Mentoring and Photography Lessons by Steadman Uhlich

Steadman’s Mentoring & Photography Lessons & Workshops

I enjoy learning and I enjoy teaching and I enjoy helping others better themselves. These things go well together. Over the last few years I have been asked many times if I taught “workshops.” Or if I had a book or DVD (that shows techniques). I do help other photographers in various ways. Below, you will find some links to another of my sites. I encourage you to visit that site, but I also must warn you that it usually takes a moment or two for those linked pages to load as there is much content and lots of photos at that site. It usually takes only 3 or 4 seconds to load, so please wait while the page loads.

The answers are:

1. I do not teach ordinary workshops. I do something very different and it is custom designed for each individual or group. I can come to you and teach you in your location, anywhere in the USA or world. If you want this, simply call me to discuss it.

2. I DO provide one-on-one teaching either remotely using the latest in high definition video calls over the internet, free Skype calls and chat, image sharing, or on-site. That means I can teach and help you wherever you are on the planet. You can learn from home at a time that is convenient for you. I also can help you with your photography in 18 different languages, so if English is not your first language, I may be able to help you. I have helped others around the world and do so on a wide window of time (my Global Operating Hours are 9:00AM to 9:00PM seven days a week). More details on that are found on my teaching site: PhotoMentors.com

3. I DO have several books in the works (I intend to publish several of these concurrently in 2012 after considerable work on the set of books).

4. I DO provide very special “mentoring” to photographers around the world. I have hundreds of testimonials that will better describe how I help photographers around the world.

5. I DO have a special website I created that is dedicated to teaching others about fine photography. It is called: PhotoMentors.com

6. I CAN be asked questions and provide as many answers as possible, but I do this via my PhotoMentors.com site. In fact, I have a very special service I call “Steadman’s Six Minute Solution” that is relatively low cost yet provides most people with the answers they need in a very short time. What makes this special is source of the answer (me) AND the fact that my Six Minute Solution is guaranteed with 100% money back if I do not answer the question or help you.

7. I DO provide LONG TERM mentoring too. This is carefully designed to help you learn in the best way possible. In my opinion it is far better than any workshop or book or DVD.

8. I can be enticed to visit you and provide you with very special hands-on training at YOUR location. Here is a testimonial about one such on-site training visit.   You might also consider my very special Visiting Artist Program too.

9. I DO provide high level and high value consulting to photographers who “want to go pro” and to those who are considering opening a studio. I DO provide the kind of valuable guidance that can save you money, help you make more profits, and help you be more successful as a professional photographer or artist. Here is one testimonial addressing this issue.

10. I DO provide a number of free lessons on my PhotoMentors site too. There are at this time 1,500 classic B&W photos made by some of the Masters of Photography, hundreds of pages of information, links to books I recommend, links to DVDs I recommend, lists and links to some basic gear I recommend, special and exclusive discounts to some sources for studio gear, and reviews and links to show you some of the things I use in my own work. In the near future, my PhotoMentors site will have 5,000+ classic photos by 100+ Masters of Photography and interesting articles about those photographers including biographical information, quotes, and assessments of their work in the history of photography. I encourage you to not only visit that site, but also add your name to the free email newsletter subscription list.

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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)
“No one has done such a comprehensive job” (CEO of the Firm)
“Indispensable” (Global Chairman of Another Firm)
“Role model for a lead partner” (Global Chairman of the Firm)
“Rainmaker”
“Secret Weapon”
“Visionary”
“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”
“WOW!”
“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”
“Outstanding”
“Innovative and effective”
“Ego-less”
“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”
“Outstanding!”
“I was amazed”
“Very creative approach”
“Impressed all”
“Professional and innovative”

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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.

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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.

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“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.”

Steadman

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.

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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.

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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

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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.”

Steadman

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Hundreds of Testimonials from Photographers!

Here is a link to the Testimonials Category page of posts here on this site. There you will find many different posts of Testimonials from real people who have seen real results. Those are all Verbatim Testimonials.

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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.

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“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 priviledged to have found one who will deepen the pleasure and richness of my hobby.

Thanks, Steady!

Philippe”

Verbatim Testimonial Letter from a consultation with Steadman Uhlich

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“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.”

Doug

Verbatim Testimonial Letter from a consultation with Steadman Uhlich

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“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 Photomentors 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! “

Jeffrey

Davao, Philippines

Verbatim Testimonial Letter from a consultation with Steadman Uhlich

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Steady,

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..”

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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.”

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“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

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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

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“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

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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!

