Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Design Industries & Creative Culture, DESIGN DECODED 2021, 24-25 August 2021, Kedah, Malaysia

Research Article

Therapeutic Photography: Photograph Preferences in Stress Reduction

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.24-8-2021.2315271,
        author={Ellyana Mohd Muslim Tan and Mastura Mohd Jarit and Azlina Wati Nikmat and Ruslan Rahim and Mohd Nagib Mohd Padil},
        title={Therapeutic Photography: Photograph Preferences  in Stress Reduction},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Design Industries \& Creative Culture, DESIGN DECODED 2021, 24-25 August 2021, Kedah, Malaysia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={DESIGN-DECODED},
        year={2022},
        month={3},
        keywords={therapeutic photography photograph preferences},
        doi={10.4108/eai.24-8-2021.2315271}
    }
    
  • Ellyana Mohd Muslim Tan
    Mastura Mohd Jarit
    Azlina Wati Nikmat
    Ruslan Rahim
    Mohd Nagib Mohd Padil
    Year: 2022
    Therapeutic Photography: Photograph Preferences in Stress Reduction
    DESIGN-DECODED
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.24-8-2021.2315271
Ellyana Mohd Muslim Tan1,*, Mastura Mohd Jarit2, Azlina Wati Nikmat2, Ruslan Rahim3, Mohd Nagib Mohd Padil4
  • 1: Department of Graphic and Digital Media, Faculty of Art & Design, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia
  • 2: Department of Psychology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam, Malaysia
  • 3: Department of Graphic and Digital Media, Faculty of Art & Design, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia
  • 4: Department of Photography and Creative Imaging, Faculty of Art & Design, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Sri Iskandar. Perak, Malaysia
*Contact email: ellyana@uitm.edu.my

Abstract

This study explores photograph preferences in Therapeutic Photography among lecturers in Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Malaysia. The context of the study involved a selection of photographs that contributes to stress therapeutic. The discussion examines the visual significance and understanding of images and the value of photographs. The study discusses the value of a photograph as visual communication in therapy, visual studies in photo-imagery practice, and also the robust value of visual sustainability toward photographs in therapy. As a result, the study found that family pictures positively impact participants as a platform to conduct Therapeutic Photography.