011 at 8:53 pm

Those photos are fabulous!!! Wow – you look amazing! Thanks for the great photography site tip – I’ve already read his five tips and I’m definitely going to put them to good use!!


3 Cat Davis June 30, 2011 at 1:40 am

Oh gosh I remember watching a ton of his videos a few months back trying to learn some basics of my Nikon and actually started shooting manual because of him.

Those are fabulous pictures!


4 Lolli June 30, 2011 at 8:41 am

Gorgeous pictures, Janice! But, really, how can pics of you NOT be gorgeous?!


5 Serendipity is Sweet June 30, 2011 at 2:51 pm

He had a beautiful subject ;)

Thanks for pointing me to his website. I need all the tips I can find!


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