Question: My father (may Allaah guide him) makes his living by taking photographs. Is the money earned from this job Haraam (prohibited) or Halaal (lawful). And what is meant by the Hadeeth: Allaah curses Al-Musawwireen (painters, drawers, sculptors, and subsequently photographers)?
Answer: Picturing animate beings is Haraam as well as earning a living from it. If the money earned from taking photos is Haraam, then making use of it is also Haraam… read more here.