The Harbor Department is seeking the services of a professional freelance photographer to provide on-call,on-site photography for use
in the promotion of the Port of Los Angeles through publications, press releases and other media. The services may involve day
and/or night aerial and ground shots throughout the Port of Los Angeles and the Greater Los Angeles area. High Definition (HD) videographer
services may also be requested. The required work will involve acquisition of high-resolution, professionally
composed digital camera images shot from land, on the water, or from the air. A variety of lenses may be required including,
but not limited to, wide angle and telephoto lenses. Acceptable digital camera equipment must feature at least an 11
5 mega pixel image sensor and be capable of producing RGB RAW image files. All on-call
photography assignments shall be delivered on Mac compatible Flash Drives, CD or DVD
disks, a portable hard drive as high resolution, or color corrected JPEG images. The
Harbor Department Graphics Supervisor may request specific file formats on a per job
basis. On occasion, rush photos may be delivered via email or by large file format
High Definition (1080p) video clips may be requested during occasional
assignments. This can be accomplished using professional quality Digital SLRs, and not
require a separate camera, although the latter would be acceptable as well.
All photographs or videos resulting from assignments performed under this
agreement will become the property of the Harbor Department, which will have sole
discretion of their use, including printing, sharing with media outlets or customers, or any
other electronic form of distribution. Although this work may ultimately be included in
publications or presentations, credit to the on-call photographer is not guaranteed.
Photography in and around the Port of Los Angeles is contingent on weather
conditions and fluctuations in times of vessel arrivals and departures. Harbor Department
staff will assist in arranging access to secured areas, as appropriate.
This RFP is expected to result in an on-call agreement in which photographer is not
guaranteed any specific amount of work during term of the agreement.