News: German Sports Photographer Captures Every Goal, Foul & Kick in a Single Photo

German Sports Photographer Captures Every Goal, Foul & Kick in a Single Photo

German photographer Peter Langenhahn's process is incredibly laborious; similar to photographer Lori Nix, he can spend up to three months on a single photograph. But while Nix spends the time constructing elaborate sets, Langenhahn is anchored to the computer, editing.

German Sports Photographer Captures Every Goal, Foul & Kick in a Single Photo

Langenhahn's interest lies in sports photography, with the artistic endpoint to capture every single goal, point or foul executed at each game—in one single photograph. From a distant perspective, Langenhahn shoots up to 3,000 panoramic photos per event, and spends months compositing all the shots into one single image.

Once he's finished compositing, the end result is up to 100 GB in size, with a saving time of up to 6 hours! Of course, the large size allows for large prints—for example, the motocross image shown above can print at 400 x 200cm. In the video below, DW-TV outlines Langenhahn's process; scroll further down for more examples of his work. (Click on the images to view larger.)

Has anyone heard of a similar process being employed? Comment below.

German Sports Photographer Captures Every Goal, Foul & Kick in a Single Photo

German Sports Photographer Captures Every Goal, Foul & Kick in a Single Photo

German Sports Photographer Captures Every Goal, Foul & Kick in a Single Photo

German Sports Photographer Captures Every Goal, Foul & Kick in a Single Photo


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4 Comments

Not only have I never seen this work or similar before, I am at a loss when it comes to appreciating it. I appreciate the artistry but don't get sports. They look damn cool, though!

though i suppose the concept could apply to any event (regardless of whether you like sports in particular) - the circus, a concert, a play.. etc.

months for a photo? layers, layers, layers... neat implementation, but not really original. this is the epitome of photoshop, for sure!

yes, i suppose more awe goes to the intensity of labor than the innovation.

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