About Steadman Uhlich

Steadman Uhlich helps his clients reach their goals and provides a motivational and inspiring example to others.

He likes to reach the creative passion that resides within people and helps others discover their true talents and inner strengths.



Steadman Uhlich Self Portrait February 2013

Portrait of Steadman Uhlich: Self Portrait March 2013


Portrait of Steadman Uhlich: Self Portrait March 2013


Portrait of Steadman Uhlich: Self Portrait April 2013

He is committed to helping others excel and become the best they can be. He has a unique method of motivating people. He calls his method: “The Power of WOW.”


Professional Artist & Professional Management Consultant

Steadman Uhlich is a professional artist, professional photographer, former art gallery owner, highly acclaimed global executive management consultant, and a mentor. He also provides professional mentoring and personal coaching for photographers and business owners and executives around the world.

You can learn more about his credentials as a global management consultant to CEOs, by visiting his consulting credentials website: www.globaladvisor.biz




Extraordinary Portraits that Affect People Emotionally

He considers his greatest achievement as an artist is the unexpected deep emotional response that sometimes occurs when people view his portraits. His portraits have a rare ability to touch the viewer’s emotions.

Sixteen people have literally been brought to tears while viewing his photographs of people they do not know.

Two of these, wrote that this happened while viewing his works over the internet. Countless others who do know the people in the photos were also moved to tears. But it is those viewers that have no connection at all by family or friend to the person in the portrait image that Steadman finds most memorable and remarkable.

“The Greatest Satisfaction I Know as an Artist”

I never expected this to happen. Of course I would be pleased if my clients liked their portraits, or those portraits of members of their family. Countless times, I have received notes and calls and have been told how family members (husbands, mothers, fathers, grandparents) were moved to tears by a portrait I made of someone in their family. I thought that was wonderful.

But something else happened too.

Total strangers were moved to tears by some of my portraits of people they do not know.

It was not as frequent as seeing family members of my clients or clients themselves cry, it was certainly rare, and it was not expected. Yet it happened 16 times that I know of. Fourteen times I saw with my own eyes, and two additional times men wrote me to tell me this.

I truly saw it happen 14 times with my own eyes and the response came from both women and men.

Yes, men cried too!

It was when people who viewed a portrait I made were brought to tears by that portrait, yet they do not know the person in the portrait.

Bear in mind, these were not portraits of war victims, drought victims, or people in pain or suffering. They were not destitute, hungry, malnourished, or disfigured. They were portraits of ordinary people, not celebrities, not famous, not even known to the viewer.

When that happened, it changed my life in a profound way.

It gave me an idea or inspiration to follow a different path in my life and completely changed how I see photography and how I will use it in the future.

What caused those people to cry?

It is an extraordinary response to the face of a person they don’t know by prior meeting, but somehow know in their heart.

When I witnessed this response, I was watching the tears stream down their faces, and listening to what the viewers revealed to me.

Some told me things about what caused this response. Sometimes we just shared those emotions in silence, as they were so strong that it was truly a moment where the viewer was speechless. It always touches me deeply too, even to the point where tears filled my own eyes as I witnessed this emotion connection the viewer had with my work.

These have been some of the most unforgettable moments in my life as an artist. They transcend anything material or business related.

As an artist, it gave me the greatest satisfaction to know that my art has reached someone deeply, and to witness that with my own eyes was an unexpected moment of enlightenment.”



Other Measures of Success as an Artist

Art Collectors, Artists, Museum Directors, Publishers, Editors, Designers, Portrait Painters, Professional Photographers, Writers, Poets, and All Kinds of People, Young and Old, praise his work. Hundreds of comments from people around the world are found on this site.

Extraordinary Market Success

Art collectors buy copies of his Fine Art Portraits too. These are portraits of people they have never met and do not know. Thus, sometimes his portrait clients truly become “Art.”

Mass Media Recognition

Steadman has been the subject of feature articles in national art magazines and had several covers in art magazines. He has also been a guest on a radio program.

There have been several multi-page articles about his work in other market leading glossy magazines.

Both his portrait work and still life works have been the subject of articles.

One magazine publisher said that when Steadman’s Fine Art photography was featured in the magazine, they got “rave” admiring comments from artists and art gallery owners across the country.


Global Knowledge, Global Interests, Global Appeal, and Global Reach

Steadman’s portrait clients have come to his studio from many states across the USA to have Steadman create their portraits.

Several different portrait clients have even come from abroad to have Steadman create their portraits!

Art collectors across the country commission his work too.

Now Steadman is available for Global Travel to come to you. Read about Steadman’s valuable Visiting Artist Program to learn how you could benefit as a host in your area.

Steadman’s works  on his website have reached a global audience too.  Here is a Visitor Map from just one year.


You can help Steadman connect with others around the world too.  Simply tell your friends via your own social networking.



Global Impressions of Steadman Uhlich’s Portrait Work

Here are just a few of the hundreds of Global Impressions Comments that Steadman’s portrait photography has received from a global audience, many of whom are professional photographers or highly skilled amateur photographers.

“Beautiful, beautiful images of real people! Thank you for reminding me that beauty exists in imperfections.”

“You have an eye for a woman’s sensuality, a man’s sensitivity, and a child’s innocence. Beautiful!”

“Your photographs embody beauty and character. You take a face most would consider not beautiful and capture the beauty in it for all to see and appreciate. Your work moves me.”

