We had the good fortune of connecting with Ja’Corey Bellamy and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ja’Corey, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
When it comes to Risk Taking you have to calculate your moves according. Great advice would be to not let your emotions or fear to become a factor in taking some risk. A perfect example would be me planning to take pictures at North Carolina Central University Homecoming Concert back in 2019 feature Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Durk, and Tink to capture moments at my very first concert. By networking and properly preparing myself Including not being nervous on approaching the right individuals, I probably would’ve been in the same place I was when I very first started taking pictures not landing any clients or getting promotion in any way. Always strategize your decisions before deciding immediately but if time is involved my personal advice would be to consider your circumstances and don’t let your feelings get too much involved you may become hesitant or fearful. Sometimes by you taking those necessary risks you will end up making that next step in the process of changing your life in a major special way.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Corey B Photography is all about creating the moment in this life from capturing sporting events to concert events. There will be times when you see someone in your field of interest doing what you do on another platform. You may get thoughts on where you thinks you should be, but one thing I had to realize is you have to stay in your own lane. Stay focused and trust the process watch everything change for your good. We’re given our own purpose in this life.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Being from North Carolina there are two major areas that I would recommend in the Carolinas. The Charlotte Area is one of the best places to enjoy yourself when you come to North Carolina, From the Charlotte Hornet Games to the Carolina Panthers Football games you are guaranteed a great time especially with Charlotte night life on the rise you will have a great time at events uptown. If you’re not in the Charlotte Area the Raleigh- Durham would be next up due to the nightlife and museums in the area also the home of J Cole’s Dreamville Festival where artists perform from all Backgrounds of life. Lastly home of North Carolina Central University, St. Augustine, and also Shaw University which are all great Historically Black Colleges to attend.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
There wouldn’t be Corey B Photography without my supporters who’ve been with me on this journey since 2018. There are numerous individuals that I could name but there are so many individuals that have gave me advice and support in my right and wrong decisions. I appreciate all of the Black Owned Businesses have also collaborated with Corey B Photography over these past few years. Never give up on your dream watch what God do for you in your life reach for the sky. Never let anyone discourage your during your journey it’s your vision make it happen.
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