Testimonials About Steadman Uhlich: Client Comments


What is the value of a testimonial?

Steadman: “Testimonials can tell you something very important about what others saw, felt, and experienced, whether they were dealing with a person, viewing art, or satisfied with a purchase or service. I believe a testimonial can give one a more complete picture of a service, or an individual or a product.”
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 and contacts offered or wrote voluntarily. Most of these were unsolicited comments.  Many of these were publicly published (by the 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). In ALL cases, these are their verbatim,  or actual words and they were written about me or the work I did to help them.”

“In ALL cases, what you are reading as Verbatim Testimonial comments on my site 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. Nothing was taken out of context that would change the message or intended comment.”

“Why don’t I show names?  Good question.  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).  Most importantly, in today’s world, many people are reluctant to put their names on the internet. I like to protect the privacy of my clients whenever possible, and respect their wishes to remain “unnamed” or only identified by initials.  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.”

Are these Testimonials 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 internet tribute to Steadman that occured in a public forum on photography,  or in a 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 his 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 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 to you?

Steadman: “Simply because 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.”

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 lifesize.  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.”

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What Steadman Uhlich’s Portrait Clients Wrote
The following are a few verbatim quotes from written notes and letters sent to Steadman Uhlich by his portrait clients.

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“Thank you for one of the most memorable experiences of my life.”

“Your gift lies not only with the lens but your ability to see and feel the inner and outer beauty, to appreciate and respect the uniqueness of your subject and then able to project it on film, a fantastic talent.”

“There are many people who claim to do portraits, or be photographers…but what you end up with is what you pay for: portraits that are blank, have no uniqueness, and bleak expressions or unnatural faces that make you look awkward and odd.
Well, we have a best-kept secret right here in Alabama and his name is Steadman Uhlich. If you want a portrait that will literally take the breath away of anyone who walks in your home and sees it, Steadman does it. If you want a portrait that will be a timeless piece of artwork for generations to come…you want Steadman. He works with you and is tireless in achieving a work of art that is YOU.”

“You created a timeless, unforgettable work of art.”

“Unforgettable, fantastic experience.”

“Thank you for making one of my dreams a reality.”

“Perfect experience”

“It looks better than any painted portrait could.”

“The way you did the subject makes it a real work of art.”

“I just knew I could trust you.”

“What a wonderful experience!”

“Unbelievably beautiful pictures, I was just shocked. I am not easily impressed. I work in the arts every day and am accustomed to seeing beautiful things. But when I saw how beautifully (the portrait) was crafted, I was literally moved to tears. Incredible!”

“I am a hundred times more pleased with this portfolio than I am with either the oil portrait (by another artist) or the prints from other photographers.

“It’s difficult to describe in words, but rather than just a picture of their faces printed on photo paper, you were able to capture expressions from them that somehow reach “deeper” to pull out some of their personalities.”

“The whole photo session was phenomenal.”

“Your work exceeded my expectations. Everyone who has seen them is amazed to say the least.”

“When (we) viewed the (portraits) for the first time, (husband) broke down into tears. (It is) impactful; it touches everyone.”

“Each photo is like a piece of priceless art. It is a gift that will keep on giving.”

“You are amazing! I love it. Words cannot express how much I appreciate your artistic eye and your making us feel at home in your studio…I am even more thrilled to have my family featured in your amazing works of art.”

“Your work is breathtaking. You found the perfect picture in us. Our personalities showed up so comfortably in your work…my sincerest gratitude for giving my son and I something we can share over several lifetimes.”

“I am amazed he was able to capture the images he did, with what little time and light we had that day. Steadman Uhlich is a truly inspiring artist and photographer who touched our lives in ways that words and photographs cannot express. Thank you Steadman for giving so freely of your time, talent and expertise. Anyone who wants photos of themselves should CALL STEADMAN UHLICH!!!! He is a standout talent in an industry flooded with imitators. Awesome and incredible!!!”

“The portrait is a masterpiece that I will treasure each and every day. I could have searched high and low and never found a gift that will bring my family more pleasure than this beautiful picture in time of (my daughter).”

“When I first came into your Art Gallery I was feeling nervous and apprehensive. I have never really seen myself as being a particularly attractive or photogenic person and I was worried…I mistakenly thought I was going to have my photograph taken by a professional photographer when in fact I had my Portrait made by a very talented and gifted artist who made me look upon myself in a new and more positive way.
I absolutely love my portrait. You managed to make me look several years younger and display a sophistication I never knew I had. I keep looking at it and wondering how you managed to capture the “me inside.”

“The portrait of (my daughter) was everything you promised and more. You really did capture the passion, excitement, and the emotion that is so much of her personality. It just shines through in the work!”

“It is absolutely stunning…it is one of a kind”

“He’s energetic, fun, and will create something you won’t find anywhere else.”

“You captured that moment in the most beautiful photograph I have ever seen. This photograph allows me to call that feeling up every time I see it. What a precious gift, to know that feeling every day! Among my possessions, I treasure it the most, not only because of the powerful emotion it conveys or the beautiful art that it is…”

“As with almost every area of life, something this good comes at a cost, but I can honestly say that these portraits are very well worth the investment. The cost indeed seems small compared to the satisfaction we receive in enjoying many timeless expressions of our childrens’ personalities.”

“You will never know how special you made me feel that day (during the session). I am always so negative about myself and for one afternoon I felt so special and even a little pretty like a kid again.”

“I view the portraits often. Each individual photo triggers a mood ring of emotions.”

“The photo shoot was an experience of professionalism and promise.”

“Each child feels so special and loves the way they look.”

“The end result truly reflects each person’s individual style beautifully.”

“These pictures are real treasures.”

A daughter writes about her 81 years young mother’s session:

“The photos of my mother; well what can I say; they are wonderful. They capture so much of what I love of my mother. Her charm, her humor, that impish personality.”

“What truly amazes me is that in looking at Mother through your eyes I see new things about her that have never occurred to me. I can see the essence of her as a woman.”

“My mother had the time of her life yesterday. The time in your studio was all about her and she loved it. Her eyes in the portrait show that she recaptured her youth for a moment.”

Key Points Summary:

Steadman encourages you to read testimonial quotes 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.

Each and every client has different wants and so each Portrait Project is unique.

