I took about 100 photos just to get these two good ones. What was wrong with the other ones was positioning, lighting, and speed. In some cases I wasn't standing in the right places and missed certain details I needed. In other cases the lighting and speed were off. The faster I went the less light came in. So I needed to find a way to increase the light without changing shutter speeds, so I increased the ISO to 3200.
The purpose of this picture was to catch something in mid air. We were to adjust our shutter speed to where we can get the most light and still have a fast shutter speed. One of the biggest problems in this project is that there wasn't enough light. When you increase your shutter speed it takes the picture so fast that there isn't really time to take in light for the picture so very bright places were ideal. Also I had to keep mind of the background. I wanted the mid-air object to be in focus so the background had to be still.
This photo came out very good due to the aperture settings. Since the f/ was very low the aperture was opened very wide, allowing more light in. Another benefit for a large aperture is that the depth of field is decreased. This adds a portrait mode look to the photo, isolating the subject.
Whenever you increase the f/ of your camera, more light is let in. This increases the depth of field of the picture. What I mean by this is that the picture's background will be less blurry. If you look at the pictures above, the background becomes less blurry and more detailed as the f/ is increased.