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How can I help you?

My Role as Your Mentor

“The most important thing I can do is inspire you to look at your photography differently and to show you how to use your own innate creativity.

I will also challenge you to consider new ways of making photographs.

From this, you will find new creativity inside yourself and new inspirations in the world around you. When that happens, you will feel the Power of WOW as the world becomes a place full of creative possibilities. That is my ultimate goal.

In addition, I can provide you with valuable advice on how to avoid common mistakes and how to make better photographs.

On this site you will find many pages that will tell you about many more ways I may be able to help you. Look for the blue Related Posts links at the bottom of this page for more information.”

Steadman Uhlich

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Insight is the Goal

One of the things I keep in mind when mentoring other people is my goal to make the lesson something that they “own” and understand fully. I want the mentee to understand the reasons and “see” it so clearly that it becomes something they will retain and value. This comes by sharing how I see their images or work and comparing how THEY see the work and THEIR vision. We discuss things. We compare their intent and their preliminary result (such as a raw image).

Then by use of questions the mentee will discover things for themselves. This may then be reinforced by examples and variations.

Choices are discussed.

Options uncovered.

Creativity unlocked.

The result is often an insight for the mentee.

In some cases this takes only a few minutes to “see” and understand a conceptual or visual difference, or to learn a new way of looking at the subject or a new technique.

In many cases this breakthrough can take just a few moments or even seconds!

When that “AHA!” moment occurs, it is stimulating and rewarding for both the mentee and the mentor. This shared discovery moment can be something that helps a photographer or artist break out of a box and make progress in fulfilling THEIR vision.

 

Steadman’s Simple Truths:

“Gear is easy to replace or change and can be changed in minutes.

Good habits take time and repetition to develop.

Bad habits can stick with you a lifetime IF they are not identified, recognized, and corrected.

Insights can make a difference in seconds!”

Steadman

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How do you value learning?

The value of what you learn may be “priceless.”

Steadman’s guarantee:

“If I can not offer a suggestion that could improve your photography or help you avoid image weaknesses in the future then there is NO charge for the time we spend together.

In short, if I don’t see something I could improve or if I don’t offer you a suggestion for improvement, I will NOT charge you for my time!

You won’t find a better guarantee than that.”

Steadman

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Imagine…

Imagine how valuable that call will be to YOU if we can uncover a solution to your problems.

Imagine what you might learn from having a highly successful professional photographer and fine artist and successful art gallery owner with 25 years experience look at YOUR photo and give you a private discussion of YOUR photo.

Imagine how proud you will be when YOU learn how to make photos that make people say “WOW!”

Imagine how you will feel when you see YOUR Black & White images look like classic B&W photos you have admired all your life.

Imagine how satisfied you will feel when YOU learn how to make your own images look better using simple steps you will remember and be able to use again and again.

Imagine how you will better enjoy YOUR hobby or profession even more if you find ways to overcome obstacles to your skill improvement or your creativity.

Imagine how much more confident YOU will feel in the future when you learn how make better photographs.

Imagine the time you could save and the frustrations you could avoid if you find ways to make better images with simple solutions.

Imagine how your family or clients will respond when they notice the improvement in YOUR photography!

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Steadman’s Method

1. When I teach or mentor or consult with photographers around the world, I use a method I call a Live Voice+Visual Dialog on a phone call.

Some people mistakenly think this is just a phone call. It is far from that!

This service is based on both of us sharing a dialog or conversation at the same time as we view your photos together!

We will use BOTH Voice and Visual communication at the same time!

That is not the full story.

You will need to try it to understand and to experience the great difference for yourself!

 

All communication is by live voice call (a phone call or Skype call).

In short you must call me and speak with me to use this service. No emails. No chat. No PMs. No text messages. No typing. No writing. It is easier and much better this way for many reasons.

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Why does Steadman use Voice calls instead of email or text messages?

Simply because I can tell you many things in a phone call that I will not type and and things I cannot write as effectively.

It is much easier and better and faster as a means of communicating.

It allows us to have a deeper level of communication.

It is more friendly, more natural, and reduces the anxiety or intimidation you might naturally feel when consulting an expert about your photos.

It is more fluid and more immediate in response, so you don’t have to wait and wonder while waiting for an email or text message.

It is a better way of communicating meaning and subtle comments.

It is much more personal and more “human” than email.

It is much more FUN for both you and me!

It is the BEST way to communicate (aside from a real face to face meeting).

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What if this call is international?

I provide a truly global service via this site.