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Verbatim Testimonial Letter from a Professional Equestrian: Mark Lyon

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Source: Mark Lyon is a Champion Equestrian, Full-Time Horse Trainer, Exhibitor, and Coach. He has a unique sense of the horses, his training skill with horses is “amazing” and he has an infectious smile along with a distinctive style. He is a true “horseman” and an authentic “buckaroo.”

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“I recently met and got a chance to work with Steadman. I saw what he had done for another professional horse trainer I respect and I could see Steadman had the skill and talent to make some very high quality and creative photos that would add value to my website and my business marketing as a professional horseman.

At our first consultation he told me that many of his best and favorite photos were not shown on his website. I thought “Sure” with a bit of cowboy skepticism. Then I saw his large portfolio loaded with his large photo prints and I immediately saw what he meant. He was right, many of the photos that he has in his print portfolio that are reserved for private viewing and later publication are really amazing and so unusual and creative that they must be seen to be believed. In fact, my favorite photo of the other trainer is not on his website or Steadman’s, and my own favorite photo of me is also not going to be shown on either Steadman’s site or my own site until his book is published in the future. But, I can wait for that time to come when I can put them on my site. In the meantime, I have other photos from Steadman that I can use online that are also outstanding and are already getting my clients, my students, my prospects, my friends, and my professional peers to say “WOW.”

The photographs Steadman made for me are fantastic!

I am very glad I made the decision to participate in Steadman’s equestrian project and I recommend other horsemen and equestrians do the same. I know you won’t believe the photos he can make of you, till you see them yourself.

He surprised my friends and he surprised me and my wife, with his artistic vision of us as equestrians.

I was very impressed with the quality of photos I saw him make, as they were so good I couldn’t believe they were of me and my horse…

The photos Steadman made look like they belong in a high-end art gallery, the clarity and depth and creativity of each one seemed to make the subject jump to life!!

As a professional horseman I have seen lots of horse photos both at shows and in professional magazines and none of those compared to what I saw Steadman make. Period!

Steadman’s use of light, creativity, artistic “eye” and knowledge of the subject made the ordinary become extraordinary!!

He took time to get to know and understand me. He even studied my traditional style, my gear, my business needs, and my personal taste. He has an eye for the details that matter to me and he is committed to not only making creative portraits, but also committed to authenticity. That was important to me too.

Then he was able to catch my personality on film and it was like I was looking at me captured in a moment in time always in the perfect angle, looking at the picture, something seemed to draw you in. It was also like being transported back in time, it was so lifelike.

I thought the photos Steadman made of me were incredible. They are art and they really do make people, including other equestrians, say “WOW” when they see them.

My partner Miranda and I often work with green horses, colts, problem horses, and even wild Mustangs. It would be an understatement to say that Mustangs are not commonly considered the prettiest of horses by most horse owners. Steadman sees something different in each horse and has made some amazing photos of our Mustangs while we are training them. Steadman captured our Mustangs’ raw energy and wild spirit even as we are in the process of breaking and training them. He also made these amazing photos without using any flash and in very challenging conditions for photography. I know something about photography, and it was impressive to see the results of his creativity and work.

As a professional horse and rider trainer, the quality and creativeness of these photos are invaluable to me as it is so important to get my personality across to my prospective customers. His photos of me and my wife and partner, Miranda, had that “WOW factor” that will catch the attention of our intended audience and market.

Steadman prepared us for the photo session with tips and advice on all kinds of things that would make for better photos of us.

Steadman’s photos really captured the spirit and energy of the horses.

His use of natural light made the photos grab your eye and his knowledge of the subject made taking photos so easy. He was also very flexible and easy to work with.

He really understood what I was looking for in different photos and had some great ideas to get that look that set his photos apart from what I was used to seeing.”

- Mark Lyon, Professional horse trainer

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Verbatim Testimonial Letter from an English Style Equestrian: Jamie Haith

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Source: Jamie is a serious English style equestrian. She trains Thoroughbreds that are former race horses as hunter-jumpers. She has four horses in training now.

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“I met Steadman through the stable where I keep my horses. He was visiting our area and because I had never heard of him before, I was at first skeptical of hiring a photographer who did not have a local reputation. That was until I saw his work. When I did visit his website, when I looked over his portfolio, and when I saw the great photos he made of people I know, my attitude changed and I decided I wanted him to photograph me and my horse. I have been riding horses seriously for 12 years. I consider myself a hunter-jumper. I have competed for several years. I also train Thoroughbreds for hunter-jumper competition and own four Thoroughbreds at this time. I was very impressed by the portraits and action photos Steadman made of three of the professional trainers I know. Those trainers and other riders raved about his work too. I chose to have Steadman photograph me in a private session. I told him I did not want a typical “posed” portrait and I also wanted a photo showing me riding.

Because my horse was acting a bit temperamental the day of my photo session, I was concerned that the photos would not be as good as I wanted. Steadman assured me it would be no problem for him and he was confident that he could make some special photos for me. I was totally surprised later when I saw the impressive photographs Steadman had made.

In a word, Steadman’s photographs are “awesome.”

I was amazed that Steadman was able to show my horse looking so beautiful and strong. He is a handsome horse, but I have never seen a photo of him look this good. It is art. Some of the photos look so much like a classic painting that I was amazed and proud that it was my horse in the picture.

Steadman showed me the many action shots from the session and I was again amazed. There were so many wonderful pictures.

He knows what to look for in the horse’s action and he caught it in shot after shot. Not only that, he also pays close attention to how the rider looks too. He asked me to tell him my favorites and I just kept saying “that one, and that one, and that one.” There were dozens of fantastic action photos that each showed my horse looking great. I was stunned by the quality and by what Steadman had seen with his eyes and captured with his camera. I kept saying “awesome” and I mean it!

These photos are so exciting to see and they are really impressive and stunning when you see them in large prints. I had viewed Steadman’s website prior to our photo session, but I was not expecting the real photographs to be as impressive and powerful as they are. You really need to see them in the large prints to understand this. I know it changed my feelings immediately, and now I can totally understand why his clients rave about his work.

When Steadman showed me his large portfolio prints that he made from our session together, I immediately thought “awesome!” Each time he showed me another print I was “WOWed” again!