“Strength, grace, humor, intelligence and beauty. I feel as though each of the portraits in your portfolio somehow have aspects of these and that you have managed to get the subject to project their individual personality. The work as a whole illustrates some of the best human qualities there are.”
Gwen, London, UK
“What strikes me is the expression, how each person has a unique personality. Your portraits give an impression from the soul rather than being a mirror image. Every person looks natural and him or herself, that shows to me that you really do the effort to get to know your subjects.”Philippe, Warsaw, Poland
“A very lovely feeling and a wonderful quality…that immediately jumps out to me as being straight to the heart.”
Frank, Emmeloord, The Netherlands
“You don’t communicate through your photos on a physical or even emotional level, but instead on a spiritual level.”
Daan, Utrecht, Netherlands

“I find your photography to be downright beautiful. The lighting, tones, and mood are both powerful and elegant at the same time.
Mark,Lilongwe, Malawi

“I am struck with the way your subjects speak to me. They all have a story to tell and you have captured it.”
Craig, Edmonton Alberta, Canada

“Beautiful! Like a symbol of peace!”
Mamansani, Niamey, Niger

“Mysterious and beautiful!”
Huixian, Taizhou, China

“This portrait shows a man with longevity and prosperity. He looks like a king.”
Mamansani, Niamey, Niger

“Great portrait. Looks like a classic statue in a museum. Wise and powerful.”
Hassan, Karachi Pakistan

“She is absorbed in colors. Like a flower from heaven.”
Kamran, Lahore, Pakistan

“This portrait is truly inspiring. This lady looks as if she represents the whole of India. She is unknown to me, yet I feel as if I know her. I was left breathless.”
Sunil, Navsari, India

“I just love it directly when I saw it. I like the 3D feeling and it’s not just a picture, it lives.”
Denny, Sjöbo, Sweden

“This reminds me of my childhood. Inside a safe home looking out, nose pressed against the glass, big world outside. Full of possibilities and maybe a bit dangerous.”
Stale, Oslo, Norway

“These are some of the most beautiful portraits I have ever seen. Well done.”
Yakim, Rosh Ha-Ayin, Israel

“Your subjects seem to have an ‘aura’ of wisdom and balance. It’s like you have captured them in a moment of personal reflection and even meditation. This is also true for the portraits of the kids. I get the impression it is more spiritual than physical. It is about the world that lies behind the eyes.”
Daan, Utrecht, Netherlands


Extraordinary Trust from Clients

Steadman has developed a high level of trust with his clients and a sterling reputation with them.

Real Trust is Extraordinary and Appreciated

Some of Steadman’s Art Patrons have commissioned and totally paid for work literally years in advance of delivery.

The record so far is eight years in advance, and that was for a five figure amount commission!

Steadman considers this another extraordinary and satisfying response to his art.

Several others were of even higher amounts, but less time existed between the commission and the finished project.

In many more cases, the trust shown before the portrait sessions has lasted for years, with his clients paying his total commission years in advance.

This is not a requirement, but it does happen.

His clients have confidence in his commitment to them, his abilities, and they truly trust him.

Many people have hosted Steadman in their homes, as their guest, sometimes for weeks or months, as part of his unique Visiting Artist Program. This is a unique program that is a modern day analogy to a Patron + Artist relationship, where individuals or families who admire Steadman’s work as an artist provide support for his art projects while he is traveling. Steadman is currently traveling the American West while working on several concurrent book projects. You can read Verbatim Testimonial Comments from some of his Visiting Artist Program hosts.



He is completely self-taught as an artist and photographer.

While he has received wide acclaim for his photography, he never expected to become a professional photographer nor did he go to school to become one. He has never taken a photography class and, as of today, has never been in a photography workshop as a student.

Yet that doesn’t mean he does not value learning, tutoring, or mentoring. It is just that his path has been different from some.


“Life is a Learning Process and an Opportunity for Growth!”

“I always look at life as a continuous learning process.

I don’t mind being called a newbie, amateur, or beginner in many pursuits. In fact, that insatiable curiosity that I find at the beginning of new endeavors is full of stimulation and fascination. It helps fuel and continue the later growth.

I learned years ago, that the first step to real enlightenment, is to understand how little one knows.

I always consider the next step I take as a new beginning with unlimited potential. Each step then is a new step toward reaching my goals I set for myself on my own journey.

Of course, there are things I wish I knew years ago, and that I am just learning now. As I see it, I have so much more to learn in the future. So I always keep an open mind to learning whatever I can and from whomever I can learn.”



Multiple Media Artist

As an artist, he works in various media. His paintings may be made in watercolor, encaustic (molten wax), oil, acrylic, or other media. Some are on paper, some on canvas, some on wood panels. Encaustic is an ancient form of painting and has been in use for thousands of years and was developed by the ancient Greek and Egyptian civilizations.

Steadman’s favorite art medium is Encaustic, or molten wax painting.

His favorite photographic subject is People.




Art Gallery Visitor: “Is that a painting or is it a photograph?”

“So many art gallery visitors were surprised by seeing my paintings and photographs in my art gallery. In my gallery rooms, I would show my paintings and large scale or life-size photographs. It occasionally caused some puzzled looks on the faces of both the average public and professional painters and photographers. Some could not tell one media from the other.

I have found some irony in my Art and public response to it.

With one of my styles of painting, people think the paintings are photographs, despite the fact that they are paintings on canvas made by hand over many hours with a brush and tubes of paint.

At other times, people look at my large photographs and think they are paintings and “swear” they are paintings.

I always smile at that bit of irony. We often laugh about it together when I correct a case of mistaken identity.

Finally, I have another medium I like to work in and it is my favorite painting medium. It is painting by hand with “hot wax” or Encaustic painting. Those paintings often fascinated people too and were very popular. Some are highly abstract and very colorful.

Unfortunately, most of those paintings are impossible to photograph in a manner that shows well on the internet. To see a photo of one on the net is such a poor reflection of what they truly look like that I don’t even show them on my websites or on the internet. They are highly colorful, with astounding optical illusions and textures and depth that cannot be shown on a photo. In some, the illusion of depth is so profound, one can feel like one can ‘reach into’ the painting to pull out an object.”




What you see on this website is only one facet of Steadman’s work as a Photographer and Artist.

Only a small number (50) of his portraits are shown on this site in a Gallery for Steadman Uhlich’s portraits. This should give you some confidence in his understanding of how images can be created to move or affect people.

Be aware that what Steadman shows within his online Portrait Portfolios is not the entire range of his past work or current work.

Steadman’s commercial photography sells for thousands of dollars per assignment.

Steadman’s commercial, landscape, macro, and still-life work is NOT shown on his portrait oriented websites and some of his best work is NOT shown on the internet at all or anywhere on the internet.

