The orange cover says Photography is the Memory of our Lives. Open the card to an old-fashioned view camera, perfect for taking memories.
The 3D pop-up camera has a bellows and lens. In the back, you can place your own photo in the viewfinder. This sweet card is a great family or girlfriend or boyfriend gift. Send it to a photographer, to your father, for a birthday or Father’s Day, to let you know they are in your thoughts. This is a sweet card for a baby shower or graduation. Make new memories.
The best thing about memories is making them.
You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.
Things end but memories last forever.
When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.
A moment lasts all of a second, but the memory lives on forever.
Light the corners of my mind
Misty watercolor memories
Of the way we were
Of the smiles we left behind
Smiles we gave to one another
For the way we were
Can it be that it was all so simple then
Or has time rewritten every line
If we had the chance to do it all again
Tell me, would we?
~Barbra Streisand, the Way We Were
A view camera is a large format camera in which the lens forms an inverted image on a ground glass screen directly at the plane of the film. The image viewed is exactly the same as the image on the film, which replaces the viewing screen during exposure.
This type of camera was first developed in the era of the daguerreotype (1840s-1850s) and still in use today, though with many refinements. It comprises a flexible bellows that forms a light-tight seal between two adjustable standards, one of which holds a lens, and the other a viewfinder, or photographic film holder.
The bellows is a flexible, accordion-pleated box. It encloses the space between the lens and film, and flexes to accommodate the movements of the standards.
At the other end of the bellows is a frame that holds a ground glass plate, used for focusing and composing the image before exposure and is replaced by a holder containing the light-sensitive film or plate for exposure. The front and rear standards can move in various ways relative to each other. This provides control over focus, depth of field, and perspective. The camera is usually used on a tripod or other support.