Photo after photo was better than any I have seen before and each one looked like art to me. These are so different from ordinary event or competition photos. Since I have been riding for several years, I have had many photos made of my horses and me riding them in competitions. Nothing I have compares to these portraits and action photos by Steadman. Steadman’s work is elegant and beautiful and art.

When my mother saw the large photos of me, she was also “wowed” too. My mother has been around horses all her life too and she was totally impressed by these photos.

Steadman’s work is the best I have seen! It doesn’t look like any of the photos I have seen before. It looks like it belongs in an art gallery or art museum. Seriously!

Steadman told me prior to our session that many of his best and favorite photographs are never shown on the internet or his websites. In fact, several of my favorites are shown on his website, but my favorite shot is not. It is true when Steadman tells you that some of his best are only seen in private viewings or when you meet him. My mother and I are both looking forward to seeing Steadman’s art exhibit or book in the future.

I know that I am very happy with these photos now, but I also know that in the future these will become something I will proudly share with my own family. Steadman’s photographs really are heirloom quality portraits and art.

I am a very serious equestrian. I am also very picky when it comes to things for my horses and when choosing things for myself. I look for the best quality for my horses and myself.

I can highly recommend Steadman Uhlich to you because I have seen with my own eyes how he can make fantastic art with anyone and with horses. You might not think he can do it with you or your horse. I have total confidence he can. I have seen the results for myself and for several other equestrians I know. We are all happy we made the choice to have Steadman make his art for us.

After seeing these wonderful photos of one of my horses, I am excited about what Steadman can make for me in the future too. I intend to have him photograph my other horses too. It is a special experience to have a true artist make art with you as the subject of the art. It is also exciting to be part of his Equestrians Project.

Choose Steadman Uhlich to make your portrait. You won’t regret it.”

Jamie Haith

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Verbatim Testimonial Letter from a Professional Equestrian: Miranda Holaday-Lyon

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Source: Miranda Holaday-Lyon is a two-time National Champion and a Reserve World Champion Cowboy Mounted Shooting Equestrian. Not only does she know her six guns and horses, she also has real ranch experience, cattle experience, competitive show experience, AND she breaks Mustangs and trains colts! She is a real “horsewoman” who also has “Hollywood looks!” She is a very impressive “Buckarette.” She is a true “horseman” and an authentic “buckaroo” (and yes, she is a woman but so good that others use the masculine term as a sign of admiration for her skill).

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“As a professional horsewoman I am always looking for positive experiences and the beauty of life. Steadman captures those special moments and brings them to life. He has proven to study the movements of a horse and he knows how they are going to look at a certain moment in stride and he captures them when they look their best.

Steadman looks deeper into a moment than any photographer I have ever met to see the true story behind the photo.

I love to see things in their natural state the way they were originally intended to be without all of the fake ideas that people try to put onto them. Steadman sees those natural beauties and natural lighting to make a picture a true moment captured at the right time. He does not use artificial flash, yet his pictures have beautiful natural light in them. Just like they say “a picture is worth a thousand words” and Steadman photographs IS the TRUE picture.

I have seen many pictures in my career from professionals all over and in magazines. I have never liked everything about a picture until Steadman showed me some of his photos. He captures the true moment and has educated himself enough about what he is photographing that he knows what the true professionals in that discipline look for.

He respects our status as equine professionals and yet he also showed us ways we could improve our use of images to market our services. He listened carefully to us and then he offered many suggestions for ways we could make better photographs that would impress our market and show our unique skills and style.

Steadman has proven to be a true professional that really does a fantastic job at getting me the pictures I want. He understands what kind of photos I want and need to express myself to my customers. He also has captured photos that I have always wanted for my album, but they are just such top quality that I couldn’t put them in an album but instead want to put them on the wall. He has high standards and he really has the drive to do the best job possible and be the best that he can be while pleasing me and being flexible for my busy schedule.

I can also highly recommend Steadman to other horse professionals and horse trainers. He has given us many ideas that will help us improve our marketing and promotion of our services. Steadman has a sincerely friendly manner of coaching us on using photos to tell our story to other equestrians. He has also made wonderful photos of some of our students that have caused them to say “WOW” too. He really knows how to use photos to help professionals when creating a business image or brand and he gave us lots of advice on how to leverage our strengths.

I also noticed that Steadman is able to make fabulous portraits of riders of all ages, all levels of experience, and whether they ride English or Western.

So often horse people get so deep into their disciplines that they think they have to have something that is seen as special to their riding style. Few people want to cross-over. Steadman showed us that he has the discerning eye that can see the essentials for any discipline, and the talent to use those things in an artistic view of that discipline.

I know some riders may think that only riding pros, top competitors, or champions will look good in photos like this. Well, I can tell you I have seen Steadman make wonderful photos of riders who are not pros and even of riders with minimal experience, including rookies and novices. Steadman’s photos of horses look fantastic, whether the horse is a show winning champion, or a raw Mustang we just got from the BLM. His photos of our Mustangs in training are very impressive too. He even captured excellent photos of our Mustangs’ first jumps.

Steadman not only makes the photos I always dreamed of having, he also creates images I did not imagine. As I see it, that is the real reason why hiring an artist is very different from hiring a typical photographer.

We all want to hire someone who will make a good photograph, but it is much rarer when you find someone who really sees YOU and what you do as a subject worthy of art. Steadman’s creativity shows in the way he SEES things, how he imagines the horses in a composition, and what he observes of riders. When you hire Steadman to be your photographer, you are really hiring an artist to make photographs or art with you in it. It is a distinction that makes all the difference in what you will see in the final picture you get from him. I know I expected him to make photographs of me, but I was pleasantly surprised and totally impressed when I saw that he made photos that others see as fine art of the highest quality.

I was also impressed when I saw the amazing detail and quality of some of his large art photos. These photos were as big as large paintings, some were actually life-size, and they looked like they belong in an art museum.

I know I was not alone when I said “WOW” when I saw these. Then as he showed us large photo after photo, I kept saying “WOW” and “Awesome.” Steadman’s art photos really grab you and are stunning.

I know other clients of Steadman have already stated this, but I think it is important for you to know that what you are seeing on his website is just a small part of his work. There are many more beautiful photos that are not on his site, including some of our favorites, and even the photos shown on his website are usually just a small part of the original picture.

Steadman also created some portraits of us that do not show a horse. These are some of our favorites and they really are extraordinary photographs that look like they should be in a museum.