Steadman’s still life photos sell for thousands of dollars per print, have been the cover and featured article of a national art magazine, but you won’t see them here or on his website.

Some things are just not shown on the public sites. Those that are shown are selected for reasons. In short, there is much more than meets the eye via the internet.


Art Gallery Visitor Comments about Steadman Uhlich’s Artworks

These are the actual written, unsolicited, and verbatim quotes from art gallery visitors seeing Steadman’s work (paintings and photography).

These are verbatim written quotes from the Steadman Uhlich Fine Art Gallery (a real “brick and mortar” retail art gallery) guest book.

All quotes are about Steadman’s work, as the entire gallery was devoted to Steadman’s photography and paintings.


What can comments from Art Gallery Visitors tell you?

Why do these comments matter?

“As an artist and portraitist, one of my goals is to create an image or art or photo or portrait that affects people in a positive manner. I hope to make images or paintings that will not only grab attention or be eye catching, more importantly I hope to make something that will be enjoyed as “Art” and provide others enjoyment in seeing it.

When you read the following comments, realize that these comments were made by people I did not know, who were writing their comments down in a guest book. The comments you see below are only the ones that were written. There were literally many thousands more that were very similar to those shown, but those were spoken by the visitors, and not written down by them in the guest book. So, what you are seeing is just a representative sample of the kind of response the body of work received by art gallery visitors.

Why is a comment from a stranger important?

It means they felt strongly enough about what they saw to make the effort to communicate with others (other visitors) in writing (which fewer people do) what they saw or felt or experienced.

Frankly speaking, most photographs one sees, especially most portraits (whether paintings or photographs) and most paintings do not elicit such a response at all. So, the response these people had to these images was unusual, extraordinary and remarkable, when one considers how most photographs, most portraits, and most paintings do not affect people at all.

Some of these visitors were actually moved to tears! (see below on this page)

That kind of emotional response, especially to a photograph of a person they don’t even know, is truly extraordinary!

In the art gallery setting, these people also had the opportunity to enjoy the photographs, canvases, or paintings as they should be displayed (i.e. not on the internet in low screen resolution). They saw what is possible, they saw the true colors, they saw the details and full compositions, they saw the amazing 3-D illusions, and they were impressed by it all in some interesting ways.

What can this mean for you?

Now, imagine what might happen if I create something for you, whether it is a portrait or painting for your home or something like a fine art photograph or painting for your office. Imagine for a moment what people might say to you or the impressions they may get when they visit your spaces and see one of these pieces or portraits. My goal is to create something for you that will also get the admiring comments and ‘WOW’ impressions like you see below. My goal is to create some ‘WOW’ for you!”



“Very impressive. I would only expect to see this quality in New York or Chicago.”

“Your gallery reminds me of the better galleries in Carmel-by-the-Sea in California.”

“WOW!” (Note: This comment was heard from almost all gallery visitors.)

“Eye arresting work. Absolutely captivating”


“Better than the work I have seen in New York and Los Angeles.”

“I walked by the front window and said ‘My God!’ Beautiful!”

“Some of the most beautiful art I have ever seen.”

“Best work I have ever seen.”



“The most incredible photos I have ever seen…breathtaking”



“Unlike any art gallery I have ever seen.”

“I came in and forgot I was in Birmingham, perhaps Chicago or New York.”

“This place looks like a museum because the art is so beautiful.”

“I have yet to pass the gallery (walking by the front window display) without stopping in complete amazement…wonderful works.”

“I have seen no finer work.”

“There is no one else who does what Steadman Uhlich does. Superb photography of adults, children, flowers, seashells, paintings…Exciting, matchless, something to love and be proud of.”

“It’s not that all the subjects are Hollywood gorgeous. Steadman is somehow able to capture the beauty of each person he photographs—the inner beauty and the results are arresting, dramatic, and beautiful.”

“I always thought I would have a painted portrait of my children done but I love your photos so much and the expressions you capture that I’ve now changed my mind.”

“What a wonderful surprise to find your gallery and incredible art.”

“Absolutely beautiful work. Exceptional.”

“This is too good to be local or regional.”

“I am absolutely astounded! This depicts such a high degree of art and craft, and a sensitivity for the subject not often seen.”


“Beautiful works.”

“I feel like I have entered another world.”

“I have never seen anything like this before. Wonderful.”

“It’s amazing.”

“I actually pulled my car over to get a better look at the art in the window. I am so glad I came inside. Wonderful gallery.”


“Thank you for reminding me that beauty exists in imperfections.”

“Great stuff.”

“Truly awesome.”

“Your photographs embody beauty and character. You take a face most would consider not beautiful and capture the beauty in it for all to see and appreciate. Your work moves me.”

“Absolutely beautiful. Very mystical.”

“A very beautiful gallery.”

“What a joy today! Your art is exceptional.”

“Best work I have ever seen.”

“The work is stunning in its use of color! The detail in each work is breathtaking!

“Fascinating and beautiful!”


“Stylized truth; quite beautiful”

“Beautiful, creative”


“Exciting, matchless”

“A wonderful innovative talent. Your works really are impressive and attention grabbing.”

“Steadman has an eye for a woman’s sensuality, a man’s sensitivity, and a child’s innocence. Beautiful!”

“A super cultural lift of my spirit.”

“I am so glad I stopped by your gallery. I am amazed by the originality of the work. It is so unique and you have something for everyone to enjoy…gorgeous…truly amazing.”

“The people on canvas are remarkable creations that make the canvas come to life. Gorgeous!”

“Your work is simply breathtaking.”

“What a beautiful and inspiring visit. Your work is extraordinary. I have never seen an artist who drew out the inner aspects of his subjects so well.”

“Steadman is somehow able to capture the beauty of each person he photographs. The results are arresting, dramatic and beautiful.”

“This is photography that speaks to your soul! Each photograph makes me want to know the story behind it. Beautiful works of art!”

“Life transforming.”

“Very moving”

“WOW! The portraits are spectacular”

Work is wonderful. The portraits tell a story about the subjects. Beautiful!

