What is a "photo dump" and why are people sharing them?

What is a photo dump? Instagram story prompt
(Image credit: Beth Nicholls)

Most of us have busy lives at the moment, especially during the 9-5 work week, and it can be tricky to remember or even find the time to share images and posts on social media to update those close to us about what we've been up to. Unless of course, you aren't the type to share much on social media, and that's fine too! 

With the introduction of Stories and highlights on platforms like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, it's far less common for users (myself included) to actually post lasting content on our socials, when the ease of uploading a quick story makes it much more convenient to share glimpses of our day, that don't need to stay on the feed – especially with the best cameras for Instagram.

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Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'.