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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: 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.
Behind the Lens: Dear Lawrence Project redux
June 16, 2012
Not so fast if you were thinking about putting away that shoebox of old photos.

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Recent photos

Korean Sesame Steak Rice Bowl

Maria Belen Ludueña returns a serve during a doubles match with teammate Maria Jose Cardona against Iowa on Monday, March 2, 2015 at the Jayhawk Tennis Center.

Journal-World photographer Nick Krug has learned a thing or two about how to prepare and navigate a court-storming, such as this one when Kansas State fans rushed the court at Bramlage Coliseum on Feb. 23 after the Wildcats defeated the Jayhawks. At right, a fan runs into KU's Jamari Traylor, which caused a national discussion about the safety risks posed by court-storming.

In this file photo from March 19, 2014, Kansas basketball players Andrew Wiggins, center, and Jamari Traylor exit the team bus after arriving outside the Hyatt Regency hotel at the Arch in St. Louis.

The Kansas student section goes wild after a a possession was awarded back to the Jayhawks late in the second half on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse.

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