As soon as I heard about this book, I just had to pre-order it. I have followed Jose Villa’s work for a while and was very excited to hear he was writing a book.
First thing I did when my package arrived from Amazon, like many of you would do, is flick through and check out the photos. Beautiful images! From cover to cover, the book is full of great images complete with detailed meta info for each image.
This book is very well written and easy to read. It is broken in to specific topics and is very succinctly written. Jose gives specific techniques for achieving a ‘fine art’ look to images, including various comments about why he uses film.
This is a great book and I highly recommend it to any photographer, whether you shoot film or digital. For less than $20, it’s priceless in content.