I also saw watched Steadman create portraits of a married couple who are in their eighties. He captured expressions that show their love for one another and he quickly got them to act natural. His candid portraits of that couple are beautiful and show such warm emotion.

I am also impressed by his artistic skill and his unique vision for the art photos he makes. We have seen Steadman make photos that look like some of the best Western art we have seen and some look like paintings one would find in a museum. That my husband Mark or I happen to be the person riding the horse in the photo is amazing to us and it gives us a fantastic and unique experience as we see ourselves in a true artist’s artwork. You won’t know that feeling until you have it happen to you when Steadman makes some art with you in it. It is a real treat that will last a life-time. I know we are both proud to have been a part of Steadman’s Equestrian Art Project too.

One of Steadman’s art photos of my husband has already sold as a large fine art photograph to an art collector. This was thrilling to both of us too. It is hard to imagine how it feels to be seen in a work of art that unknown people want to buy because they see it as fine art. I always knew my husband was a work of art, now I have the proof!

I am from Missouri, and there we have the saying “Show me.” Steadman has really shown us there can be a vast difference in the higher quality and true originality of photos you will see of you, if you hire or commission him to create your portrait.

We have seen Steadman make wonderful portraits of riders, portraits of horses, and truly original action photos that are unlike any we have ever seen before. I highly recommend him to other equestrians, as I know he has really made my husband and I very happy we commissioned him to make things for us.”

Miranda Holaday-Lyon

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Verbatim Testimonial Letter from a Professional Equestrian: Sherman Tegtmeier

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Source: Sherman Tegtmeier is a Multiple World Champion Reining Horse Trainer, Exhibitor, and Coach. He has spent the past 20 years dedicated to training and showing reining horses. He serves as President of the Central Plains Reining Horse Association, a NRHA Affiliate.

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“All I can say is ‘Stunning’! As a professional Reining horse trainer and long-time competitor I have seen more than my share of great equine photographs, but Steadman’s work is more than photos, it is art! I get a monthly publication with all of the best horses in the industry, the owners spare no expense in the portraits and designs in the ads for their horses, but not one of those pictures even comes close to the quality or magnitude of the creations of Steadman.

I met Steadman while he was in Omaha and instantly I knew that I wanted to have him do a portrait for me after seeing his work.

I was very impressed by the candidness and natural feel of the pieces. He captured the horses and people as they were having everyday moments and caught the natural beauty of his clients. While I have had action shots and “candids” done before, none of them had ever had the look that Steadman’s work had.

Steadman came to my barn and took photos of me while I worked, the ease of the session was unlike anything I had ever done before. In previous photo shoots, I had to pose or do things to get my horses to look just right. With Steadman I just rode & worked like I normally would. He took pictures as I did my thing, then he made the adjustments necessary. I was simply amazed at the swiftness in which Steadman had my portraits ready for me to view and order. I am used to waiting weeks to get photographs that I have taken at the shows I attend, but Steadman had my work done in a matter of hours. The images were so clear and sharp, it seems as if I could reach out and feel her mane in my fingers and smell the sweat on her skin.

I didn’t know that action shots could have the quality that Steadman produced. It was incredible the number of different shots that he had taken, it captured every aspect of myself & my horse.

When I saw the photographs he took for me, they brought tears to my eyes as he captured not only the horse I was mounted on, but the very essence of her mother, one of my most prized show horses. It was like stepping back in time and seeing her mother all over again, the way I remember her, young and strong, not the old horse she is now. I never had a portrait done of that mare, but this photograph will allow me to always have a keepsake of her, even though it is her daughter we shot the photos of. I was sincerely amazed at the raw emotion I felt looking at the portrait.

He also got a wonderful candid of my seven month old son and me. I hadn’t commissioned Steadman to take that shot, but he did it on his own and now I have a piece of art of my son that I will forever treasure. I hope that someday my son will come to appreciate the beauty of the moment we were sharing that Steadman captured.

I can’t express enough that his work isn’t photographs as it is art. The emotion of the animal is captured in his work, you can sense the power of the horse and feel what they are feeling. The images draw you in and make it seem as if you are right there. Even people that aren’t horse enthusiasts would have to appreciate these pieces for their quality and uniqueness.

There is no denying that Steadman’s portraits are artwork.

Steadman asked many questions about the look I wanted to have in my portraits, the head carriage and body position that is desirable in the reining discipline. He was not afraid to admit that he was learning about the different areas of the horse industry and was very willing to take suggestions for what I found preferable. It was nice to have someone that was truly interested in my line of work and valued the knowledge I had to impart. I feel that we both left the experience richer than when we entered it.

I am impressed beyond words at the magnitude of the art that Steadman produced for me. The work is priceless to our family and will be an heirloom to pass to our children. I fully believe that Steadman’s art will become more and more valuable as the years pass. I would encourage everyone that wants a piece of their own history to commission a portrait by Steadman. I entered this wanting a portrait, but walked away with timeless art.”

Sherman Teigtmeier, Omaha Nebraska

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Verbatim Testimonial Letter from an award winning Reining Equestrian: Pat Collura

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Source: Pat Collura is a very serious Reining competitor and while relatively new at the sport, she has already won “Rookie of the Year” at a major competition and has a wall full of trophies and awards in this sport.

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“When I first met Steadman, he explained to me that he was working on a special equestrian art project and he thought I would be a good addition to his project. I was a little skeptical when he told me that he is able to capture both people and horses and create with his artistic talent a beautiful portrait that is unlike any others. I have been competing in the sport of reining for a few years and for the last year I have been had what I consider “The Horse of a Lifetime”, and I really wanted a wonderful picture of him to hang in our family room.

Before the photo session, I had assumed that I would prefer an action photo, because most portraits I have seen of a horse and rider just standing still seem dull to me. I was completely surprised when I saw the standing or still portraits Steadman made of me and my horse because I loved them! Even my children loved them.

Steadman made a portrait that shows me and my horse with only the head and shoulders. Steadman assured me that he saw something beautiful at that moment when we were outside.

I was stunned to see this picture of me and my horse looking so good. I just did not anticipate how good Steadman could make me look.

I now know why people choose Steadman as their portrait artist. He is able to see things in a moment we all may consider ordinary, yet his ability to capture something of our personality and soul is extraordinary.

