Often (and for now, this is the only way we can do it), dreams are our way of traveling through time, in the sense that we can visit the past and go to the future.
While we sleep, we transcend space and time, and bend the space, break all the known rules; this is why in a dream world, anything is possible.
The one motive in a dream that is specifically associated with travel (but not in a direct way that you have a dream that you have traveled through time) to the past is where you dream about the camera.
The camera, as in a video recording device, is a motive in a dream that suggests some form of thinking about your past and old memories.
Perhaps you are not happy with the present life and the experiences you are having right now, and you are reminiscing about the past, thinking how wonderful it was.
Or you have been thinking of some not-so-pleasant events that you survived, and the remembering part comes from the comfort that the present moment provides you.
In any case, depending on the context in which the camera appears in your dream, their meaning can be interpreted differently.
Meaning and Symbolism
In a version of a dream where you are using the camera to record something, some person, or an event, such a dream symbolizes the subjectiveness on your part. You need to be more objective when you are in the middle of the decision-making process because the major issue you have in this sense is the narrowness of your mind.
This dream says to you to take a closer look at your activities and responses to circumstances in reality and become more realistic.
It will help you see all the flaws and advantages you have and base your decisions on them, not on the imagination of what you think you should be. You can only do it by looking at yourself from a different angle.
If in a dream you are looking at the footage from a camera, such a dream is the symbol of reliving.
This is the dream that comes from your inner urge to relive all your past experiences, not only good but also those that were not as pleasant and joyful. You are aware that only by doing that you grow and learn. You may be confronted with recently made determinations related to your past activities, so now your mind is attempting to find comparisons to make sounder choices this time.
Whether you will be able to do it depends, and you have to guess it on your objectives and reason. Do you have it?
In a version of a dream where you see a camera that is recording from above, like a drone, or something similar, such a dream speaks of a rift within real-life life and the mind.
The dream implies that you want to be a component of a larger life event, but you have trouble satisfying all that is necessary to happen.
Examine the type of circumstances or conditions that the camera operates in a dream, and you will find out the answer to where that disagreement comes between reality and the imagination of your mind. Why there is a rift and how to make it narrower.
In a version of a dream where you are recording some people secretly, hiding from them, like a paparazzo that is chasing for a perfect shot, such a dream may suggest that now is not the proper time to get involved in any type of secretive behavior or share any secrets with anyone.
Do not indulge such an urge, be stronger. This is not the right time to do it, and even if your intention is fine and you have done some good deeds, which will have permanent results in the future, secrets may be the end of you.
If you get caught recording someone with your camera in an alternate version of this dream, such a dream comes as a symbol of the deeply rooted need.
That desire is inside of you, and it shows your intention, that by all means, caught something interesting on the spot, to be at the right place at the right time.
Now, this is only a good idea when you are doing something from the heart that will benefit you or others, and any other urge should not be followed.
Decoding the Dream about the Camera
We must pay special attention to when we are looking into the dream about the camera, details, as many you can remember.
In this case, we are talking about the image that is seen on the camera itself. It is not just the matter of using the camera, but what it has recorded. This is the detail that alters the meaning of a dream.
And, suppose the dream focuses on enlarging or reducing certain parts of the image on the camera.
If you can recall the image on the camera, was it enlarged, then this dream is telling you what the aspect of life, or a certain event, or maybe a person you should focus on in the future is.
This dream shows you what should be the center of your attention and what task you must focus on.
And more importantly, you must remain objective along the way, not allowing emotions to cloud your ability to reason.
Think of a person or things enlarged in a dream to get some precious clues.
The dream about the camera, especially the version where you are filming others with it, reflects your inner desire to be recognized for your creativity and performances in life. Your psyche wants you to be noticed and recognized by the people around you. You may be doing a good deed that will be shared among many people.
In any case, focus and objectivity are the main two aspects that are related to the dream about the camera.
This dream suggests that you must be objective in your decisions. Focus on the task you have and try to prevent your emotions from affecting your judgment.
If someone else uses the camera in your dream, then that person is stuck to your past and old memories. You may be trying to learn from previous mistakes or experiencing ups and downs.
The message behind this Dream and Advice
A dream where the main stage takes the camera, that you may not be using ever, in fact, you may even have fear from it, indicates your desire to live in the past, and indicates that you need to concentrate on a particular situation. You may need a clearer picture or idea of something.
Did we mentioned the version of a dream where you see a broken camera that you cannot use – this dream is a call to deal with the problems carried for a long time.
Such a dream indicates that you ignore a problem or refuse to see a picture of the situation as a whole.
If you couldn’t find a camera in your dream, and you were looking for it, becoming angry and frustrated that you can’t find it; shows that it is very likely, you are too easily diverted to something else instead of focusing on current issues.
If you dreamed that you participated in a hidden camera, you have the feeling that everyone is watching you. All eyes are on you.
In the end, we will just confirm what you already know – the dream about the camera is not a bad sign, but since it represents the trip down to memory lane, it can cause strong emotions.
Additionally, it is the dream that helps you deal with yourself and your actions in an objective way, that is not always a pleasant task, but it is certainly the necessary one.
So, we can say that the dream that has a central motive, a camera, is seen as a good sign, and you should not be worried about having it.
Sometimes this dream is associated with changing – in the case where you were filming someone or something with the camera in a dream, and it suggests that something will happen to you that will change your life for the better.
In a version that someone filmed you with it, it is the dream that shows that you can change someone else life.