Flag-raising ceremony at Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, April 14, 1865. (Library of Congress)
  • Charleston Harbor dinner cruise
  • Special 4-D experiences at Charleston’s forts
  • Fort Sumter photo experience, with the fort all to ourselves
  • 14 hours of Civil War site tours with a photographic emphasis
  • Designed for novices and seasoned experts alike


Garry Adelman– author, guide, and VP, CCWP
Bob Zeller– 3D photography pioneer, President, CCWP
John Richter– digital photo expert, Imaging Director, CCWP
Rick Hatcher– Sumter NPS Ranger and Historian (ret.)
Steve Davis– author, George Barnard expert
Christine Eadie– artist, owner “Charleston TinTypist”

5:30 p.m.: Check-in open, hors d’oeuvres reception, Cypress Hall, Wannamaker Park
6:30 p.m.: Welcome from Bob Zeller
6:50 p.m.: The Image of War Seminar, Garry Adelman
7:05 p.m.: Revisiting Barnard’s Photographic Views of Sherman’s Campaign, Steve Davis
8:10 p.m.: Charleston Photo Extravaganza (in 2D and 3D), Garry Adelman and Bob Zeller
9 p.m. Optional Charleston Photo Quiz

By 8:15 a.m.: Breakfast on your own
8:30 a.m.: Fort Moultrie, Then, and Then and Now, Rick Hatcher and Garry Adelman
11:15 a.m.: Arrive Charleston; lunch; wet plate, Charleston Tintypist
12:30 p.m.: Self-guided photo line-ups downtown / tour the Old Exchange
2:30 p.m.: Fort Sumter Captured (on glass!), Rick Hatcher and Garry Adelman
5:30 p.m.: Charleston Harbor dinner cruise
8:20 p.m.: Arrive at hotel

8-8:50 a.m.: Buffet breakfast
8:55 a.m.: Annual raffle and auction.
9:45 a.m.: New discoveries in Barnard’s Atlanta Series, Garry Adelman
10:30 a.m.: epart for optional Old Citadel/Magnolia, Cemetery, photos and tour, caravan
12:45 p.m.: Seminar officially concludes.
2 p.m.: Optional visit to Castle Pinckney, roughly 90 minutes
Hotel Information

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have been forced to change the base hotel at this year’s seminar.  We became aware of problems with our original base hotel, the Holiday Inn Mt. Pleasant/Charleston.  We’ve now made arrangements for a different base hotel for guest rooms and the meetings will be held off-site.

The new base hotel is the Hampton Inn North Charleston/University Blvd.  The nightly rate is the same, at $129 plus tax, but they include free breakfast.  If you’ve already made a reservation under the CCWP/Image of War Seminar block at the Holiday Inn it has been automatically cancelled.  If you made a reservation at the Holiday Inn but not in the official room block (for example, via Expedia or another website) then you’ll need to call them to cancel your reservation.

Please make your reservation at the Hampton Inn by calling 843-735-7500 and asking for the Image of War Seminar rate or booking online at this link. NOTE: To get the Seminar rate, you must book your room by Sept. 12.

Location Information

The Friday evening reception and presentations will be held at Cypress Hall, about 1 mile away from the Hampton Inn.  A shuttle bus will be provided to/from the Hampton Inn.  The Sunday morning raffle/auction and indoor presentation will be held at the College Center of Trident Technical College.

How to Register

Register online or mail a check to us at 947 East Johnstown Road #161, Gahanna, OH  43230.