As a mature woman, I suppose it is natural to expect to see some lines and wrinkles on a portrait and, like any woman, I suppose I was concerned about how I would appear in the photos. Yet I was surprised to see my portraits did not emphasize any signs of aging at all and instead I don’t even notice them.

Steadman is a master with light and shadows and I am very pleased by how I look in the portrait photographs. I highly recommend Steadman to riders of every age, but especially to mature women.

Steadman took such care in our photo session to capture the most wonderful photos that depict so many different aspects of this sport.

I am a serious competitor and I want my photos to show my horse looking good, but I also want to look good in action. Steadman made that happen when he made his action portraits of me. Not only do these photos depict the graceful and beautiful movements of the horse, they also are great of me.

I am totally impressed with his artistic talent.

My husband and I were so pleased by Steadman’s portraits of me that we also had Steadman make portraits of my mother-in-law, who is 85 years old. She wanted a special portrait to give to her family and while she had been photographed by other professional photographers in the last year or so, she had never been satisfied with how she looked in those photos.

Steadman made a wonderful set of portraits of her that capture her natural expressions along with her natural beauty. The portraits look so good that they even surprised my husband’s mother. She loved them!

When looking at the photos, it is like one is looking at her and having a conversation with her. So natural and so her!

She also appreciated the time Steadman took to let her feel comfortable in front of the camera. She told us it was a lot of fun for her and she was very pleased by the portraits he made.

My husband’s siblings all enjoyed the photos too. We all agree that this was a very good thing to do and we are so happy we chose Steadman for this special portrait session.

He really understands mature people and the elderly and he helped us with many suggestions to make the experience a special one for all involved. If you have an elderly parent, a mature spouse, or if you are mature yourself, you should see what Steadman can do for you and your family too.

I highly recommend him.”

–Pat Collura

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Verbatim Testimonial Letter from an Equestrian.

“Dear Steadman,
We received the canvases and thought they all looked great, especially Bill’s.

You have an uncanny knack for capturing the moment and giving that moment the timeless quality of a fine painting.  We are impressed that you have immersed yourself in our sport and devoted this part of your life to the understanding of our love for our favorite pastime, our horses, the hounds we follow, and the coyote who leads us such a merry chase.

Your photography pulls no punches regarding the reality of sweating horses and grimacing, intent riders, yet it somehow manages at the same time to infuse a romantic quality and a mystique to this sport we love.

We are pleased to have known you and to have had the opportunity to see your work, and we look forward to the publication of your book.”

Bo Stueck

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Summary: The comments below are verbatim quotes from the father of one of my subjects in my current project, Equestrians.

These portraits were done while I visited them as part of my Visiting Artist Program for 2011.

For this particular Host-Client, I have created a set of unique and extraordinary portraits and images of his daughter, her horse, and his daughter with her horse. Most of these images are not shown on this site or the internet on purpose, as they are also intended for inclusion in a future book on my work.

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Verbatim Testimonial Letter from the Parent of an Equestrian Subject. The parent was also a Host in Steadman’s Visiting Artist Program

To Whom it May Concern: “In the last 14 years that our daughter has ridden horses and competed, we have taken thousands of photos of our daughter and had many professional photographers take her picture as she performed in countless horse shows or competitions.

Steadman’s photos, taken both at our barn’s arena while our daughter practiced and at our home are unlike any that I have seen before.”“Steadman made his artistic portraits of our daughter in a small space in our house, yet the photos look like they were made in a large studio. I am amazed at how he does it. I have a nice DSLR camera and I take lots of photos of my daughter, but he was able to capture something else and something new and unique.”

“Some of the most interesting and unique images Steadman made are not shown on his posters or his website. He told us about this prior to photographing our daughter, and I did not really understand at the time. Now I understand.

You really need to see these for yourself. It is amazing to see how a single photo session can yield so many different looks and expressions and how he uses his artist’s eye to make something special for each person. He made some pictures for my daughter that I am sure she will use for years because they are elegant and striking. These are not ordinary portrait photographs.”“It was a real honor that Steadman selected one image from our daughter’s session to create a work of his art using our horse as the model. He told us that was something he had as a goal and I just did not anticipate the image being so beautiful and surprisingly different. I have photographed that horse many times and I never saw this and I have not seen anything like it from any other photographer or artist. We are very proud it is one of our horses. It is not just another portrait, it is art.”

“Steadman also made some incredible photos of my daughter practicing in a large dark indoor arena in the dead of winter. I don’t know how he did it.

It amazed me that he did this without using any flash at all, so he would not disturb the horse and rider. He just used the natural light that was available to him. The photos are beautiful and natural looking. When I first saw them, I said “WOW.”

“I highly recommend that everyone who loves horses take advantage of this chance to get something special by Steadman. These are not just snapshots and they are not the common event photos we see at every competition. We have seen many professional equine photographers as we have traveled the country to competitions, including the Nationals, the Colorado Horse Park, and the Kentucky Horse Park, and these photos Steadman has made are unlike anything I have seen before.

These portraits Steadman will make of your horse and the rider are going to be something you will not regret buying. These stand out from the crowd. Steadman Uhlich and his art are definitely ‘World Class.’”

“He definitely has a different approach to working with people and horses. I now know why so many people have trusted him to make something special. It is rare to find someone whom you can trust so much and still be surprised at the outcome and have your expectations exceeded.”

“As a parent of someone who loves horses and has competed locally, regionally and even nationally for years, and as an owner of multiple horses, I know that it is smart to invest in quality. I cannot over-emphasize the high quality of what you will get if you hire Steadman to make a portrait of you or your horse.

We know that our horse will be a part of our family for several more years and we are prepared to spend what it takes to care for that horse and to help our daughter get where she wants to go in competition. With a portrait by Steadman, we will have a beautiful, extraordinary, and lasting reminder of that horse and our rider’s beauty. These really are heirlooms in the making.

Without a doubt, he is worth it.”

— Dr. M.W., Omaha, Nebraska (name withheld to protect privacy)

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Second Example of Visiting Artist Program Results for a Host Family

Verbatim Testimonial Letter from the Parent of an Equestrian Subject. The parent was also a Host in Steadman’s Visiting Artist Program.

To whom it may concern:
I did not know Steadman Uhlich prior to meeting him recently after seeing his work. I checked into his background, looked at his online portfolios, read his testimonials, and after discussing this with my husband, we decided to host Steadman at our home as participants in his Visiting Artists Program. I am very glad we made that decision.

