For one, cameras are devices that are meant to capture memories, to take one snapshot of time and leave it behind as an everlasting record of that moment. Some say that cameras are related to death; that the preservation of a moment in time the way that cameras do it is tantamount to putting a body in a mortuary. This certainly isn’t the sunniest or most fun way to look at things, do if you’ve been having dreams about cameras, hopefully this won’t relate to your particular interpretation.
If you have a dream that you are taking pictures with a camera it could be because you feel like there is a certain moment that you’re trying to preserve. Is the image that you are taking pictures of a clear one in your dreams? If so, then think about how this image might apply to your everyday lie. It could be a sign that you need to remember the moment that you are thinking of in your dreams more clearly. This memory is starting to recede into the back of your mind and you are forgetting that it ever existed. Do not let this happen to you. This is what your mind is warning you by forcing you to live out dreams of pictures and a camera.
If you are having a dream in which you are taking multiple pictures or taking pictures of everything you see, then this could be a remark upon your memory and your retention skills. You are probably getting older and you are starting to lose sight of some of the things that were most important to you as a young person. These memories are receding to the back of your mind, but it is happening at such a fast rate that many of them are just being pushed out forever. You can’t remember everything and this is a sure sign of that. You are at your greatest weakness as far as your memory is concerned. At this point your greatest asset would be to write some stuff down. This is a sure way to keep your memories preserved so that you don’t have to worry about losing them anymore. You can just read over them later.
To dream of taking pictures may also have to do with the death of memory, but in a different sense. Some people, as soon as a picture of a moment is taken, will start to mourn because that happy moment will never be experienced again. You are probably having a dream about a camera in this case if you have gone through a really fun memory but now all you can do is think about the fact that it is over instead of focusing on the fun that you had while you were experiencing the moment.
A camera, regardless of what was said above, is primarily a way of capturing images and memories for you. It is a way of making sure that you never have to forget about something, despite philosophical conundrums and all argument aside. Thus if you have a dream about a camera, your need to capture and remember a memory that is near and dear to you are for more important than anything else you might be trying to figure out or interpret.