Quiet Hounds :: Side Of The Scenes

October 23, 2012 | Editorial Photography

Quiet Hounds by Zack Arias

You may have heard me mention the Quiet Hounds before. That’s because they are one of my new favorite bands. I’m fortunate enough to know these five fine fellows and I recently tagged along on a video shoot of their’s to shoot some stills. So these aren’t quite “behind” the scenes. More to the side of the scenes. 7am call times suck but then you see the light and it makes it worth while. 

Quiet Hounds by Zack Arias


Quiet Hounds by Zack Arias


Quiet Hounds by Zack Arias


Quiet Hounds by Zack Arias

Funny story. I was shooting that early morning light (as seen in the first photo of this post) and had to grab it quickly as the video crew was needing to get their shot. Just before I ran out of the way I snapped a shot with my iPhone to put on Instagr.am. The band liked that shot so much I thought they had used it for this cover. Upon further inspection this evening I can see where they actually used part of one image shot with my IQ140 and part of my image shot with my iPhone. That… is funny. There will be another post at some point featuring a full shoot with Quiet Hounds. For now, check out their new song “Beacon Sun” and see the video on their site. Also, if you are in ATL on November 17th be sure to catch them live at the Goat Farm. Their live show is amazing.

Cheers, Zack


  • BWJones said on October 23, 2012

    Love that first image! Love them all, but wow… that first image! Was that in camera? 😉

  • Zack said on October 23, 2012

    @BWJones – Yep. Some tweaks in LR but pretty much from camera.


  • Daf said on October 23, 2012

    Ha. From the finished image which part is iPhone and which PaseOne ?
    No, I’m not going to guess 😉
    Nice shot either way.

  • Feather said on October 23, 2012


  • Ardean said on October 23, 2012

    LOVE the light in the first image. It really IS what it’s all about. (well… and the connection to people too :)

  • JBarwood said on October 23, 2012

    …and now my eyes and ears are happy. Thank you.

  • Patrik Lindgren said on October 23, 2012

    Cool video and a nice tune. And of course these images are really nice. Kinda funny that you got two very similar shots but taken with two completely different tools and that they seemed to prefer the one taken with you iPhone. :)
    It doesn´t really matter, but i think the last one gives me another feeling than the first one.

  • Andrew said on October 25, 2012

    7am does suck, but, boy oh boy, it usually has fine light that make the effort worthwhile!

  • markANDshannon said on October 27, 2012

    I definitely like the first one better. It just looks like it happened. The cover seems, well, like a cover. Regardless, I think they (the band) are magic and I am working on getting to ATL for the show! I’m bringing the xpro if I do!

  • Marc said on October 30, 2012

    I’m in for the first image as well. But the final image I like a bit better because the outer individuals in the back have a bit more backlighting, making the image a bit more balanced. Anyway great bandpictures!

  • Zack Gilbert said on November 1, 2012

    Awesome shots. I especially love the first one.

  • Michael Sullivan said on November 1, 2012

    I’m torn between the first image and the cover shot, ridiculous light!!! I watched the Lara Jade CL three day class week and now seeing this makes me realize how amazing backlight is. Keep up the amazing work and thanks for giving so much back to us trying to make our way up the ranks. :)

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  • sam said on January 3, 2013

    may like it, from Diane Arbus : http://catastrophe.be/complicite/wp-content/gallery/diane-arbus/untitled-4-1970-71.jpg
    Thanks for sharing all this with us.

  • Delia said on January 12, 2013

    Amazing shot! x

  • Tm bowden said on January 23, 2013

    Early morning sun, can’t beat it!

  • Cathy said on February 25, 2013

    Way cool Zack!

  • Tumbleweed Photography Studio said on March 5, 2013

    I don’t think you could have captured a better front cover image if you had tried. it is honestly sheer perfection.

  • Ken Tan said on April 24, 2013

    Pretty AWESOME photographs, Zack!!!

  • Grace said on June 16, 2013

    The first photograph is amazing and I really like the cover shot as well. The light in the background is just perfect.

  • Riccardo said on June 26, 2013

    I like your… “Kung-Fu” 😉
    This post makes me remember the first words of the first photography book I read,
    “the best camera is the one you alredy have in your hand” in this case literally!
    Have fun!

  • Kris said on October 9, 2013

    LOVE the light.

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