May 1, 2015
Journal-World Staff Photographer Nick Krug operates a Syma X5C quadcopter in the alley behind the Journal-World on Friday, May 1, 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.