We are “Empty Nesters” and my husband and I first met with Steadman and spent some hours getting to know him. He has proven to be a good house guest, good company, and even a good cook. My husband and I have enjoyed many hours of conversations with him and time spent together at horse events and dinners. I feel we have not only gained things in art created for us, but we have also made a new friend. He is someone you can trust. Now as our time as his hosts has reached an end, I want to share with you my experience as a Host in his Visiting Artist Program.

Soon after arriving, Steadman arranged a photo session with my adult daughter and her horses. I was present at the photo shoot and observed how he worked with her, the horses and her dogs.
Despite the cold weather, the windy conditions, the leaf-less trees and the rather drab surroundings of a typical Omaha winter’s day, Steadman told us the conditions were very good for portraits.
I was a bit apprehensive because our horses are in their furry winter coats. I was not sure if those would look good in a photo. Steadman assured us the furry winter condition of their coats would be a positive thing to see in the final photos.

A few days after the photo shoot, Steadman showed us the results from his work. I was surprised by how quickly we were able to see some results from the photo shoot. While I had viewed many of Steadman’s portraits in his online portfolios, I was not prepared for what I saw in the work he had done for us.

First, let me tell you that my daughter has ridden and competed with horses for many years. She rides Western, Rodeo and English styles of riding. I have been around horses all my life and worked with them professionally. I have many photos of my daughter and her horses taken by professional photographers. So I have a good idea of how she and the horses look when photographed by a typical professional photographer.

What did I see when I saw the photos Steadman made for us? I was completely surprised by Steadman’s portraits of our horses. While I had been present the entire time and had been just a few feet from the horse, I did not imagine the finished portraits would look as they did. My first impression when seeing the portraits was “WOW!”

Putting it simply, these are not your typical horse photos. Steadman’s vision for these horses made them look special.

I had earlier worried a bit that the winter coat furry look of our horses would not look good. When Steadman showed us the final portraits, I then saw how the natural winter coat looked wonderful in his photos. The textures of the hair and mane look so real and life-like it looks like our horse is standing right in front of you and you could reach into the picture to touch his hair. I had also worried some that the harsh sunlight of the day, and the drab leaf-less trees and surrounding land of the season would not look good for the photo session. I can tell you that the finished portrait and photos look amazing and the background of your barn or paddock is no reason to be concerned.

When I showed the photo of my daughter with her horse to my colleagues at work, other friends, and other horse people, they were all very impressed by the high quality and the expression of emotion shown in the photo.

We have all seen photos of girls holding their horse, but this was a photo that showed us all the joy she feels with that horse. This portrait of my daughter with her horse stands out from the hundreds of portraits I have seen of my daughter’s friends and other riders with their horses. It made me glad I took the step to hire Steadman.

Steadman works well with horses and sees the details of good horsemanship too. Steadman has an eye for details and for the beauty of the individual. His portraits of my daughter capture her spirit, her confidence, and her skill at handling a horse. When you see the large prints, you can see the details of good horsemanship that make a difference. He captured that in stunning photos that really must be seen large to be fully appreciated.

As Steadman is learning about horses and how to handle them, he worked well with the horses. As he captures them in action, he never used a flash. Because he never uses a flash, the horses are comfortable around the camera; it shows as a relaxed look in their eyes, in every portrait. His use of natural light in the barn and outside was amazing.

Steadman also surprised us with a unique work of art in another photo. He calls this image “Moonlight” as it shows our gelding by moonlight. His art photo of one of our horses really looks like a painting. Steadman showed us a very large print of this and it is hard to describe how impressive it appears when anyone sees the larger print. Steadman also spent the time and helped me consider the best ways to show it in our home, including choices of frames, lighting, location, and sizes that fit our home decor.

Over the many years I have shown, ridden, and been around horses, I have never seen an art photo like this. It is unique and beautiful. It IS a work of art. And it is OUR horse that is now art.

You might see a little version of this on Steadman’s website, but you must see a large print to get a real understanding of how impressive it is.

I recently went to the Nebraska Horse Expo and while there viewed over 100 photos of horses that had been entered in a photography contest. There was nothing there that was as impressive as Steadman’s photos. Even the photos entered and displayed by professional photographers looked ordinary in comparison.

Steadman also works well with kids. Steadman also created very special portrait photos of my two young grand daughters. He captured their personalities and the photos are really beautiful, funny, and touching. These portraits are also unlike any I have seen before. He created one while working with horses and a young girl, I didn’t think that would be easy. The other portrait was created while working with my youngest grand daughter who is two years old and full of energy. His suggestions for how to make these special portraits have given our family something priceless that crosses generations.

Steadman works well with mature women too. Like many middle-aged women, I was apprehensive about having a portrait photograph of me. Steadman worked with me and my concerns, helped me get the confidence to get in front of his camera, and made the experience fun. He also made me look 10 years younger too! All of this was done in a natural setting that reflects my life and my love of horses.

I recommend you take this opportunity to have Steadman make a portrait of you or your horse or someone in your family, regardless of their age. Based on my own experience, I am confident the results will pleasantly surprise you and be something you will consider a good decision and an excellent purchase. I believe you can trust Steadman to do as he promises and even that he will probably exceed your expectations.

Furthermore, if you have the means to serve as a Host for him within his Visiting Artist Program, I believe it is a fabulous opportunity for you or your family. His work speaks for itself, but I must tell you that there are things he makes that you will not see on his website. We saw them created and they are and now we understand the special experience of having art created for us by a true artist.

Steadman created portraits for a friend of mine too. I can also tell you that he has also created four portraits for a close friend of mine who is another client of his. I learned about Steadman after seeing her portraits. Those portraits are also wonderful as they capture the character of her children and husband.

—Pam B., Omaha, Nebraska (name withheld to protect privacy)

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Third Example of Visiting Artist Program Results for a Host Family

Verbatim Testimonial Letter. The writer was also a Host in Steadman’s Visiting Artist Program.

To Whom it May Concern,

I have known Steadman Uhlich since I first walked into his Art Gallery in 2006. I became one of his Patrons after that. Since then he has made a number of portraits of me and members of our family. The portraits of my children, and the ones of my wife and myself are the best we have ever seen.