You have an amazing ability to capture true emotion. It is breathtaking.

“Your work is magnificent.”

“This is amazing! Beautiful! Interesting! Enjoyable!”



“Beaucoup d’originalite! Merci beaucoup pour tant de beaute”

“Beautiful art.”

“I can’t pick my favorite because they are all so beautiful.”

“Beautiful artwork and experience.”

“The quality of your work is outstanding.”

“This gallery is like a fine art salon in 19th century Europe.”


“Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow.” (This was written by one visitor.)

“Captivating and unique.”

“Very impressive. I love your gallery.”

“Your gallery is filled with beautiful art.”

“Your work is magnificent. Very refreshing.”

“Wonderful work. No pretensions, so pristine.”

“The photos are stunning and have taken my breath away.”


“Best I have ever seen.”



“It is amazing how you can capture people’s soul. Your work is priceless.”

“Gorgeous work. We are so impressed!”

“The work is beautiful. The individual portraits…amazing.”

“The originality, color and striking photographs just amaze me.”






“You really capture the soul and spirit of the people in your portraits.”

“What you do is not photography. It is art and it is great. Love it”

“His work is fabulous! He makes you want to meet the people in the photographs.”


“Great! Moving!”


“I’ve never seen such beautiful work.”

“Amazing…It is breathtaking.”

“Words cannot express my fascination.”


“Wonderful work.”





“Artwork is wonderful!”


“Your photographs embody beauty and character.”

“Beautiful work. Very special. Exquisite.”


“The next best thing to visiting the Louvre.”

“Very impressive…enjoyed very much.”

“This is art like I have never seen before.”

“What a great experience! Beautiful…amazing.”

“This is wonderful.”

“Beautiful…great show…great.”

“Very spiritual and healing.”

“Your passion is fantastic.”

“Very interesting.”

“Just beautiful.”


“This show (of just Steadman Uhlich’s multi-media works) appears to be a collection of 5 unique artists showing collectively. I loved them all.”

“Just coming by is a visual and spiritual treat!”

“Great art.”

“What a nice discovery.”

“An asset to our community.”

“We are so lucky to have you back in Alabama.”

“Such an asset for Birmingham.”


Please Remember:

There were thousands of similar spoken statements that were not captured in writing.

These quotes above were unsolicited and hand written by the visitors to Steadman’s art gallery.


Steadman Suggests: Read the Global Impressions Comments!

“If you found the Art Gallery Visitors Comments interesting, I believe you will find even more interesting and even deeper comments if you take a few minutes to read some of the Global Impressions Comments found via the links below. There are Global Impressions Comments focused on a few of my portrait series. You can read what people from around the world see and felt when they viewed just a small set of portraits from three different series: The Elders Series, The Pianist Series, and The Equestrian Series (only three portraits were shown from the Equestrians Series when those comments were received).

Why are the Global Impressions Comments important?

I consider the Global Impressions Comments interesting and important because the comments come from around the world. The people who wrote them have a different perspective on these portraits, because they may come from a different culture than the person in the photo. Also, many of the people who wrote these comments are either serious amateur photographers or even highly skilled professional photographers themselves. The portraits that were shown somehow affected the viewers enough that they wrote some comments. If you take the time to read those comments, I believe you will find comments that show great depth of appreciation for the portraits I made.

You will see that a portrait can make a very strong or profound impression on someone.

What is so special about that?

The Global Impressions Comments show that a portrait of a person can strongly and even positively affect people, even strangers. It also shows that a portrait photograph can be seen as “Art.” It also shows that a portrait of an “ordinary person” can become “extraordinary” and even move people emotionally. Remember, the next portrait I make could be one of you or someone in your family. My goal would be to create a portrait for you, that would elicit similar strong and positive impressions.

My goal as a portraitist and artist is to create a portrait that captures more than just the physical appearance of someone.”



Steadman’s professional success in the art world follows his professional success in the corporate world.

When he was just 36 years old, he was a leading Partner for the largest global management consulting firm. At that firm and previously at its largest competitor, he was responsible for initiating and leading direct face-to-face private meetings with the highest levels of corporate management for 129 large global corporations. His usual contact was the Chairman or CEO of Fortune 100 and Fortune 1000 corporations. He was the “Partner in Charge” of Global Profit Improvement Consulting. His unique position or role was created for him at both firms in order to take advantage of his unique skills and abilities.

He also established global networks of professionals working together in a virtual community that shared their knowledge to create a greater success for each and the client. It was a breakthrough in collaboration and global thinking. He is a globalist and has studied more than twelve languages with a passion for understanding and better communicating with others from cultures around the world.

Chairmen and CEOs of many of the world’s largest corporations spent hours with Steadman to learn his ideas for ways to increase their profits and improve their businesses.

His work was acclaimed by his clients, CEO contacts, and his partners around the globe. His mentor was the CEO of the firm and the Global Chairmen of both firms singled him out as an innovative role model for the entire partnership of the firm. Prior to that role, he sold millions of dollars of services in the computer industry with a broad knowledge of systems from Mainframes to Wide Area Networks.

At various times, people who know him have described Steadman as a Diplomat, Marketing Guru, Rainmaker, and self-less Leader in organizations and in global networks of professionals.

Here are verbatim quotes from testimonial statements from his former partners, including the global Chairman of the largest consulting firm in the world. These highly experienced professionals were usually skeptical of anything new or different.

Steadman brought innovative ideas to these leading global firms and started a transformative change of thinking.

He began transforming how the partners looked at their own skills, the needs of their clients, the value of collaboration and knowledge sharing, and the potential for growth of both the firm (business) and the individual partner.

