I’m still working out the best way to use my Agfa Isolette. I’ve gotten some great images, but I thought I’d share one I wasn’t that happy with. I was so excited to see this on the scanner thumbnail view, but when I looked a little closer it became apparent that I had the focal length all wrong. I’m guessing I was going for a shallow depth of field, with the statue in clear focus. With the overall soft focus, it looks more like a Lomography photo. I haven’t yet decided if that’s a happy accident or not.
The hardest part of film photography for me is remembering to slow down, which is exactly why it’s also therapeutic. Manually setting everything when you have a great shot lined up and the light is going is a true exercise in mindfulness and being in the moment.