Photographer & owner: Hongqi Zhang, also known as Michael Zhang or michaeljung in the stock photo industry. Born in China and moved to South Africa in 2005.
We are based in Ballito, Durban, South Africa.
We've been dedicating ourselves in the Royalty Free Stock Photo industry since 2008. We now have +/- 12 500 images online on all major agencies and still counting. Our images have been published on many medias - magazines, newspapers, adverts, billboard, TV and websites, etc. Our clients include some of the world's top brands and organisations: Nikon, Total, The World Bank, Toyota, South African Airline, Discovery, Netcare, Standard Bank, SABC, People Magazine, YOU Magazine and many more.
We love the freedom and openness of the stock photography business, literally we can shoot anything we like. Our portfolio includes lifestyle, portrait, fashion, business, industrial, medical, landscape, animals, sports and still life.
We also provide services of shooting commercial assignments such as: corporate and special events, products, weddings and family portraits, etc.
Want to be a model and see yourself in magazines or on TV? Great, we are hiring models! We are always looking for new models of any age, gender and race. Please read our FAQ's below.
Do I need to be a professional model to quality for a photo shoot?
No. Previous modelling experience is an advantage but it is not required. We have shot professional models, amateur models and every day women, men, teenagers, children, couples and seniors as you can see in our portfolio.
Do I need to be tall and thin in order to apply?
Not necessarily. We are looking for all different faces and appearances. We choose models based on the project requirements.
Will I get paid for the photo shoot?
Yes. We pay all our models hourly or daily rate. Sometimes our models request we do TFCD (time for CD, models receive photos instead of payment).
Where will my photos be used?
Photos sold under a Royalty Free license are used in digital and print media including: magazines, newspapers, leaflets, brochures, billboards, adverts, TV, websites and books, etc.
What sort of photos will be taken during the photo shoot?
Generally we shoot business, medical, fashion and lifestyle both in studio and on locations. Examples can be seen in our portfolios.
Do I need to be nude in any shoots?
No. We do not shoot nude for stock library.
Do I need to sign anything?
Yes. A model release document before the shoot, persons under the age of 18 must have their guardians or parents sign. This is merely a legal procedure to certify that the shoot was done with the model's consent and acknowledgement. All stock agencies will not publish photos without such a document.
Can I get references from previous models?
Of course you can. We have shot over 100 models aged between 0-75 years.
How do I apply? Email us a clear head and shoulder photo of you and write your measurements and something brief about yourself.
Business Owners Info
Are you a business owner and looking for great images for your advertising and marketing needs? And at low cost or no cost at all? We provide a win-win situation.
Delight Images is a commercial photo studio creating stock photography for license by magazines, newspapers, banks, commercial companies and websites. We continually need access to different business locations for our photo shoots. Your business may offer us the opportunity to create images that we need for an upcoming production. And vice versa, your business may need great images for your marketing.
How do I get great images?
We create win-win solutions where our studio will shoot at your business or resort and provide a CD of high-quality images for your use. We will use the images in our stock photography collection.
What is stock photography?
Stock photography is an online picture library available to clients for their image needs. Many clients find that licensing an existing image is easier than photographing an entirely new production. The images may be used in brochures, advertisements, posters, on a billboard, in videos or on a website.
What will I receive?
Your business will receive a CD of high-resolution digital files. All images are professionally colour-corrected and retouched. Images can easily be printed on a two-page magazine spread. Or if you prefer a payment we can also make an offer.
What can I do with the images?
Your business is granted a non-exclusive license to use and reuse the images for any purpose related to the promotion of your company. You may publish the images in brochures, advertising, websites, intranets, extranets, videos, commercials and billboards. The only thing you cannot do with the images is sell or give them to an unrelated third party.
What can I expect on a photo shoot day?
Maximum of 5-8 people including the crew and preparation, shoot and clean up time normally takes 6 hours. No eating or smoking is allowed on any locations.
Can I get a reference from previous shooting locations?
Of course. We have done more than hundreds of shoots in different business locations, including Netcare Group hospitals, dentist offices, garages, hotels, resorts, factories and schools, etc.