Here is how they described Steadman (these are excerpts from verbatim Testimonial Quotes):

60 Comments from Senior Leadership Partners About Steadman Uhlich

Verbatim Quotes:

“Innovative example and role model” (Global Chairman of the Firm that had 80,000 employees)
“No one has done such a comprehensive job” (CEO of the Firm that had 100,000 employees)
“Indispensable” (Global Chairman of Firm with 80,000 employees)
“Role model for a lead partner” (Global Chairman of the Firm with 80,000 employees)
“Secret Weapon”
“Gutsy and Bold”
“Marketing Guru”
“Strategic Thinker”
“Strategic Marketer”
“Incredibly unique individual”
“He helps partners become more effective”
“Very effective and unique”
“Extremely valuable to our worldwide organization.”
“Unique skill set”
“Extremely effective”
“Unique breadth of knowledge”
“Without equal in my experience”
“Extremely valuable”
“Valuable relationship”
“Very valuable”
“Non-traditional approach”
“We were all favorably surprised”
“He makes things happen”
“He shows insight into client needs”
“Takes initiative and gets results”
“Epitomizes what cross selling is all about”
“Demonstrates leadership without requiring authority.”
“Refreshing approach”
“Outstanding teamwork”
“Out of the box thinking”
“Happy to work with him”
“An outstanding individual”
“Impressed with Steadman’s knowledge”
“Good to work with and action oriented”
“Very valuable”
“Innovative and effective”
“His approach is not like any I have ever seen before”
“Valuable sounding board”
“He shows how to integrate the services”
“Very enlightening”
“Extremely effective”
“Highly valuable”
“Incredibly unique individual”
“Unique breadth of knowledge”
“Very valuable”
“Helped us increase our profile”
“Played an invaluable role”
“Very unique”
“Very successful”
“Refreshing and energizing”
“I was amazed”
“Very creative approach”
“Impressed all”
“Professional and innovative”


After many years of success in the corporate world, Steadman decided to pursue his life-long dream of a life in the arts.

Steadman is now creating PhotoMentors.com in order to share his knowledge of photography globally and to help others reach their own goals for the expression of their own creativity, and to help them attain higher levels of personal and business success.

He describes himself as a “man on a mission” to help others.


He works well with all levels of photographers.

He is widely commended for his teaching ability and helpfulness, whether teaching in person or remotely via the internet.

He has a way of putting people at ease, no matter their skill level or their personal background or professional standing.


“Be Inspired Every Day”

“This is something I was told many times by my mother, a very creative person.

It has stuck with me as a credo for my entire life and kept me motivated and fascinated with the world around us. I hope that I can pass that same feeling on to you.”


He brings energy, enthusiasm, and expertise to the conversation.

He is known for his deep insight into other people and his compassionate communication.

Steadman loves photography and helping others by sharing his knowledge, experience, and support.

He has helped countless photographers and artists.

Over the last two years alone, hundreds of professional, emerging professional, and amateur photographers along with many other visual artists (e.g. painters) have written to him expressing their thanks for his helpful critiques, suggestions, and guidance.

This site has over 200 testimonial comments about Steadman’s unique “eye” and methods, his Image Critiques and Mentoring.

Many of those came from an unsolicited and unexpected and unique (never done before) Tribute to Steadman’s contributions to a popular and respected online photography community or forum.

As Steadman says: “It was a great honor to receive so many nice comments from people around the world. I was touched by that tribute and motivated to do more to help others in the future.”

Steadman has an unusual ability to communicate with others as if they were old friends. He has been described as surprisingly “down to earth” and “approachable.”

Over the years, many of his clients and photographers in his global community have said: “You should write a book” or “You should teach.”

Now, through PhotoMentors, you can have live, direct, personal, and convenient access to Steadman as your personal Mentor.


Before You Buy Anything!

“Before you buy anything, you should consider the source and their background.

When buying advice from someone, consider their reputation for helping other people.

When buying portraits or photography from someone, consider their reputation for portraying other people.

I encourage you to read and consider the many Testimonials about my work helping others.

Take a look at the 200+ Testimonials from other photographers.

Read some of the Verbatim Testimonial Letters.  Read the Portrait Client Testimonials too.

Do this before you spend any money.”



What is the value of a testimonial?

Steadman: “Throughout my working career, I have been dedicated to delivering the highest quality of service to my clients. I try to exceed their expectations and to provide a unique experience using my skills and knowledge.”

“The Testimonials you find on this site are the Verbatim Testimonials that my clients, Patrons, contacts, Art Gallery Visitors, and global viewers of my work (via the internet) wrote.

Most of these were unsolicited comments.

Hundreds of these were publicly published by their respective writers on the internet for anyone to see.

Some others were embedded in internal memos, or in letters to my superior partners from my partners I helped, and some were in direct correspondence (letters or emails sent directly to me).

Some were from highly placed and experienced professionals with whom I worked for days, weeks, months, or even years.

Some were from highly educated professionals with whom I lived as a guest artist in their own home, for weeks or even months (during my current travels and as part of my unique Visiting Artist Program).

In ALL cases, these are their actual words and they were written about me or the work I did to help them.”

“In ALL cases, what you are reading are the verbatim and actual words used by those making the Testimonial statements or comments.

Of course these are excerpts, in order to reduce the number of pages required to share them on this site. In all cases, I have simply included the sentences or words that they wrote that I believe should quickly tell you something about my effectiveness in helping others.”

“Why don’t I show names? I used to show names for all of my Testimonials. I did that for many years. Then I realized that in order to reduce the amount of space and lines and pages needed to show the key statements, it was easier to show only those statements (without names). You may find names on my other sites or in the Testimonial letters I have on file or by asking me if you want to know. There are so many testimonial quotes that I may not remember the name of the person who said them all. But, there are many where I remember their words vividly. For some other Testimonial Quotes, I am providing full length letters that were sent to me. I exclude the names from those to protect the identity of my clients and contacts.”


Are these Testimonials and Quotes real?

The testimonials you see on the Steadman Uhlich Fine Art websites are all honest Verbatim Quotes from written comments about Steadman’s work. Of the hundreds of comments, most were unsolicited and written in an extraordinary internet tribute to Steadman that occured in a highly regarded public forum on photography, or in a public guest book at his art gallery. Others come from letters, emails, and other written documents. Many more were said, but not captured in writing, but those are not shown here.

