Lara Zankoul

About the job:

What you do

As a Photographer, you take photographs of people, places and objects. You use creativity to compose photographs that are able to tell a story or convey information in an effective way. You also use computer software to edit the photographs.

The tough stuff

As a Photographer, you may have to:

  • Take on more commercial projects to earn income
  • This might inhibit your creativity, and you may have to put aside your personal projects
  • Deal with the increased competition due to the fact that photography does not have a high barrier to entry
  • More people use their phones to take photos now than ever before
The cool stuff

As a Photographer, you will get to:

  • Use your creativity to highlight important topics and emotionally trigger other people
  • Build a large fan base using the Internet
  • Practice something that you are passionate about
  • Be invited to cool events, depending on the type of photography you specialize in 
Typical work hours
  • Unusual work hours
  • Travel very often

The work hours of photographers vary greatly. You may work as a wedding photographer, news photographer or a portrait photographer. You move around often and visit the places or people you want to photograph.

Are you the right fit?

Classes you should be good at
  • Art
  • IT
Best high school track(s)
  • Any Track
Personal qualities
  • Understanding what you hear
  • Expressing yourself verbally
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Originality
  • Visualization
  • Visual Color Discrimination

Will you make money?

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Education stuff:

Education required
  • Background in Photography, Marketing, Photojournalism, Art or a related field
Helpful resources
Local universities
International universities

Video Description

Studying economics at university because it was a safe choice, Lara Zankoul discovered her creativity and is a self-taught Fine Arts Photographer. She started her photography career with the “365 Project”, where she took a picture every day and uploaded them to Flickr. Do you love taking photographs? You could turn that hobby into a career! Watch Lara’s Nooreed Insider Interview and be inspired to become a photographer!



Lara Zankoul, is an interdisciplinary artist based in Beirut, Lebanon. Her work captures everyday human behavior and issues that occur within society through photographic media.

As a self-taught photographer, Zankoul’s work is heavily based on experimentation and world building within her photographs in order to create moments and craft them rather than just document them. She has been featured in a number of exhibitions: locally, in group and solo exhibitions in Ayyam Gallery and Art Lounge, Beirut. On an international scale, she has been showcased in the Guy Hepner Gallery in New York and HEIST Gallery in London.