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.

Nikon AW1 Testing

I have the new Nikon AW1 arriving tomorrow just in time to shoot the annual Autumn Gales kayak event in Stonington Ct this coming weekend.  This is my 3rd year in a row attending and photographing the Gales.  The event is hosted by Greg Paquin of Kayak Waveology, and marries together the holy trinity of kayak events -- great coaches; challenging waters; and great students.  Last year the weather was perfect for some serious misadventures, and my images got the cover of the paddling magazine Ocean Paddler!


The Nikon AW1 is Nikon's modern day reincarnation of the venerable and legendary Nikonos underwater camera.  Built around the 1 system, Nikon has put together a small interchangeable lens camera that is shock, freeze and water resistant. A perfect combination for a small and rugged adventure camera.


Shooting from Kayaks is incredibly challenging and I think this piece of kit will perform brilliantly.  I have been shooting the small Nikon V1 and am getting fantastic results from the little camera, so my expectations for the AW1 are very high.  I will be posting my thoughts, and image samples as the event rolls on so stay tuned.