Steadman: “The sources vary from clients, art gallery visitors, internet visitors, amateur and professional photographers, professional portrait artists, and people from around the world who admire my work. A few are from the global CEOs and Chairmen of the largest global consulting firms with whom I was a partner prior to launching his art career 10 years ago. Others were people (e.g. photographers around the world) who I have never met and may have been very remote from me, yet we communicated and “did business” or I advised them or helped them in a very satisfactory way.”

“Some involved international transactions and communications. Some involved “multi-million dollar” deals and some were smaller transactions of $1,000 or less.”

“In ALL cases, you should be able to see a consistent message that reflects how I might be dealing with you in the future.”


Why are these Testimonials important?

Steadman: “These statements come from literally hundreds of people I have helped in various ways. If I am to help you, I hope to do so in a way that will lead to your satisfaction and a strong relationship based on trust.”

Key Points Summary:

These testimonial quotes can give you valuable input into the quality, impressiveness, and results that Steadman delivers to his clients and people he helps. They can also give you some insights into his character and manner of dealing with people. This is important for you to consider.

Steadman: “As I see it, these Testimonial comments may give you an unusual view of how I work and what I do that not only satisfies my clients or customers, but also indicates how often people are truly impressed or highly satisfied with our dealings with each other.”

Why is that important?

Steadman: “Simply because the manner in which a portrait photographer deals with their subject is critical to how the portraits look. The portraits that are most special reveal something of the person photographed or painted. This takes a special moment to be captured by the photographer or artist. To reach that moment takes establishing a relationship between the subject and the artist or photographer.”

Steadman’s Point of View:
“My three online portfolios of portraits let you see hundreds (350+) of examples quickly and easily at your home or office. While viewing 350 portraits does take some time, I encourage you to at least view the portfolio of the 50 Global Favorite Portraits at a minimum. While viewing those 50 Global Favorites, please read over the comments beside each portrait. You will see comments from Art Gallery Visitors who saw these portraits properly framed and lit and life-size. You will also get a feel for what people “see and feel” when viewing a portrait made by me. It can be very surprising to see that some portraits touch complete strangers.”
Note: Some of the following links will open up a new page in your browser window and are links to pages found on another of Steadman’s websites, his PhotoMentors.com site. It may take about 5 seconds for the first page to load as each page contains much content. Please wait as it loads.


Key Points Summary:

Steadman encourages you to read testimonial quotes and Global Impressions Comments about his work and manner because this reflects his way of dealing with his clients and others. He considers this important to creating the best portraits of his subjects, and essential to helping others learn or progress, whether he is consulting with them on business practices or photography.


Testimonials & Comments from a Wide Range of Very Satisfied People

These are just a few of the many Testimonials about Steadman Uhlich’s help to others through advice and consulting and objective comments about his photography and art. There were countless more not shown here.

Art Gallery Visitors

There are 140 Verbatim Testimonial Quotes you can read from Art Gallery Visitors who saw Steadman’s Art and Photography in an Art Gallery. These quotes are from people who saw his work up close while it was hanging in an art gallery at full size, often at “Life Size.” While you are able to view hundreds of photographs on this website or in Steadman’s online portfolios, you are only able to see these are low resolution and small sized images.  The real photos Steadman makes are generally much larger than what you are seeing online.  In some cases these photos are up to 5 feet tall!  Others have been 10 feet wide!  Even his portraits are generally life-size and so most are seen larger than you can see on your laptop or computer.  In addition, the high resolution prints are amazing for the amount of details seen, the sharpness of details, the textures, and some even have amazing optical illusions that astounded art gallery visitors.  So, if you will read some of these Art Gallery Visitor comments, you should get an idea of how someone may respond if you display a portrait or fine art photograph that Steadman has made for you, whether it is in your home or office.  It is highly recommended that you read over these comments, because these people have actually seen his work at the sizes he recommends and displayed as he suggests.

Global Visitors and Global Viewers of Steadman’s Art and Photography

There are also verbatim comments and impressions from Global Visitors to his Studio website or others who have seen his work via the internet and who left their impressions of his work. There you can see literally hundreds of comments from viewers who were impressed, moved, and “stunned” from over 50 countries around the world. To read those comments, go to Steadman’s Old Studio Site and look at the comments beside the photos on each of the first 50 pages of that site. Those portraits have been called The Global 50 Favorites, but they were made and called that prior to Steadman’s trip across America.

Global General Impressions of Steadman’s Portrait Work

The following link is to a page which shows just some (31) of the many comments (hundreds) that Steadman’s portrait photography has received from viewers around the world.  Many of these verbatim comments are from experienced photographers, many of which are professional photographers themselves.  These comments are just the “general impression” type and are only about Steadman’s portrait photography, which is only one element from his larger body of work as a photographer and artist (painter).   Global General Impressions of Steadman’s Portrait Photography

Steadman’s Portrait Clients and Patrons

There are also testimonials from Steadman’s Studio Clients who have actually hired him to produce artwork or portraits for them. To read those comments, simply click Testimonials About Steadman Uhlich: Client Comments.

Art Patrons and Hosts (Hosts in Steadman’s Visiting Artist Program)

You can also read full length Verbatim Testimonial Letters from Patrons and Hosts who hosted Steadman while he is traveling in 2011, 2012, and 2013 as part of his unique Visiting Artist Program. Those letters also give insight into not Steadman’s ability to create beautiful portraits or art for clients.  They also give you verbatim comments on his character and trustworthiness. In many cases, Steadman was a guest of these hosts for several weeks (up to 4 months) and so the clients or hosts got to spend many hours with him. They saw him in many hours of social interactions, working with members of their own family, working with others in public, and as a professional artist focused on his subjects. They also got to know him from many hours spent together eating meals, traveling, visiting, and sharing stories.

