A camera as a dream symbol is a metaphor for the cameras we use in every day life. Whether you are looking through the camera, or it is resting on something in your dream, you are being told to look at something differently. If the camera is sitting on a table or something far away from you, the dream symbol is saying you need to look at the situation from a different perspective. If you are looking through a camera in your dream, the message is the answer is right in front of you, what do you see?