storeHouse studio

Camera Guides and Monographs

The storeHouse is not only a studio - it's a publishing house. We have produced a series of books for the film camera collector and user plus a number of other idiosyncratic texts. The SLR and TLR Compendia were compiled by Andrew Fildes, equipment reviewer and feature writer for Australian Photography Magazine, Digital Photography Design Magazine  and the late, much lamented Photographic Trader.

The larger texts, like the 400+ page Compendia are offered by Print on Demand through Blurb. You go to their website, leaf through a sample of the book and order one up. They print and post to you directly. This saves time and huge expenses in postage costs for US and European readers - we're in Australia! It's in your hand within 7-10 days. Even for Australian readers it works out cheaper and even faster as it avoids double posting and I note that Blurb is now printing some titles in Australia.

I have reproduced the Blurb addresses with the books but these tend to change, especially with updates. You can always search under my name, Andrew Fildes, on www.blurb.com instead.

Smaller books like the Olympus Trip 35 Instruction Manual, The Box Camera User's Guide and others are available though ebay or directly from the author - message through this site or directly to soultheft@people.net.au

Just out!  -   The Half Frame and 24 Square Camera Compendium. 

Present Titles -

The SLR Compendium - An Evolutionary History and Guide

The TLR Compendium - A Guide and History

The Box Camera - A User's Guide

The Olympus Trip 35 - Instruction Manual

 

The SLR Compendium

The ultimate general reference text for the SLR camera from wood and leather to digital. The SLR was and is the most popular form of camera ever created and it still is.

The SLR Compendium was first produced in early 2013 and is in it's first major revision. In here you'll find every brand, every model ever made with its history, design, features and reference images - everything the novice and user needs to know and an essential reference text for the collector. Crammed with essential details but with the weird and wonderful stuff as well. Also included are guides lenses and lens mounts, ancient and modern. There are also guides to technical details and such roblems as model rebranding to sort out who made what.

As it is produced by 'print on demand', it can be updated on a regular basis and reader contributions are encouraged and incorporated, a first for a reference book, perhaps.

Order by 'Print on Demand' from Blurb

http://blur.by/19Hb8or

 

 

 

 

The TLR Compendium

New in 2014 - Following on a year after the SLR Compendium, the ultimate general reference text for the classic TLR camera from wood and leather to the last Rolleiflex. The TLR was the simplest entry to medium format photography, immensely popular, the mainstay of press photographers and portraitists for decades and it still fascinates.

From the Rolleiflex onwards, here you'll find every brand, every model ever made (that we could find!) with its history, design, features and reference images - everything the novice and user needs to know and an essential reference text for the collector.  

 

Order by 'Print on Demand' from Blurb

http://blur.by/1eDpqN7

 

 

The Box Camera -

A Users's Guide

New in 2014. A pocket guide to the box camera from the original Eastman Kodak No.1 of 1888 through to the last forms of the 1960's and a few modern versions of the fantastic plastic era. 

In a compact format, you'll find a comprehensive pictorial history, a guide to using various types, full details of 120 film, suggestions on how to modify large format models to 120 film and much more. 

Note that this is not a comprehensive collectors guide but rather desgned for someone who actually wants to shoot with a Box Camera and expreience true retro photography with all its challenges.

Available through ebay or directly from the author at this site -

$20 inc. postage anywhere

 

Olympus Trip 35

Guide and Manual

One of our most popular titles since it was released in 2013. The Olympus Trip 35 was perhaps the best compact viewfinder camera ever made. Around 4-5 million of the first metal model were made and many are still going strong. They still get a good price online from the new generation, anxious to try a good quality, solar powered, point and shoot film camera. But the original manual was a rather skimpy orange and black single sheet, unhelpful to a novice film user with their first film camera and unsatisfying for an experienced user. So we produced a proper instruction manual for those unfamiliar with ideas like 'zone focussing' and complete with tips and tricks, creative deas, a guide to cheap flash with the Trip and other such essentials. It comes in a handy pocket size.

Available from ebay or directly from the author through this site -

$15 inc. postage anywhere.