I have clients or mentees and photographers I am helping who are truly located around the world.

I communicate with them all via my special method of Live Voice+Visual Dialog.™

My method helps them all accelerate their learning and quickly improve their photography!

Please read below in this post.

You will find much more information about how I communicate with other photographers around the world in many languages!

If you speak English fluently, I can tell you more information and more clearly and more quickly than I can type. I can tell you more because I will have a “Live and Real Time” dialog or conversation with you. The difference between writing and speaking is considerable. You will see and understand on your first call why this is much better than a written comment or critique on a forum.

If English is NOT your first language or if you are concerned about using English because your use of English is NOT fluent or you may feel inhibited in any way from using English, please read down below in this post. I provide help in 18+ languages in addition to English, so I may be able to help you.

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2. You will not be called by me!

I do NOT call outbound. You will call me when YOU are ready to speak about your photography.

This is so you can be assured that you will NOT be disturbed at a time that is inconvenient for YOU or your family or your work.

You call me by using your phone or Skype.

You may even make a long-distance or international call for FREE if you use a Skype to Skype (VOIP) call so there would be NO long distance phone charge to you.

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Is English a foreign language for you?

If English is not your native language, but is your second language, then you will find it much easier to communicate using my Live Voice+Visual Dialog™ communication method.

There is no need for you to worry about misspelled words or poor grammar or accent.

I will help you and you will find it easier to express yourself clearly.

If there are any questions, it is easier to get clarity because we will be talking in a dialog. If you ever need to ask me a question to clarify something you may not understand, it is very easy because we are in a dialog, with real-time live communication connecting us.

I have Global Operating Hours (Hours of Availability) that fit YOUR schedule around the globe!

You may also call within a wide window of hours. My Global Operating Hours are 9:00AM (0900 hours) to 9:00PM (2100 hours) SEVEN Days a week. Those hours are based on Eastern Standard Time (New York City’s time zone).

I frequently speak with photographers living on the opposite side of the earth from me. It is not unusual nor is it inconvenient for me to speak with photographers in Japan, Australia, Pacific Islands, China, India, Europe, etc. I do this every week and even on weekends!

Don’t let long distances inhibit you from accessing the expertise that can help you improve your photography!

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Global Communications in English or Your Language (when possible)

What if English is not your first language?
What if your use of English is infrequent or limited?
What if you are not fluent in English?
What if your accent is strong?

You must speak some English to communicate with me, but you do NOT have to be fluent or your English could be “limited.”

English does not have to be your first language and you do not need a perfect accent. You do NOT have to be fluent in English. (see the testimonial letter down below).

I have seriously studied 12+ languages other than English (my native language). I truly enjoy speaking with people from other countries, other cultures, and those who speak other languages.

I am accustomed to communicating with people who are using English as a second language. I regularly communicate with people who are from: Europe, the Middle East, Russia, Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

I may be able to help you even IF your use of English is limited or IF you do not consider yourself fluent in speaking English.

Many people understand more English than they feel comfortable speaking. I understand that and why.

Many people who do NOT speak English frequently or fluently may feel inhibited about calling to speak using English.

Do not feel that way.

I am an expert in cross-cultural communication.

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I can help you and will do my best to communicate effectively with you in your language!

I may be able to help you by speaking to you in:

  1. French

  2. Spanish

  3. Portuguese (Brazilian)

  4. German

  5. Dutch

  6. Italian

  7. Japanese

  8. Russian

  9. Swahili

  10. Mandarin Chinese

  11. Catalan

  12. Norwegian

  13. Swedish

  14. Danish

  15. Polish

  16. Romanian

  17. Finnish (coming soon)

  18. Bahasa Malaysia (coming soon)

  19. Bahasa Indonesia (coming soon)

  20. Croatian (coming soon)

  21. Serbian (coming soon)

  22. Slovenian (coming soon)

  23. Filipino (Tagalog) (coming soon)

So if you speak or understand one of those languages and some English or if you speak English fluently, we should talk!

I do not claim to be fluent in those languages (except English) and my accent in those languages may make you wince or laugh at times too. But I will try to help you in YOUR language as much as possible. I may be able to tell you (while speaking in one of those languages above) what I see that could be improved in your images/photos and how you could do it.

If you understand one of those languages and speak some English (even if not fluently), OR if you do speak English, you should be able to understand me and what I will be able to tell you about your photos that may help you improve your photography.

I will keep my comments simple, my speaking pace in English at a pace comfortable for you, and I will make Simple Suggestions™ you should be able to understand and apply even IF your use of English is limited. Read more about how this works on the Six Minute Solution page .

