Staff

Nick Krug (Photographer)

I've been a staff photographer at the Lawrence Journal-World since the summer of 2005. My love for photojournalism was cultivated in college with long hours spent at the University Daily Kansan. Fresh out of school I spent a year as a contract photographer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch before taking a job as a staffer for the Topeka Capital Journal where I spent the next three years. Although I primarily work with still photography, my duties at the JW include covering news, features and sports with the use of still images, video and audio clips. A few highlights from the last few years have been covering the 2008 NCAA championship run as well as the Orange Bowl victory. I feel fortunate to work with such a knowledgeable and hard-working staff.

Recent stories

Behind the Lens: Journal-World drone could offer a different perspective
May 3, 2015
Recently, editors at the Lawrence Journal-World approached the photo department about incorporating video and still photographs shot from a drone into our reportage. Initially, the idea was met with some hesitation, in part because of the potential costs. But speaking at least for myself, I also was a bit nervous about crashing the thing and getting blamed for trashing a piece of expensive equipment.
Behind the Lens: How to survive a court-storming
March 1, 2015
If my calculations are correct, Kansas University men’s basketball opponents are more or less good for about three to four court-stormings a season. I’ve learned a few things about how to protect myself and how to convey the gravity of the moment without getting trampled.
Behind the Lens: Pooling with the president
February 1, 2015
When Journal-World photo chief Mike Yoder told me that we had been offered a position in President Barack Obama’s press pool during his Jan. 22 visit to Lawrence, I believe I channeled Keanu Reeves when I responded, “Whooooooooaaaaa.”
Behind the Lens: Basketball games keep photographers (and fans) on their toes
March 2, 2014
Plenty of my photographer colleagues believe that basketball sits at the top of the list among the easiest sports to cover. Often the reasons they cite are that it’s played on a relatively small court and also for the predictability of the action’s direction.
Behind the Lens: ‘Jayhawk Decade’
October 4, 2013
Looking through images I’ve made during 359 games has taught me a lesson about being somewhat selective while shooting, but I also learned a little about the importance of meticulous archiving practices.
When deciding on vacation camera gear, less can be more
August 18, 2013
A defenseless feeling creeps over me when I get too far away from my camera gear for too long.
Behind the Lens: ‘Chimping’ a photography faux pas
April 28, 2013
Chimping is the aptly named industry term for when a photographer takes a picture and immediately refers to the LCD screen on his or her digital camera for the instant gratification that only it could provide.
Behind the Lens: Remotes help you be in 2 places at once
March 3, 2013
It always seems as though referees pass in front of the photographers right when players like Ben McLemore are milliseconds away from completely “posterizing” a helpless defender. The result is a view of a tremendous play obscured behind the backside of the game official.
Behind the Lens: Lights can help separate photo subject, background
August 26, 2012
I’ve talked before about visual style and how each Journal-World photographer gravitates toward creating a particular look in the photos we create.
Behind the Lens: Stuck in a photo rut
July 7, 2012
Several readers have commented to me before that they can often pick with a great success rate which Journal-World photographer shot a particular photo on a given day without looking at the credit.

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Recent photos

Workers with King's Construction separate scraps of metal from brick and concrete during the demolition process of the former Ramada Inn building located at 2222 West 6th Street, on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. The property, which is owned by Lawrence-based Williams Management, is expected to be redeveloped.

Members of the Lawrence High 4x400 Meter Relay team, from left, senior Leah Gabler, junior Kyleigh Severa, and seniors Jensen Edwards and Marissa Pope, are vying for their third state title in the event in three years.

Gradutes Charlie Arnold, front left, Ja Min Yoon, Jack Powell, Harley Holub and George Depenbusch have a group hug following the Bishop Seabury Academy Commencement on Friday, May 22, 2015 at the school.

Graduating seniors have a laugh during a brief mixup while singing "Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee" at the close of the Bishop Seabury Academy Commencement on Friday, May 22, 2015 at the school.

Annika Knudson, right, hugs Shela Noel during the Stepping Up ceremony portion of the Bishop Seabury Academy Commencement on Friday, May 22, 2015 at the school.

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