The camera is the classic symbol of moving toward an objective perspective. As you explore different ways of ‘focusing’ to ‘capture’ an image it is memorialized in a photograph. Seeing a photograph is the sense of not completely owning up to something, and holding it at arms length, while you study it objectively. Something that remains ‘just outside’ of consciousness is coming into ‘focus.’ The other symbols in the dream can provide additional insight into clues about what this is. See Photographand Binoculars, Glasses and Microscopes.