Steadman’s Former Partners and CEO Level Contacts (Management Consulting Career)

Prior to beginning his career as a professional artist and fine art photographer, Steadman was for years a very successful and truly unique high-level management consultant working for two of the largest Big Six global consulting firms. His contact level was the Chairman, CEO, and other “C Level” contacts of some of the largest global corporations. He worked as a unique “Partner in Charge” of an innovative program for the largest firm. The following link will take you to a page where you can see 60 Verbatim Testimonial Comments from many of his partners (whom he helped) and some of his CEO contacts. 60 Testimonial Quotes by Former Partners and CEOs Regarding Results, Professionalism, Creativity, Consulting Skills, and Experience

Photographers Steadman has Mentored

There are additional testimonial letters from photographers around the world that Steadman has mentored. To view a few of these, visit Steadman’s PhotoMentors site that is focused on teaching and educating people about fine photography. There is a Testimonials category there with many verbatim testimonial quotes about Steadman and several verbatim letters from photographers he has mentored or helped. Steadman has had remarkable success in helping photographers (both new and experienced) learn how to see their photos in a new way and how to improve their own work to reach their own goals. He gives very practical advice in the form of his Simple Suggestions that any photographer can follow.  And his style of communicating with and advising people on both abstract and technical topics has won praise from the people he mentors.

200+ Photographers Steadman Helped

There are 200+ Verbatim Testimonial Comments from Photographers Steadman Helped.  These verbatim comments were unsolicited and publicly published by the writers on a highly regarded internet photography forum where Steadman helped photographers from around the world (amateur and professionals) improve their photography. Many of these comments were in an unusual, unsolicited, “Tribute to Steadman” (prompted by someone else) that thanked him for his service and helpfulness to the global online photography community.

44 Photographers Who Bought from Steadman

There are even testimonials from other photographers who have bought from Steadman in the past: Testimonials from 44 Photographers who bought from Steadman. There are Verbatim Testimonials from 44 photographers who have bought many thousands of dollars of photography equipment from him, online. If you have any doubts about buying anything from Steadman, you should read what they say about the accuracy of his descriptions of what he sold them and their high satisfaction with the entire transaction process.


Links to Various Verbatim Testimonial Quotes

Testimonial Quotes by 200+ Photographers Around the World Regarding Steadman’s Helpfulness, Service, and Creative and Critical Eye

140 Quotes by Art Gallery Visitors Seeing Steadman’s Work Lifesize and in an Art Gallery

Quotes by Global Visitors Regarding Just ONE Portrait Project for Just ONE Person: The Pianist

Quotes by Global Visitors Regarding Steadman’s Portraits of Elders

Quotes by Global Visitors Regarding Three of Steadman’s Equestrians Portraits

Testimonial Quotes by Photographers Steadman has Mentored

60 Testimonial Quotes by Former Partners and CEOs Regarding Results, Professionalism, Creativity, Consulting Skills, and Experience

Testimonial Quotes About Steadman Uhlich: 44 Photographers who Bought from Steadman

Testimonial Letters from Patrons and Hosts who Participated in Steadman’s Visiting Artist Program


Verbatim Testimonial Letter from a consultation with Steadman Uhlich

Note: this Mentoring Session was conducted using voice over the internet (via skype) and image file transfers over the internet with the call taking place between the USA and France. The voice quality was crystal clear (it sounded like we were in the same room), the conversation was fun, stimulating, and electric with creativity, humor, and sharing. The only thing we could not share was the bottle of fine French wine.


“I came across Steadman Uhlich in a photography forum where both of us participate, and I was impressed with his commitment to helping people. From there, we shared some views, and, when he informed me that he was setting up a place where people could learn and improve, I knew I was going to try it out.

As it happens, that day, I had gone out and tried to make the most of the last of the autumn leaves. I love trees, especially when clad in full colour, but, somehow, have not been able to get any tree shots that make me go “WOW.” Out of maybe 300 such shots accumulated over 2 years shots, not one of trees, even though I love them, and shot them hundreds of times.

Now enter Steadman Uhlich. I told him this “story”, and expressed frustration. He didn’t give me any technical tips. I assume that, as he knew I could handle other types of shots/subjects, he also knew that the problem was more in “what to want to do” than in “what to do” or “how to do it”. So he told me what to want to do.

‘Imagine the tree in its permanence. Things come and go, people come and go, weather comes and goes, seasons come and go, trees remain. Go out and shoot the tree in all its varying conditions.’

Within a couple of minutes, I was totally inspired, having understood why I have up to now failed, and having had my mind opened to avenues that I had not even considered in how to deepen my approach to photography.

This part of the conversation lasted but a few minutes.

My experience as a business consultant as well as a personal development coach tells me that Steadman Uhlich is exactly who he claims, a true mentor.

Like a locksmith who can pick locks and open doors in people’s minds that free up capability, creativity and talent about photography.

Such people are rare, I am privileged to have found one who will deepen the pleasure and richness of my hobby.

Thanks, Steady!


Verbatim Testimonial Letter from a consultation with Steadman Uhlich


“I just wanted to drop a quick note to relay the experience I had with Steadman Uhlich a couple of days ago. On Sunday, I had the pleasure of meeting Steadman in person and spending over four hours talking (in an onsite, face-to-face Mentoring Session), looking at work I had done and going over a little post processing. The time just flew by.

Steadman opened my eyes to many things including composition, shadows and light. Things I thought I had a grasp on, but no I did not.

He truly showed me a way to look at subjects in a way I have not read in books.

His way of teaching and making me look at myself is relaxed and laid back and very refreshing.

I would encourage anyone interested in bettering their photography skills to take the time and give him a call.

You will not be disappointed in the time spent on the phone with Steadman.

I am looking forward to our future meetings and learning as much as I can from him.”


Verbatim Testimonial Letter from a consultation with Steadman Uhlich


“Hi, my name is Jeffrey and I am from the Philippines. I just had a Free call using Skype with Photomentors and talked to Steadman Uhlich about photography and what I want to create.

When I first heard his voice, I was not nervous at all even though speaking in English, since English is my Third language.

The conversation that we had was worth it, all of the things that needed to be discussed were really clear, from voice to details.

I am also new in photography and after the conversation and my readings in the PhotoMentors website pages, I was inspired and have decided to take a journey with Photomentors.

I think this is way better than a photography workshop that I’ve attended because this will become more of a “Mentor and Student” relationship rather than “Teacher and Group of people Relationship”.

