I've been into town to practice some of the techniques that I have been learning at my night school photography course. I tries to create 2 types of photo based on adjusting the shutter speed on the camera.
The first is based on a quick shutter speed, to capture a split second in the movement of something quick.
I did struggle in a city to find something to get close enough to, to capture the essence of the technique, but I'm quite pleased with this effort from a distance. Sunday will bring a trip to the seaside to try some more similar shots of the sea and the kids running through the sand.
The second photo is using a slow shutter speed to create an exposure that captures the essence of movement, rather than a split second in time.
I know it's quite derivative, and I haven't found my own style yet, but I like the ability to use the techniques I have learnt to gain the confidence in my skills before looking for my own style. I have ordered a tripod from Amazon to ensure that all of the movement is in the subject, not in the camera.
Once I have the tripod, I will be able to take longer exposure photographs with more confidence.