An experiment —
Try using your phone and devices at the lowest brightness setting for the entire day — and use this as an opportunity to experiment with UI-UX usability, to better judge images and compositions, to improve battery life, and also to spend less mindless time on the phone.
Benefits on keeping your phone low brightness
- When shooting photos on your phone during the day, it is more challenging which forces you to simplify your compositions.
- When your phone is lower brightness, it distracts you less. Also fewer thoughts on upgrading your phone (the thought that the newer phone has a better, brighter, sharper screen).
- Insanely improved battery life: You can use your phone all day at minimum brightness, and never run out of battery. This is more convenient than carrying around a superfluous charger or battery pack.
- The world looks more interesting than your phone — less of a “twitch” urge to check your phone. Also when it is bright daylight and you cannot use your phone (because you can’t see anything)— you’re forced to look around.