Every photographer needs a professional website design in order to display their portfolio and promote their services to clients. Earlier this year I took a look at premium photography WordPress themes.
There are a lot of good premium photography designs available to you, however you may be surprised to hear that there are many great free photography Wordpress themes available online too. These templates have everything you need to promote your best images to clients.
Let's take a closer look at 22 of the best :)
Shuttershot is a free premium WordPress theme from fabthemes.com. This theme is suitable for photography websites. The homepage has a fullscreen image slider. The theme comes with options page to configure the logo, slideshow etc…
A simple and minimal portfolio theme for photographers, illustrators, designers, or photobloggers. Responsive layout, optimized for mobile browsing (iPhone and iPad). Ideal for sites where images are the main type of content. The customization options include theme settings page, custom background, custom header.
3. Grid Theme
Grid Theme Responsive is a WordPress Theme with mobile responsive design, featuring infinite scroll. Grid Theme is perfect for any creative to showcase their portfolio.
Cell is a flexible photography and photoblogging theme. It doesn’t crop your images, but displays them in their original ratio. There’s no need to spend precious time in preparation of those perfect thumbnails – just upload your photos and the theme will take care of everything else. Want to add some blog posts? Not a problem – Cell knows how to fit them in.
Portfolio Press is a responsive theme for showcasing your photography, art, web sites, or other projects. It also works nicely as a regular blog site. An options panel is included for uploading logos and and changing the layout.
6. F8 Static
F8 Static is a free theme for WordPress that can transform your site or blog into a fully functioning photography or multimedia portfolio site.
ShutterLoop is a fully responsive free photography wordpress theme. The theme has great feature control through with custom control panel.
‘Photopia’ is a photographers dream! Finally a WordPress Theme that allows users to really experience the content at a truly stunning size. For the adventurous, Photopia could even be used for inspiration galleries, personal blogs, or even review portals with big beautiful imagery!
At its core, Snapshot is a theme built for showing off your photography. You can dive in and start adding your photos right away and it'll look great. Snapshot also includes our powerful drag and drop page builder, so you can use it to create a complete business or company site.
A stylish and modern minimalist theme with a beautiful image gallery slider and an optional blog view. With support for post formats, audio and video playback, ideal for showcasing photography portfolios or podcasting but also great for your everyday blogging.
Lensa is a full-screen WordPress gallery theme designed for those of you who are addicted to high-resolution photography. With Lensa, your visitors will be immersed in your world, seeing what you see through your camera lenses. With its dramatic full-screen background slideshow effects, Lensa functions as an exclusive online photo gallery that looks equally awesome on desktops, tablets and smartphones.
Mansion is a free photoblogger’s theme for WordPress. It features a flexible-width thumbnail grid for both images and photo journal entries.
Fifteen is the Photography or Portfolio based WordPress theme, best suitable for Professional Artists. This theme is built on the HTML5 and CSS3 Framework, Bootstrap 3.0 From Twitter. With a Very Modern Design, this theme is 100% Responsive. 3 Column Grid Layout for Home and Archive Pages, make it look very stunning.
Fullscreen is a free one-column photography and multimedia theme for WordPress that can be used for portfolios, photoblogs, videoblogs, and virtually anything else where you want your content to be front and center.
Photogram is very fluid and responsive, thanks to its slick and nifty jQuery effects. The Masonry and Infinite Loading scripts make page scrolling more convenient than ever. Released as a feature-packed WordPress theme, Photogram comes with a massive slider on the home page for you to showcase your favorite photos and 3 gallery templates (Picasa, Pinterest and WordPress uploads) that are powered with AJAX-loading feature.
An elegant photoblogging theme that emphasizes your photography. The theme takes full advantage of WordPress' built-in image and gallery post formats to make for a unique photoblogging experience.
Svelte is a carefully handcrafted responsive WordPress theme featuring an elegant minimal design perfect for professional blogging, portfolios or even your stunning photography.
SimplePhoto Responsive WordPress Theme is design for professional photographers to show and display their photography.
20. Photo Free
Photo is a responsive gallery and photography WordPress theme. This is a simple theme perfect for photography, web designs, graphic art, or any other collection of projects that you’d like to share with the world. The sleek and clean layout brings visitor’s attention to your work, and the bold header emphasizes your logo or brand.
PinBlack is a new theme which is perfect for photo and product style bogs where the posts are represented on the home and archive pages as thumbnails. The theme is responsive to browser size and will adjust accordingly. Of course it also supports custom menus and all the usual core WordPress features. Posts and static pages have a right aligned sidebar.
SkyFall is a clean, modern and beautiful WordPress theme. It was created specifically for photographer or photoblogger to show off their portfolio. It can be used for portfolio, personal and any other creative website.
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