I also had Steadman stay with my family at our home while we served as Hosts in his Visiting Artist Program in Fall 2010. At the time he was preparing for his 2011 travels out West.

It was a joy to have him in our home for several months.

In short, I trust him. I have found him to be at all times a completely honest person who thinks of others with compassion. He also has a god-given talent to create something beautiful or distinctive for his portrait clients.

He’s a lot of fun to be around, we miss him! I highly recommend the Visiting Artist Program with Steadman Uhlich!

Over the weeks he stayed with us, I have seen and talked with Steadman for many hours, spent time getting to know him and his art and enjoyed our time together. We shared meals, stories, and deep beliefs. He is a man of good character, honest, and trustworthy.

As a guest at our home for several weeks, Steadman was good with my five kids, offered to tutor them in art and geography, and he even befriended our dog and walked him and fed him and the cat while we were traveling. He also got along well with my brother, in-laws and my father too. He was a quiet house guest as he was always working on his computer projects and writing his book and editing his websites.

Since I am interested in photography, Steadman was good enough to give me private lessons on lighting, exposure, composition, use of the camera and techniques. He even helped me create some very special photos I made as gift for our 20th Wedding Anniversary. He helped me by explaining very technical things in laymen’s terms and by demonstrating what could be done. He also encouraged me to take the pictures to learn by doing with his guidance. He really helped me gain confidence in making photos using ambient or natural light and making portraits of my family too. My wife and I have 5 children and we take a lot of photos.

I love photography and I was able to learn much more with Steadman’s help than I would ever learn on my own! The tips and tricks that I learned about photography will stay with me for the rest of my life. In addition, he took pictures of my family, that I am just not able to capture, that are truly a treasure!

When it came time for me to purchase some new camera equipment, Steadman helped me select the camera gear and get a very good selection of equipment and at a very good price too.

Steadman also visited my business and assisted me in photographing my staff for our website photos. He showed me simple ways to use ambient light and how to create fun and expressive photos of my staff that serve our business well.

When Steadman left our home to begin his travels, he left behind gifts for all of us, including very special photographs of my family members, and a strong friendship. We keep in touch and enjoy seeing his photos as he travels. He is a friend.

I encourage others to participate in his Visiting Artist Program as you will be surprised what he can do for you too. I have complete confidence he will make beautiful and priceless things for you too.

I have seen hundreds of his photographs and portraits in his art gallery and in his portfolios. Each one is unique and so many of them cause us to say “WOW” and be amazed by the image. His portraits of our children have a special place in our home and always fascinate our visitors because they are so different and yet they each capture something of the personalities of our children too. Highly recommended!

—Dr. B. B., Birmingham, Alabama (name withheld to protect privacy)

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Examples of Photos Steadman Made for a Visiting Artist Program Host Family (A case where the primary subjects of the portraits were NOT equestrians.)

While I am traveling the USA for my Equestrian Project, I frequently stay with local hosts (individuals or families) to learn about an area of the country I have never seen before.

There is no requirement that a Host have a horse. A host may or may not have a horse, just as they may or may not ride horses.

I am frequently hosted by equestrians who have not only horses, but also families. In those cases, the host benefits as I often photograph the people with whom I stay, and those portraits do not have to include a horse. For example a family may have a rider in it, but there may be others (such as young children, spouses, grandparents, siblings) who do not ride horses. There are many possibilities for how a Visiting Artist Program Host may benefit, and this is one of my favorites and one of my hosts’ favorites too.

Below are a few examples of portraits and documentary style photography I made for a recent host who had a horse, and a teenage equestrian, and two younger children, and a big dog (a favorite pet).

The above photo shows a young girl who has just had a birthday present given to her, a new bicycle. The photo shows her taking it for a ride for the first time.

The next photo shows the youngest member of the family (the little brother to the girl above) who just at the moment pictured has just started riding (for the first time) a bicycle. He was a bit wobbly on it, but in those first few minutes he was also beaming with pride and joy and fun. A very special moment captured. All smiles are genuine and authentic to the moments.

These photos come about after some time establishing a bond or relationship with the family members, and that only happens when people get to know one another. Instead of the pressure some kids feel to perform, pose, or “smile” in a photo session (e.g. at a photo studio), this photography becomes “fun” for the kids and yields memorable, or what I call “Unforgettable Portraits” (TM) for the family. These moments are not staged, they are real moments in the child’s life, captured in a documentary style, as they live. It is one of my favorite ways of creating portraits for my hosts and for my own work as an artist.

Portrait by Steadman Uhlich - Joy of Childhood - Flying

The range of expressions you see are natural to the person in the photo, and what I call my “Natural Expressions” (TM) style of photography and portraits (whether photos or painted). I look for those moments where the personality and character show. For example, the photo below is not a “posed” portrait, as it is just a moment when the subject/child happened to be looking at her younger brother, while she was sitting at the top of a large slide, while she was having fun. It is real and authentic and natural expression.

Portait by Steadman Uhlich - Golden Child

Portrait by Steadman Uhlich - Future Fireman

Portrait by Steadman Uhlich - Future Fireman at Five

The youngest child dreams of being a fireman. Though being a cowboy is also on his list too.

The photo above shows the little girl who is a very confident wakeboarder, even at her young age. She impressed me with her enjoyment of the wakeboarding, her spirit, and her confidence.

The above photo shows the three children in this family looking at some colorful Koi fish in a small pond. It is not a posed photo, and simply captures the real moment, as it happened.

Portrait by Steadman Uhlich - Childhood - Nebraska Harvest Time

The above portrait of the young girl was made at the time when “the corn is brought in” or “harvest time” in Nebraska.

Portrait by Steadman Uhlich - Childhood - Alivia Skips

The above portrait is one of my favorites showing this child skipping down a long country road behind her home. She is having fun, the smile is authentic (natural expression) and she is literally “off the ground” as she skips (at this moment).

And now two photos showing the horse owned by the family. These were two portraits I made of the horse they owned. The first photo is an Action Portrait showing the horse jumping in a competition.

Equestrian Action Portrait by Steadman Uhlich - Jump 9342

 

Equestrian Horse Portrait by Steadman Uhlich - Jumping Paint

 

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Verbatim Testimonial Letter from a Host Family with a Horse and Young Children

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Source: Angela was a Host participating in my Visiting Artist Program.

