Friday, March 30, 2012

Center for Civil War Photography 2012 Image of War Seminar Announcement

Registration Now Open for 12th Annual Image of War Seminar

This year the Center for Civil War Photography's annual Image of War Seminar heads back to Antietam on October 5-7, 2012, for the broadest and most detailed program to date. Attendees will experience Antietam photography in all of its formats and learn about and exploit associated methodologies-indoors, outdoors, then, now, 2D, 3D, and even 4D experiences will bring the battlefield and its photographers to life like never before.

Hike the battlefield with Ed Bearss; see 3D presentations in black and white and in color by Bob Zeller, John Richter and David Richardson; with Garry Adelman and John Hoptak tour dozens of the sites where Alexander Gardner and his crew made pictures that shocked the world; see a special presentation by Tim Smith; see Robert Kalasky unveil his groundbreaking research on the study of shadows at Antietam; get a tour of historic Shepherdstown with Nicholas Redding; and see Rob Gibson record wet plate photos right where Gardner's crew did. Gain special access to restricted sites and get a free copy of the CCWP's forthcoming Antietam in 3D book, too.

CCWP's Daguerreotype, Folio, and Imperial members will be invited to a private overlook from near the site of the Elk Ridge Signal Station and climb the Pry House attic stairs and look through the roof access used by General McClellen's staff during the battle.

The seminar will be based at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in historic Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Registration is now open online at CCWP members receive a $35 discount off the registration price. Also, all registrations submitted before July 31, 2012, receive an additional $30 discount off the registration price.

Seminar Schedule

Friday, October 5:


The View from Headquarters: Special access to the Pry house roof access, used by Gen. McClellan's staff, for CCWP Daguerreotype, Folio, and Imperial members only!

Seminar check-in at Clarion Hotel

Optional Programs:
-Antietam battlefield hike with Ed Bearss
-Workshop: An Introduction to Digital Photos by John Richter

Preview of new Gardner photo exhibition at the Pry House

Hors d'oeuvres reception


An Introduction to Antietam Photography by Garry Adelman and Tim Smith

Shadows of Antietam slide show by Robert Kalasky

Saturday, October 6:

By 8:10am

Breakfast on your own

Battlefield tour: Antietam: Photos, fighting and more Photos by Garry Adelman and John D. Hoptak

Reception and banquet at Clarion Hotel

Slide show: Antietam in 3D by Bob Zeller and John Richter

Slide show: The Civil War in 3D and in Full Color by David Richardson

The Legendary CCWP Raffle and Auction

Sunday, October 7:
Breakfast and presentation TBA

Caravan and walking tour: Shepherdstown: Historic Town/Overlooked Battlefield by Nicholas Redding

Lunch on your own

Wet plate demonstration and photo opportunities on the Antietam Battlefield with Rob Gibson

This is itinerary is provisional as of March 15, 2012.

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