Welcome to Munich, we hope you packed your surfboard. Come and join us with Tao, Alex and Karina, three of world’s most exciting river surfers on the banks of the Eisbach, home to river surfing.
Discover our interactive experience on your mobile or desktop and explore this unlikely surfing community in the heart of Germany. Feel what it’s like to be on a professional shoot with the latest Canon equipment in the palm of your hand. Take our EOS-1D X Mark II and zoom in to capture Alex and Karina’s synchronised surfing on this thunderous river. Shoot fast action, low-light shots of Tao as he rips across the wave at night, performing tricks and then share them with your friends.
Like all of our ‘Come and See’ stories we hope to inspire you to pick up your camera or smartphone and go exploring. Let us help you capture your own incredible images with our ‘how-to’ and ‘kit tip’ videos. Discover stories that are out there on your own doorstep, find your voice, share it with others and they are sure to come and see.
Explore our City Surfer interactive experience here.
The story of the wave
It’s midnight and you’re in the middle of a city. Guess what? Surf's up! Join Munich’s urban surfers and discover the story of the river Eisbach’s wave.
Meet the surfers: Tao, Alex and Karina
Meet three of Munich’s notorious river surfers who help us tell our latest ‘Come and See’ story.
Take better portraits
Portrait photos are easy to take but tough to master. Our helpful basic tips will help turn your good shots into great ones.
How to use natural light
Learn a little more about the way light changes at different times of day. Discover how to use your camera settings to make the most of it.
Shoot sharper fast-moving action
Shooting great action shots, like urban river surfers, snowboarders or runners, means thinking ahead.
Capture stunning details, even in low light
Capturing details when light’s scarce can be challenging - especially if you’re using the camera on your smartphone. Learn more about using aperture, ISO settings and shutter speeds.
Zoom in and capture fast action
Photographing action is all about capturing split second moments so you’ll need to keep up with the game.
Behind the scenes - City Surfers
Lights, camera, surf! Come and See behind the scenes of Canon City Surfers in the River Eisbach.
Side by side: Canon cameras versus smartphone cameras
During our recent City Surfers shoot, we asked a keen amateur photographer to help us compare shots using the latest Canon cameras and leading smartphone cameras. Check out the results.
The kit you need for shooting and instant sharing
With the right equipment you can share spectacular photos instantly with your friends and followers.
The perfect kit for portable flexibility
It’s not always practical to carry a large camera and a kit bag with you. Yet when the camera on your smartphone can’t offer premium image quality you need a camera that can.
A kit list for controlling the light
If you want to take atmospheric, creative, well-lit shots you’ll need the right kit for the job.