To dream of a camera represents the ability to decide how something will be remembered. Your perspective on a situation and how it may influence your memories or opinion of yourself later on. An important moment or crossroads that you get to decide the outcome of. Decisions that will effect how you remember the rest of your life. The ability to control how a situation will be remembered by your actions. A wish to look your best so that it will be remembered in a good way for years to come. A pivotal moment or choice that will decide how a situation will be remembered. A wish to avoid making history in a dishonest way.
Negatively, a camera may reflect feelings about bad choices that could effect the rest of your life. Knowing a choice may bring unhappiness, failure, or embarrassment for the rest of your life. Anxiety or paranoia about being remembered in a positive way for the rest of your life. An excessive need to plan how you will make your mark in the world and be remembered for it. A wish to make history in a dishonest way. Choices that will lead to remembering mistakes. Too much concern for appearances.
A camera may also reflect how beliefs or opinions you currently have will effect your memories or impression of a person or situation.
Any pictures taken with a camera in a dream represent impressions or memories that are being formed based on your beliefs or choices.
To dream of adjusting camera settings may reflect your attempts to change the way you see a situation before forming any final impressions or making an important decision.
Example: A man dreamed of someone he didn’t like telling him how nice his camera was. In waking life he was warned by a co-worker that he had to appear at a company event or he’d be remembered by other employees like he didn’t care about the company. He decided not to go to the company event anyway deciding to put up with whatever bad opinion was made about him. The camera in this case may have reflected his feelings about himself having the power to influence how he would be remembered for the rest of his professional life if he chose not to attend the company event.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of her old broken camera working again. In waking life she had just gotten back together with an ex-boyfriend with whom she has had previous tried to sneak getting pregnant without asking him. The broken camera that was now working again might have reflected her feelings about her ability to choose how to remember the rest of her life if she returned to her attempts to get pregnant without asking her boyfriend.
Example 3: A young man dreamed of using a camera to take a picture of a meteor, but then realized that the image was not really a meteor. In waking life he was witnessing his friend doing something important and didn’t want to ruin his memory of the moment.