Visit the “Shop” link, find content you would like to view which can either be single post (PPP) or memberships (Lurker) to multiple posts. After adding these or more items to your cart you can checkout. You will receive an email confirming your purchases. An account is made using your email address and the password you created. Login and view your “My Account” page, this page is the login page as well. There you can see your “Pay Per Post“ or “Membership” content links.
Notice all content on this site expires after the default time of 30 days, some content may have shorter or longer access times listed in the product details. After you have bought some content this website has a smart user access system built in, rewards in points and more posts show up over time to purchase.
Ratings for the posts here are similar to Flickr.
Safe, for all viewers. (S)
Moderate, provocative or some nudity. (M)
Restricted, full nudity, erotic or fetish. (R)
Default access time is 30 days then they expire from being viewed (you can buy again after), some posts may have shorter or longer times and will be notated. Posts or Pages access can be bought for this system.
Pricing is variable on a per post/page basis. These prices depend on content rating type, amount of content, or other reasons. Each post/page has the time for when you bought and how long left you have to view it (this is being worked on). Important fact is if you buy a post again the system will not prorate or add more time to the post access, it will just reset the access time to the default, like 30 days.
You can view what posts/pages you have bought on the “Your Posts” menu item up top. This just shows a list of posts as a link, hopefully we can spruce up this list more. Note once a post has expired it will still show up in your “Purchased” list.
These posts are generally considered the most valuable or popular single posts for this website, you can find the rest of the shoots eventually included in a Lurker membership edition.
In December 2018 we have created a new algorithm to control user access. This works by increasing or decreasing various capabilities for users logged in by their activities. For instance a user who purchases often and achieves a high value will be steadily increasing their access. This access just allows you more benefits on this site.
- Higher points
- More posts you can purchase show in the shop
- Special offers
It could be multiple benefits, these will last as long as you are active. If you are not active for a period of time then your access level lowers. We will be working on this system more and hope to give you some visual way to see your levels.
As of 12/28/2018
Time frame of 90 days total money spent on this website. These are variable for a bit.
Points value 100 = $1.00
User earns following points for every $1.00 spent
Discounts on all products automatic.
There are also bonus points for achievements.
Points total earned
Lurker # Month/Year-Released, "Lurker No. 1 Jan 2019"
This new format of the Lurker will basically be a large bundle of posts for a variable price.
These are put out when enough posts are available, 10-20+ posts is the current threshold for each membership. Access lasts 30 days and all content ratings included.
There will be multiple Lurkers per year.
Big Lurker # Month/Year-Released, "Big Lurker No. 1 May 2019" the details of what individual Lurker memberships would be included.
This version is just a mega bundle of the Lurker, meaning you can get multiple Lurker memberships all at once with a discount.
Note the content in these memberships are the rest of the shoots not offered in the Pay Per Post products. Some post may be moved to or from PPP, but usually the posts in the memberships can only be accessed by having a Lurker membership active.
Payments can be made from these options.
Stripe is our default payment provider. We have it setup to use the “checkout” option which is a fast option. We do have an Apple Pay function but since we changed software to add one click purchase the Apple Pay has been removed for now
Amazon Pay is another option and real simple to use, this will show up if you are signed into amazon with current browser.
Adding more in the future, we can on special occasion accept Bank Transfer, Venmo, or Square Cash app manual purchases.
The content on this site is mainly photos and then videos from many of Ryan Burleson’s shoots. The shoots focus primarily on fashion and boudoir style themes. Some content may have some erotic or even fetish themes, but this is not a porn website. Over time more content may be offered from even other people.
No content on this site may be reproduced or shared outside of this website. We have functions enabled to see user right click, save image, save as, screenshots, keyboard + entries etc. similar to snapchat/instagram for disappearing/expiring content. You might see a warning appear when these events are seen, lets play nice here. Read our terms of service for more info too.
Content in each post/page is setup in a part system. These parts are just smaller series of content from a shoot. Shoots can have 1-30 or more parts, so as you can see 1 shoot could have a bunch of parts. Photo parts are usually between 10-50 photos, the average is around 30 images each part. Video parts will range from 30 second videos to 10+ minutes.
S2P7 = Shoot Two Photo Part Seven
S5V3 = Shoot Five Video Part Three
2015 domain purchased
March 2017 first pay member setup.
Closed site for new system Dec 2017.
Opened new MemberPress site v2.0 April 2018.
Changed system to RCP June 2018.
August 2018 system changed to WooCommerce store with cart system.
November 2018 heavy new functionality added, store purchases disabled for new access changes. ArtofShadows.NET created, official dev and backup site.
December 2018 AoS v2.4 with a new algorithm, replaced many old functions and added quite a few new ones. Lurker membership editions started and new access system created.
Go to the Model for AoS page. We also have a profit sharing system that is very effective for models wanting to make money after the shoot and should be motivation to come shoot more in the future. You can see some details on this system on the Profit Sharing page. These are still being adjusted.
At times there may be errors on the site due to updates or other reasons, usually we are pretty quick to fix these. If something is not functioning no matter how simple it may be just let us know using the Kontakt form. New for anyone who purchases any Lurker membership is a messaging system, this sends a message direct to the admin. You can find the message box under the Resources widget on the sidebar, only appears if a Lurker is active.
This is really just a extra feature we are playing with, I have set it up to show a small chat bubble on the lower left when we are online only. It will only appear on the following pages My Account, How this site works, Sales, Wishlist, and Shop. If we are online and have the chat turned on it’s possible to have live help, I may in the future do a special flash sale and during that time would have the feature enabled to get a good use.
Good for asking more details about the content before you buy etc. The chat bubble has a small delay before appearing, it’s a decent option but one thing I don’t like is it appears to make even logged in users fill in their info.