Yes the photos occur on the second day. Jay and his assistants closely monitor all students and can tell who knows how to handle guns safely and in a fast manner. You also give a short intro as to who you are and what Gun Training/Shooting you have done on the first day right after the Safety Course for in what of the event of. I had no problem shooting 4 feet next to him next to my target at contact range. Never swept him or anyone else. 360 degree ranges are safe and can be run with no issues.