Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have questions about the Do What U Luv Campaign? We’ve included some of our most commonly asked questions below to provide easy-access to some of the answers. If you don’t see the question to your answer below, feel free to e-mail us at – [email protected]
Q. I WANT TO GET A PERMANENT DO WHAT U LUV TATTOO. CAN I?
A. We can only give permission in regards to the official Do What U Luv logo, but we definitely encourage anyone who would like an Do What U Luv tattoo to get one!
Q. WHEN WILL THE DO WHAT U LUV CAMPAIGN END?
A. The Do What U Luv Campaign is an ongoing project and has no end in site – so we will be continuing to take photos for the indefinite future.
DO WHAT U LUV CAMPAIGN PHOTO SHOOTS
Q. CAN ANYONE TAKE A DO WHAT U LUV PHOTO?
A. Of course! Often times people believe our campaign only includes celebrities, but in reality the campaign includes people from all walks of life – from average, everyday citizens to the more familiar faces you might see linked to the campaign through the media. In fact, the Do What U Luv Campaign travels to communities all over the country and even the world hosting official open photo shoots as its primary fundraiser. Celebrity participation makes up only a small percentage of our campaign.
Q. DO I HAVE TO BE A MODEL TO POSE FOR A PHOTO?
A. No; no modeling or professional photo experience is necessary. We encourage people from all walks of life to get involved!
Q. DO I HAVE TO WEAR THE OFFICIAL CAMPAIGN T-SHIRT FOR MY PHOTO?
A. No. Although the original artistic concept for the campaign involved supporters wearing the shirt to illustrate that they do what they love. It might seem odd, but the infinite heart is symbolic of a never ending love towards something and that’s the take that all our supporters have taken.
Q. HOW CAN I BE A PART OF ONE OF YOUR OFFICIAL DO WHAT U LUV PHOTO SHOOTS?
A. Our campaign includes everybody of all ages and all ethnicity from all over the world; all you have to do to participate is attend one of our official open Do What U Luv shoots, which we advertise here on our website (in the EVENTS section) and through our various social networks.
Q. WHAT IF I DON’T SEE MY CITY LISTED AMONG UPCOMING TOUR DATES?
A. We’re constantly scheduling and releasing new dates in an attempt to get to as many cities and states as possible. If you don’t see an event listed for your city, this means that we don’t currently have a photo shoot scheduled in your area and cannot tell you when the next event will be scheduled. However, you can stay up-to-date on our most recently released tour dates by following us on Twitter and Instagram (@DoWhatULuvMvmt), Liking us on Facebook, or simply joining our newsletter by entering your information in the Newsletter Box in the navigation column on your right.
Q. I SEE LOCAL ADVERTISING FOR AN UPCOMING DO WHAT U LUV EVENT, BUT I DON’T SEE THIS EVENT LISTED ON YOUR WEBSITE. IS THIS AN OFFICIAL DO WHAT U LUV EVENT?
A. Any and all official Do What U Luv photo shoots and events will be listed in the EVENTS section of our website. If you do not see your local event listed, the official Do What U Luv Campaign is not involved or affiliated in any way, and we ask that you please alert us to the event by sending any links and contact details to – [email protected] The Do What U Luv Campaign is currently NOT giving permission to anyone to set up their own public or affiliated Do What U Luv photo shoots, local chapters, events, benefits, merchandise/branding, or fundraisers of any affiliation.
The Do What U Luv Campaign owns trademarks associated with its business, including the DWUL logo. Using our logo or any similar mark (“Infringing Trademark”) in association with the marketing, sale, distribution or identification of any products and/or services is strictly prohibited. Therefore, it is expressly forbidden to accept or ask for any payment or donations, in any form, in connection with your Do What U Luv photographs or your photography services.This letter is not intended to be a full statement of the facts in this matter, nor is it a waiver of our rights and remedies, whether at law or equity, all of which are expressly reserved.
Q. HOW OLD DO YOU NEED TO BE TO PARTICIPATE?
A. The Do What U Luv Campaign is open to participants of ALL ages! However, those under 18 must have the permission of a parent or legal guardian in order to participate. For those requiring a signature, you can request a release form in advance at – [email protected]
Q. WHAT IS THE COST TO PARTICIPATE IN AN OFFICIAL OPEN PHOTO SHOOT?
A. Unless otherwise noted, pricing at photo shoots cost $20.00 per individual which will include an official campaign t-shirt for the participant to wear and a beanie or a t-shirt being donated to a local shelter.