I believe Steadman can change your life in a better way not just in photography, but also in your life as a person, after the call and the readings in the website.

You’ll never know, One Call could Change your life! “


Davao, Philippines

Verbatim Testimonial Letter from a consultation with Steadman Uhlich



I just wanted to take a few minutes to again thank you for all that you’ve done for me.

I originally posted on [photography forum], a project that I was trying to accomplish with my Grand Daughter, utilizing Natural Light, of her playing her guitar by the window. I knew that I wanted to do them in B&W, so I posted my 1st try on [photography forum], in the People Photography forum. I was getting a lot of people looking by no one really taking the time to comment.

I really was looking for help in this area, as I really wasn’t just posting shots, I really wanted to learn & improve my results.

Steady, this is where you came along, you presented me with some positive comments, but at the same time, showed me where improvement could be made, or at least explored. You offered to talk to me, for a few minutes, to further discuss some of your comments.

I must admit, that at the beginning I was somewhat hesitant, as I’m “fairly new” into photography & thought that I might easily be overwhelmed, in our talks. How wrong I was!!!

Steady, you immediately made me feel right at home, no intimidation at all.

We were miles apart, yet I felt like you were right there with me, not talking down to me, but to me & where I maybe didn’t understand what you were saying, or what you meant, you took the time to reword things, explain, maybe in more detail, but using another approach. I found myself, even asking for more & more.

Then we started analyzing the pictures that I had posted.

You started pointing out things to me, especially in the facial area, that I never really saw, they were always there, but what a difference in the eyes of the beholder.

We started discussing the limitations that I had in where I was shooting the pictures (in my daughter’s kitchen, table & chairs pulled off to the side, me shooting out in the hall way). You could have very easily said, “well find another spot”, but you didn’t. You sat down & said, “so let’s see what we can do with what we have”.

Ideas, that you mentioned, about positioning, cropping, trying to get the viewers’ eyes to do some of the work for us, showed me so much in a different perspective.

Can’t thank you enough!!

Thanks again,
Bob V.

Verbatim Testimonial Letter from a consultation with Steadman Uhlich

“Enabled me to Unlock..”


This was the third time I mentored with Steadman Uhlich, or, more accurately, was mentored by him.

Today my issue was that I had taken a picture which I really liked, posted it on a couple of forums, and, uncharacteristically received, no comment or response whatsoever. So I asked Steady why that might be.

He started by looking at my picture, stating that he saw that it had potential, and asking me what I saw in it. I mentioned the straight stem of the flower, and the sphere adorning it, and the contrast with the sideways leaves, like so many brushstrokes in Oriental style.

He agreed with my “take” on my picture, and said that, if that was the case, why did I not do simple things to make that more immediately visible to the viewer?

He suggested darkening the background. That took me all of 30 seconds, and already made a significant impact. Then he suggested different framing and or cropping, and gave me 4 options. Another 4 or 5 minutes maybe.

Simple, once Steady had suggested it.

He made it feel so obvious, yet nobody else had seen the potential of the picture and enabled me to unlock it.

Thanks, Steady! You and I must do this more often.

Philippe Berend

Verbatim Testimonial Letter from a consultation with Steadman Uhlich

“You have restored my self confidence.”


“Just a short note to say that [our consultation using] Skype yesterday was

the most effective photographic tutorial of any length of time that I have experienced.

Your advice pinpointed for me a couple of areas where I was going astray, especially in the composition of my photos and by helping me identify those areas you have restored my self confidence, which was seriously lagging.

If you can achieve what you did for me in just [that short time], then I would have to say you are a genius.

I cannot thank you enough

I will be back. Many, many thanks”
Timothy Ashton
Sydney, Australia

Verbatim Testimonial Letter from a consultation with Steadman Uhlich


On Steadman’s Six Minute Solution

“Hi my name is Jeffrey, I am from Davao, Philippines.

I have heard about this new service from Steadman Uhlich at PhotoMentors called the “Six Minute Solution.” As a mentee from PhotoMentors, Steady and I had a talk via Skype from several photos that we take a look at and some of these photos were quickly fixed and improved with Steadman’s “Six Minute Solution.”

I am totally amazed on how Steady made my snapshot photo look great and that you could even do it with a non professional camera in a short period of time.

He could provide some solution on how to improve your photo quickly, and that includes photos possibly taken from your camera such as; DSLR, point and shoot or even with a Mobile phone camera.

Just imagine how your photo will be quickly fixed or improve with a low cost session from a 10 year professional photographer who had his own art gallery exhibit shop.

Yes, only one photo per call but one photo could make a big difference on how you shoot the next hundreds or thousands of pictures in your life.

Jeffery Wee
Davao, Philippines

A Verbatim Testimonial Letter from a series of Six Minute Solution Sessions with Steadman Uhlich


“As a hobbyist family photographer, I was a bit anxious about showing
some of my pictures to a pro for feedback.

I can, however, not commend Steadman enough on his skills as a mentor.

He is a natural with how he approaches the areas where improvement can be made, taking his time to really make sure that you understand the points being made in a very easy-going and friendly dialogue.

His suggestions are efficient and to the point, focusing not only on the specifics of a particular photo, but also,

taking care to explain why and how this could apply to many other photos as well.

Highly recommended!”

David, Switzerland


Steadman’s Notes on the Above Testimonial Letters

Bob is now on the path of making beautiful, Black & White, natural light portraits in a very limited space.

Philippe is finding new ways to look at his fine art photography subjects with renewed enthusiasm and confidence.

Jeffery is learning how to make photos of people that capture attention with compositions that are stronger and “Art Gallery Quality.”

Tim has regained his confidence in his work and is stimulated to try new compositions and new ways of presenting his vision to the viewer.

David now has a new set of conceptual visualization tools to use when composing his photos and working with his model. He is now able to see that there may be hidden beauty in a photo that can be discovered in just a few minutes…in fact, in Six Minutes or less!


How may I help you?

Call now. It is the first step to getting an unforgettable portrait, a beautiful photograph or painting, or a new way of learning and growing in photography.

You will find my service begins with a friendly hello.


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