Glenn Charles


Photographer/Videographer specializing in Life Style, Travel, and Aerial Imagery.  FAA 107 Certified for sUAS flight operations throughout the US.  Fully insured.  Videography work is limited to Aerial productions.

Based in Maine (May-December) and SWFL (Jan - April). Available for travel year round.

A bit of color

No matter what is going on in my life, an opportunity to get out on the bike is guaranteed to clear my head and my soul.  Yesterday I put down the Monochrome and grabbed the little Nikon AW1 for our afternoon/evening ride.  Unseasonably warm temps made for a wonderful ride along the back roads and the rough shoreline of the Bold Coast. 

The AW1 is not a bad camera, with some nice features, but some of the 'usability' decisions that Nikon made, largely for underwater use, can make it a frustrating camera at times.  As with all things, it is about tradeoffs; does the camera and its capabilities out weigh any issues, whether those be IQ or Useability related.  Still, for just taking snapshots in all types of conditions, it is a nice little camera.  Because of its weather and shock proofing, I am able to carry the camera on the Black Rapid sling as I ride and simply swing it around when the shot is at hand.  I have a review coming on that strap setup which I really enjoy for active pursuits.