Q. DO I NEED TO PAY JUST TO TAKE A PHOTO?
A. To pose for an official Do What U Luv portrait, yes. Our open photo shoots remain the primary fundraisers for the Do What U Luv Campaign, and those fees help to cover the minimum expenses associated with producing Do What U Luv programming and the costs to cover one retouched digital print. However, we do offer the opportunity for individuals to send over a picture of them doing what they love which may be featured on our website.
Q. WHEN IS PAYMENT DUE FOR MY PHOTO?
A. Fees due to participate in open photo shoots must be paid up front at the event prior to stepping in front of the camera.
Q. CAN I POSE FOR MORE THAN ONE PHOTO?
A. You are able to attend as many photo shoots as you would like, and you may also purchase as many photo options as you’d like. For example, you can attend one photo shoot and choose to pose for both a solo photo as well as a group photo (or even multiple group photos). This is entirely up to each participant. You would be required to pay for multiple photos.
Q. I CANNOT AFFORD THE PHOTO FEES TO DO AN OFFICIAL DO WHAT U LUV PORTRAIT. CAN I STILL PARTICIPATE IN THE DO WHAT U LUV CAMPAIGN?
A. Regrettably, we understand that the fees for our photos may prevent some supporters from participating in our official open photo shoots.We are happy to consider any ideas that are fair to everyone so that we can accommodate people who cannot afford a photo. For instance, we are always accepting applications for volunteers to assist at our photo shoots.
Q. I NOTICED SOME PEOPLE USE PROPS IN THEIR PHOTOS. CAN I BRING A PROP?
A. Some people elect to personalize their Do What U Luv photo by posing with a meaningful prop, symbol, or sign. Copyrighted designs and trademarks are not permitted. The Do What U Luv Campaign reserves the right to choose whether or not your prop will be featured in the shot. Please keep in mind the Do What U Luv Campaign photo shoots are family-oriented events in considering any prop choices.
Q. CAN I POSE WITH MY PET?
A. While we are always open to including your pet, we first advise that you reach out directly to the host venue and/or hotel to inquire about their pet policies and whether or not they can accommodate your request.
Q. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET MY PHOTO BACK AFTER THE PHOTO SHOOT?
A. The turn-around time is always changing depending on the amount of shots in the queue to be edited. That being said, it typically takes about 4-8 weeks on average to turn the photos around. This is NOT a guarantee.
Q. HOW MANY FINALIZED PHOTOS WILL I RECEIVE AFTER THE PHOTO SHOOT?
A. When you’re filling out your Model Release, you’ll have the option of selecting how many finished photos you’d wish to purchase. You will take multiple frames for each shot you purchase, but only one will be retouched as your final image. If you pay for one solo shot, for example, you will receive one retouched shot.
Q. DO THE FEES I PAY ALSO INCLUDE A PHYSICAL PRINT?
A. No. The fees paid at the photo shoot cover the services and costs associated with producing one digital print only of your retouched official Do What U Luv photo only, and does not include or factor in the cost of physical prints.
Q. WILL I RECEIVE A HI-RES COPY OF MY PHOTO?
A. While we are more than happy to make print-quality hi-res images available for any press purposes, print-quality hi-res images are typically not made available as we offer printing services directly through our website for anyone looking to purchase prints and the quality of the images uploaded to the website are sufficient for their intended web/digital use – whether it be for profile photos on Twitter or Facebook or for display on your website.
Q. HOW MANY FRAMES ARE TAKEN PER PHOTO? HOW IS MY PHOTO CHOSEN?
A. We will shoot roughly 10-15 frames per photo. Of those multiple shots we take, one is selected to be retouched as your final photo. We then select the frame which we think makes you look best and which stands out the most from previous shots.
Q. CAN I CHOOSE THE FINAL PHOTO OF THE FRAMES TAKEN?
A. No. In order to keep the fee for the photos affordable and to turn them around in a timely fashion for everybody, each participant waives their right to choose which of the frames are retouched and will not receive the raws of the unused photos.
Q. DO WE GET COPIES OF ALL THE FRAMES YOU TAKE?
A. No – you will only received the retouched, final shot. The remaining frames are kept for archival purposes only and are not released to the public.