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“Dear Potential Host Families or Clients,

I had seen Steadman Uhlich’s posters around the Elkhorn, NE area with good intentions of giving a call to inquire. The pictures on the posters and cards were very beautiful! I just didn’t take the time to call and make a connection until I saw how he captured Melissa’s (our horse trainer) personality in a single shot! It was at that point I knew I wanted to learn more about his current Equestrians Project.

After visiting Steadman, viewing his extensive list of accomplishments /portraits on his website, and a discussion with my husband we thought “WHY NOT?” participate in the Visiting Artist Program!

We do own a horse, so capturing his magnificence was the first reason at least for me! The second was to see what more would come out of a professional photographer actually living with us! Just for the record, we have a very busy household with three children; ages 15, 7, and 5 with so many life moments that happen each and every day!

Steadman was there to capture each one of the kids’ unique personalities in a photograph that we will cherish forever! Not only were they beautiful photographs, but fine pieces of ART! Things we will display proudly on our walls and look at with great admiration!

Steadman has an incredible talent and eye for capturing something different than most photographers!

The one thing I would want to make sure potential hosts/clients realize is that if they decide to have Steadman photograph them, their family, or horse – that they will not be disappointed! What he is ultimately able to produce will greatly surpass your expectations without a doubt!

During the time Steadman stayed with us he became a good friend and part of our family. Our intention was for him to stay with us for only a couple weeks, we grew quite fond of him and truly enjoyed getting to know him on a more personal level the two months he stayed with us.

Steadman was a considerate, helpful and trustworthy individual that I can assure you will be the “perfect house guest”!

So if you are considering participating in his Visiting Artist Program, I can honestly say you will regret NOT taking advantage of the opportunity to know him on a personal level and have him create stunning photographic art just for you!

We wish him the best as he embarks on the next phase of his journey to create unforgettable photographs and art of equestrians. We cannot wait to see the results and will be first in line to support whatever results – perhaps a coffee table book or a gallery exhibit!

Thank you my friend for sharing your God given talents with me and my family!

Until We Meet Again,

Angela Davidson & Family”

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Verbatim Testimonial Letter from the Son of a Centenarian

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Source: Jack is the son of Geri, a centenarian who is sharp as a tack and looks at her past 100 years as 100 years of experience and fun.  I truly enjoyed meeting and making portrait photographs of Geri.

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“Steadman Uhlich is a very talented artist who came into our lives at a special time.  Steadman graciously volunteered to photograph Jack’s mother in celebration of her 100th birthday.  Steadman helped us find an ideal place, and took numerous photographs of Mom.  He was extremely polite and kind to her, and Mom showed great interest, even excitement, at what he was doing.

He later assisted us in choosing photographs that were very representative of Mom.

Steadman shows an unusual and unique talent for posing people in their best light.  He prints most photographs in a sepia type color that brings out a western motif and produces an outstanding and unusual photograph.

Steadman’s efforts resulted in beautiful photographs that captured the essence of Mom’s wonderful spirit and lifetime of experiences. 

We asked Steadman to print a particular photograph to give to all of her friends and family at her 100th party.

Additionally, Steadman sent a photograph and wonderful writeup about Mom to the local newspaper for others to see and enjoy.

We happily recommend Steadman assist others as they record in photographs those special days of their lives.”

Sandy & Jack Humes

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What Impression will your portrait make?

The hundreds of Global Impressions comments seen via the colorful link blocks below are a reflection of what people see in the portraits, art photographs, and paintings made by Steadman Uhlich.

What matters is how people who did not know the people in the photos/portraits/art were moved and impressed by the photos of people and the photos of things and the paintings.
The most common comment heard uttered by literally thousands of SUFA Gallery visitors was simply: “WOW!”

If you are considering purchase of a fine art photo by Steadman, you might hear comments like this from people who admire that photo in your home or office.
If you are considering commissioning a portrait by Steadman, you might hear similar comments regarding your portrait.
Steadman: “I encourage you to read some of the Global Impressions comments so you can see how others see these extraordinary portraits.”

Want to see more examples?

There are 350+ examples of my other work on this website and in my online portfolios (links found elsewhere on this site). As for equestrian portraits and art images, there are many beautiful and striking (and unique) images that will NOT be shown on the internet until my book on the subject is published. On this page you will find just a few examples of a few of the styles I will be making this year as part of this project.
These small images represent just a few of the many and varied styles I have developed specifically for this art photography project. Some of my many styles are “Classic” and “Timeless” and “Avant Garde.”
You should see these yourself as large prints and if we meet in person, I can show you numerous prints and large examples. They are truly beautiful and many are extraordinary and some truly unique.

They cause people to say “WOW!”

Steadman’s Suggestion

“My suggestion to any prospective client: Spend a few minutes and read some of the Global Impressions comments to get an idea what people around the world see, feel, or sense about the character of the person in the picture when viewing these portraits. For example, there are numerous comments from around the world regarding one iconic portrait, “The Cowboy,” found on via the red link button below for the Global Impressions document about The Equestrians. Take a minute and read what people around the world saw in that portrait image and others in this new series.

Many of my earlier fine art portraits and fine art photos in my other collections of art photography have been published in magazines (in feature articles about my art, and as covers) and even as the front cover image for a national art magazine (in which I was the subject of a feature article about my work/art).

Just be aware that MOST of my best images will NOT be seen on the internet (even in my online portfolios or on my own websites) as I reserve them to be published later in books or magazines or as art for sale. Again, there are many beautiful images/photos/portraits I have already made as part of my Equestrian Project that are truly “stunning” and beautiful and have caused people to say “WOW!” Yet, they will NOT be seen on the internet or on my websites.

MOST of my most unusual and special (creative and different or unique) images and many of my personal favorites are not shown on my websites or on the internet (anywhere) until I have published them in a book or magazine or as art.

Those are reserved for private viewing during a consultation with my clients and prospective clients. As an example, my website only shows about 6 small thumbnails of my flower images. Yet there are 200+ striking and unique art images being prepared for a future book on the subject. The same goes for my collections “Art of Cars” and “Art of The Ocean.” Hundreds of beautiful and original images are in those collections too, yet only a handful of thumbnails are shown on the internet on my site.

In short, only a fraction of my best work is visible to the public via the internet.”

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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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