Steadman

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If this is your first visit to this site,

I encourage you to visit and read the following page

as it will help orient you to this site and some

very special opportunities for you.

Start Here

You should. It could help you.

 

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If you are outside of the USA,

I encourage you to read the

Global Visitors Page

You should. It could help you.

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Learn About Steadman’s

Six Minute Solution™

You should. It could help your own photography.

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Seven ways you can help other photographers and yourself too!

Have you heard of Karma? Do you believe in the Golden Rule?

Karma is the belief that all deeds can shape the past, present, and future experiences. In the West, this is sometimes expressed by the Christian concept of “you reap what you sow.” In short, do good to others and good may come to you. I truly believe that helping others helps not only them, but also ourselves in ways we often cannot anticipate. Each action of good you do, can make the world a nicer place. Do you believe in the Golden Rule?

1. Tell others about this site.

 

2. Please tell at least three of your friends in your community or social network about my site.

If you are on Facebook for example, you could tell your friends.

3. Click on one of the social bookmarking links in this page and let others know about this post or page or this new site.

 

Tweet your friends. Tell others you DIGG this site. Tell your Facebook friends. Look in the right column of this page and almost all pages on the site for the link that says “SHARE” and click on it to go a pop up list of bookmarking links. It is easy and fast. Or you can send an email to a friend through that link too.

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Just click this share button below.

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6. Subscribe to my mailing list for my FREE Newsletter.

 

Why? First because the newsletter will be used to tell you about Special Opportunities that may be very valuable to you. These will be “un-advertised” exclusive offers that may be as much as 50% – 70% OFF retail. Other opportunities are related to activities that may be for publishing images and other opportunities to learn or participate.

It will only take a moment to add your email to the list. Simply fill in the simple Subscribe Form found on the right column of all pages here on the site. Look in the lower right column. The newsletter will keep you informed when we have special offers and opportunities for our friends around the world. You will also learn about exclusive discounts and other nice things.

Don’t worry about receiving too many newsletters or emails from us. We only send out the newsletter infrequently, but when we do, there will be something of value in it for you. There will be many valuable and exclusive things coming in the future, including great opportunities for photographers, so don’t miss this easy way to hear about it first.

7. Look around this site and my Photomentors site. Soak it in. Imagine. Be inspired!

You might find something else that interests you or helps you. In 2012 I plan to have hundreds of pages of freely accessible educational content, and 5,000+ inspiring photos by Masters of Photography, and dozens of free educational videos.

I recommend seeing the Site Map (Table of Contents) on my Photomentors site so you can easily see the long list of articles, posts, and pages listed by topics.

If you would like to see if I can help you as your portrait artist/photographer, or as your mentor, then just give me a call using the Skype button or the phone number at the bottom of each Page.

Thank you for your help.

Steadman

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Not convinced yet? Want another opinion?

There are many more testimonials you can read from Visitors to Steadman Uhlich’s Art Gallery (these are people who saw his work up close hanging in an art gallery at full size).

There are also comments and impressions from Global Visitors to his Studio website who left their impressions of his work. There you can see hundreds of comments from over 50 countries around the world. Here is a link to the Global Impressions of the Global Favorite 50 Portraits.

There are also Testimonials from Steadman’s Studio Clients who have actually hired him to produce artwork or portraits for them.

There are also Testimonials from 44 Photographers who have bought many thousands of dollars of photography equipment from him. 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.

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Your Introduction Call is free, but what you might receive or learn later is priceless!™

Your First Introductory Call will be directly with Steadman Uhlich.

If you have Skype, simply click on the “Call Me” button in the upper right column of any page on this site to make a free Skype-to-Skype call.

If you don’t have Skype yet, you can download the free Skype software in minutes via the link below the buttons below.

If you want to call using your own land-line phone or cellular phone, simply dial my Direct Dial number: (646) 233-1511.

My phones are generally answered during my normal operating hours of 9:00AM to 9:00PM EST (New York City Time Zone). Feel free to call anytime within that 12 hour window, 7 days a week.

If I am not on a call with another person or busy on a project, I will be happy to speak with you. If you get my answering machine or voicemail it means I am on a call with another person or busy. In that case, simply leave a detailed message on my voicemail with instructions on how I should contact you.

If you prefer to send an email you may do that by visiting my Contact Page or by using this address:

steadman@steadmanuhlich.com

Most voice messages receive a call back within two hours, whenever possible. All emails are answered the same day, whenever possible.

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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