Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens Sample Pictures

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens
Pallet House Girl Pallet House Girl

Image stabilization provides great assistance when handholding a camera in low light. While IS can help with panning motion, general subject motion cannot be stopped with image stabilization. Use the subject motion to your advantage - to show action.
Never stop watching the background - it is important to your composition. Note the dog coming over the horizon in this shot.

18mm  f/7.1  1/50s  ISO 200
Horse Eye Picture Horse Eye Picture

The eye is that of a black American Quarter Horse.

55mm  f/8.0  1/100s  ISO 100
Lichens-Covered Oak Trees Lichens-Covered Oak Trees

The woods takes on a new look when it is raining. One example is the tree bark that gets dark, making the Lichens really pop.
It was actually raining when I took this shot. This camera and lens are not weather sealed so my weather protection solution was to use a large re-sealable bag. By positioning the lens at the opening, I could open the bag when I wanted to take a picture. Looking through the bag to see through the viewfinder did not offer the greatest visibility, but it worked. And the price was right.

25mm  f/8.0  1/30s  ISO 100
An Easy-to-Find Colorful Subject: Candy An Easy-to-Find Colorful Subject: Candy

A colorful image requires a colorful subject. Where do you find a colorful subject? Look no further than your local candy store (or candy aisle in the supermarket). As a generalization, candy not sold in individual wrappers is brightly colored – eye candy inviting consumption. Another benefit to this subject is that it is usually not expensive – and that you get to eat it after you are done photographing it is a benefit that cannot be overlooked.
To arrange the candy, I simply dumped it into a large dish and pressed the top level. Finding the right composition of the randomness was a bit more challenging. Most options worked, but in general, I liked when the candy not fully contained in the frame was mostly out of the frame. The color of the eggs could have been arranged, but I went with the default as-they-landed pattern.
Lighting this subject was easy. Rogue FlashBender Softboxes were mounted on a pair Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT flashes that were sitting on the floor on opposite sides of the dish. The flashes were supported by their shoe stands and their heads were directed straight up. A hot shoe-mounted Canon ST-E3-RT triggered the flashes. The result of this setup was an even, soft light across the entire dish. I was able to move closer or farther away and could photograph at various angles with no change to the lighting.

46mm  f/8.0  1/125s  ISO 100
A Dozen Wet Daffodils Picture A Dozen Wet Daffodils Picture

Bright yellow daffodils bend over in the rain. I oriented the camera from an aerial view so that all of the daffodils would fall within the sharp plane of focus.

39mm  f/8.0  1/40s  ISO 100
Infiniti QX56 Close-up Infiniti QX56 Close-up

When shooting car pictures, be sure to move in and capture the details along with the big picture.

55mm  f/8.0  1/320s  ISO 100
Tightly Framed 55mm Portrait Tightly Framed 55mm Portrait

For a pleasing look at your subject, do not shoot from a position too close. Although this lens can focus close enough to frame the subject much tighter than in this example, you will start seeing usually-not-desired perspective distortion.

55mm  f/7.1  1/50s  ISO 200
Anemone Flowers Anemone Flowers

It is hard to take an ugly picture of an anemone flower.

55mm  f/8.0  1/320s  ISO 100
Spring Mayflower Picture Spring Mayflower Picture

Early spring is the toughest time of the year for landscape photography where I live. A lens that focuses closely will allow you to capture the earliest spring arrivals.
This image represents the minimum focus distance of this lens with a widest-angle-available focal length.

18mm  f/5.6  1/20s  ISO 100
White Pine Needles White Pine Needles

Water drops cling to this white pine tree during a rain storm.

55mm  f/8.0  1/30s  ISO 100
Pure White Hyacinth Pure White Hyacinth

Hyacinth flowers are filled with attractive compositions. Move in and take advantage of them.

49mm  f/8.0  1/400s  ISO 100
Wild Garlic for Dinner Wild Garlic for Dinner

Looks like wild garlic is on the menu at the Pallet House. And someone is happy about that.

18mm  f/5.6  1/60s  ISO 200
Dog in the Woods Dog in the Woods

A slightly-motion-blurred Golden Retriever moves along a trail in the woods. The distant mountaintop is level in the frame with just a small amount of the gray sky included. The tree on the right helps frame the image. The trail leads into the composition about 1/3 of the way into the frame and a large lichens and moss-covered oak tree anchors the other side.

18mm  f/8.0  1/20s  ISO 100
Spring Flower Picture Spring Flower Picture

A blue hyacinth adds background color to this just-opened spring flower.

55mm  f/8.0  1/200s  ISO 100
Lichens and Moss on Oak Trees Lichens and Moss on Oak Trees

During a rain, the lichens and moss on the oaks in our woods appears vibrant. In this picture, I aligned two small white pine tree trunks between the three larger tree trunks.

55mm  f/8.0  1/30s  ISO 100
The Sky Picture The Sky Picture

One of the easiest ways to get an attractive image is to include only the sky in the frame. An infinite number composition possibilities exist up there. Pick a day with good clouds. Then adjust contrast and saturation during post processing.

18mm  f/8.0  1/200s  ISO 100
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