The volunteers are being shown how to use the stopwatches to time each race. The photographer is a professional that was hired to cover the event. I wish that I had had the opportunity to talk to him about photography. After we returned home, I checked out his website and this guy is the real deal - National Geographic, Time Life, etc, and a corporate client list as long as my arm! I hope that my photos are even a fraction as good as his must be!!