Photography is something of a controversial issue in the Muslim world.
Every image-maker will be in the fire of Hell. A soul will be made for him for every image which he has made and it will punish him in the Hell-fire. [Muslim]
This Hadith in Saheeh Muslim along with others has caused many people to label photography Haram. In the following video, Shaykh Sulayman Ar-Ruhayli gives a simple but clear explanation of photography and its permissibility.