My name is Patti Blake and I'm a photojournalist.
I'm one of those lucky people who happen to be doing the job that they said they wanted to do when they were in kindergarten. I picked up my first camera close to the age of five and that was the end of any dream of becoming a rock star, lawyer or ballerina.
Or all three at the same time.
I earned a degree in Journalism and communications from Ball State University in 2011.
In school, I worked at the Daily News as a photographer and volunteered in the archaeology department by photo-documenting artifacts. I also traveled with a few local bands and documented their experiences.
I interned as a photographer and website manager for Midwest Scuba Diving magazine in 2011.
I was hired at The Star Press in Muncie, Ind. as a photographer and writer for The Yorktown Press shortly after graduating.
I moved to Florida to work at the Panama City News Herald in 2014. It's my job to tell the story of this community with images and video.
And I hope my portfolio shows how much I love what I do.
Send me a message for information about freelance work.