Q. HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY PHOTO WHEN IT’S FINISHED?
A. When you fill out your Model Release for the photo, there will be an area to write your e-mail address. Once your photo has been edited and uploaded to our website, you will receive a notification e-mail at the address you left us letting you know your photo is available, where to find it, and how to save it to your computer.
Q. MY FRIENDS RECEIVED THEIR NOTIFICATION E-MAILS, BUT I DIDN’T. WHAT HAPPENED?
A. When a notification e-mail does not arrive, the failure can be caused by a number of reasons including an e-mail being written illegibly on the model release, blockage by a spam filter, and data entry errors. If you’d like to confirm your e-mail address, simply send an e-mail to [email protected] and let us know which open photo shoot you were a part of.
Q. PORTRAITS FROM THE PHOTO SHOOT I ATTENDED ARE ON THE WEBSITE, BUT I CAN’T FIND MY PHOTO. WHAT DO I DO?
A. With hundreds of incoming images at any given time, sometimes a photo is inevitably missed when being selected for retouching. This doesn’t mean your photo was lost; it simply means that the raw frames from the photo shoot must be located so a selection can be made at that point. If you cannot find your photo on the website, send us an e-mail with a reference photo, any details about your photo (your pose, how your hair was styled, etc.) as well as an estimate of when in the day your photo was taken, and we will cross-reference those images with our library of frames in order to locate your selection.
Q. HOW CAN I PURCHASE PRINTS OF MY PHOTO?
A. Both Glossy Photo Prints and Canvas Matte Prints options are available for each image on the website. When you pull up a photo on the site, there are two separate drop-down menus that allows you to add a copy of any print to the shopping cart in a range of sizes.
Q. AM I ALLOWED TO POST MY PHOTO ON MY SOCIAL MEDIA PROFILES (FACEBOOK, TWITTER, ETC.)?
A. Definitely! Visibility is our most powerful tool, and many people have heard about the campaign from their friends and family on social networking websites.
Q. Where can I buy official Do What U Luv merchandise?
A. The only place for official Do What U Luv merchandise is through our online store, which currently carries bumper stickers, bracelets, mini-buttons, temporary tattoos, and our first line of original Do What U Luv t-shirts. You can also purchase official Do What U Luv Campaign merchandise at our open photo shoot events.
Q. Can I host my own Do What U Luv shoot to show my support?
A. Due to the overwhelming amount of positive responses we’ve received from all over the country, the Do What U Luv Campaign is unfortunately no longer able to give permission to people to set up their own photo shoots and Do What U Luv events. We really appreciate all the support and seeing everyone wanting to get involved, but we’re simply at a point in our development where we have to try and retain some control over how our logo and name is being used and represented.
Unless an event has been listed and announced on our website, it is NOT an official Do What U Luv Event and is not affiliated with us in any way.
We’ve had a lot of confusion lately with people thinking other independent Do What U Luv shoots/events in different cities are affiliated or official in some capacity. Things become even more complicated once money and donations become involved.
People are, however, always welcome to put together a proposal that we can then bring to our board so that they can review it. You can e-mail your proposal to [email protected].
Until the board has reviewed your proposal and you have received a written response from them with their decision, you may NOT proceed with any planning for your shoot whatsoever.
FUNDS & FINANCING
Q. WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
A. Money raised through our photo shoots supports and sustains the Do What U Luv Campaign. Although we receive some independent donations, the open photo shoots are our primary source of support. The funds cover the costs for camera, video, and audio production equipment; photo production, retouching, and reproduction; travel costs; promotional material, campaign literature; post-production hardware and software; expenses related to both PSA (Public Service Announcement) video and studio photo shoot production; office and studio operating expenses; and staff salaries. We are also allocating funds for the development of programs, expansion of operations, and the development of marketing opportunities.
Q. DO YOU DONATE TO OTHER ORGANIZATIONS?
A. The Do What U Luv Campaign is not a foundation and does not raise money for other organizations as its primary objective.
Q. IS THE DO WHAT U LUV CAMPAIGN JUST A BRITISH COLUMBIA ORGANIZATION?
A. Our offices are based in British Columbia, but our activities are not limited to British Columbia, or even Canada.
Q. HOW CAN I RAISE MONEY FOR THE DO WHAT U LUV CAMPAIGN?
A. We are happy to accept donations from individuals or organizations. However, we do not allow third parties to hold their own fundraising events on behalf of, or in the name of, the Do What U Luv Campaign. It is prohibited to hold independent photo shoots for any commercial or fundraising purposes.