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”

Friday, October 13
5:30pm    Check-in open, hors d’oeuvres reception
6:30pm    Welcome, Bob Zeller
6:50pm    The Image of War Seminar, Garry Adelman
7:05pm    Revisiting Barnard’s Photographic Views of  Sherman’s Campaign, Steve Davis
8:10pm    Charleston Photo Extravaganza (in 2D and 3D)!, Garry Adelman, John Richter, and Bob Zeller
9:00pm     Optional Charleston Photo Quiz

Saturday, October 14
By 8:15am    Breakfast on your own
8:30am    Fort Moultrie, Then, Then and Now, Rick Hatcher and Garry Adelman
11:15am    Arrive Charleston; lunch; wet plate, Christine Eadie
12:30pm    Self-guided photo line-ups downtown
2:30pm    Fort Sumter Captured (on glass!), Rick Hatcher and Garry Adelman
5:30pm    Charleston Harbor dinner cruise
8:20pm    Arrive at hotel

Sunday, October 15
8:00-9:00am    Buffet Breakfast
9:00am    Annual Raffle and Auction!
10:00am    New discoveries in Barnard’s Atlanta Series, Garry Adelman
10:50am    Depart for optional Old Citadel/Magnolia Cemetery, photos and tour, caravan
12:50pm    Seminar concludes

Hotel Information

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have been forced to change the base hotel at this year’s seminar.  Last month 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.

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.