Do you enjoy taking action shots? Are you a hobby photographer or looking for practice to pursue professional opportunities? Are you a professional who wants to do a charitable event? Then you might enjoy our volunteer photographer role!
Where you'll be will be dictated largely by the number of volunteer photographers who respond. Ideally, we'll have one at the start and finish lines and at every mile marker. Additionally, photographers are encouraged to capture key moments like the starting ceremony, awards ceremony, and after party as well as some of the set-up and wrap-up of the race.
Photographers should try to get shots of each racer passing their stations. It's okay to wave at and talk to racers so they pose, smile, or otherwise know they're being photographed. Candid shots are also encouraged, especially at the finish line where it's not uncommon for people to pump fists, hug volunteers, cry in victory, and so on.
When You're Done:
After completing their photography roles, volunteers will see the volunteer coordinator to transfer files to Metro 10 before leaving the race. Time commitment varies depending upon assignment with a minimum one-hour slot not including time to walk or drive to and from your post. If you were to cover the whole event, a likely timeframe would be 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Ideally, all volunteers would be able to commit to three hours of photography. We will work with your preferences and availability as best a we can.
Kudos and Credit:
Volunteers will be credited in the Metro 10 Facebook Page album for their work and will be listed on the M10 website (linked, if the volunteer has a photography page they wish to be made public). Photos will be made available for free to M10 registrants and may be used by M10 for future marketing. Volunteers are welcome to share in the race refreshments.
By taking pictures for Metro 10, you are allowing us the royalty-free use of all images provided as described above, but retain the copyright to your work.