Today I’m excited to share about an AWESOME software that I use…. and I think it might rock your world.
It’s totally rocked mine.
So, it’s called f.lux.
I discovered it a over a year ago… I read an article that was talking about “Blue Light.” If you don’t know what that is… it’s basically the light emitted from our devices…. computers, ipads, iphones, etc. Long story short, the blue light suppresses melatonin, which in turn highly affects our sleep (and all sorts of other things). If you want to read more, check out this article here (Chris Kesser is awesome)… and do some googling!
What was crazy is that I would be utterly exhausted when I would crawl into bed at night (pretty late… and that’s an issue in itself), but for the life of me, I would toss and turn and have a really hard time falling asleep.
So, in lieu of getting the glasses… I decided to download this program on my computers since I am on my computer some evenings. It’s amazing!!! It makes a huge difference. What it does is basically adapts the color of your screen to the color of the light outside at that time.
What does this mean for photographers?!? Well, You’ve got some options. 🙂 I actually only do image editing/color correction during daylight hours. I just do. BUT, if I absolutely HAD to do some at night I could simply disable f.lux for an hour or until sunrise.
I actually did this just a few weeks ago… and guess what? I crawled in bed thinking I would fall asleep before my head even hit the pillow, but that wasn’t the case. At all. I probably didn’t fall asleep for another hour. 🙁
So if you are a late night worker, you’ve got to check it out…. It’s been a game changer for my sleep. 🙂
One thing to note is that this is for your actual computer/laptop. You can’t download it on your iphone or ipad, but there are some that I’ve found that do something similar while you are in a browser, however, I haven’t found any that adjust your screen no matter what you are doing on your phone (texts, etc)