I'm new to film photography (~4 months in) and happened to have questions regarding on how to achieve a particular look. I'm not necessarily looking to emulate the look, rather, understand what went into it and how those particular choices influenced the outcome of the images. Here are a couple of examples:
https://imgur.com/a/KodfWaS (the first is an Edward Weston one and the rest I simply found off the internet).
How does one achieve that hazy, soft, low-contrast, but, at the same time, somewhat overexposed look? Is this something that one would achieve while shooting? In the darkroom?
I remember reading somewhere how, for the Edward Weston one, one could achieve the "soft focus" look through the means of a pantyhose or a bit of vaseline rubbed around one's lens, but as for the other ones, I have no clue.
Any particular suggestions, explanations on what went on to achieve the images, or aid would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!