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20 Stunning Photography WordPress Themes For Your Portfolio

Whether you’re a freelance photographer who wants to promote your services online or you’re just looking for a way to share your photos with family and friends, the premium themes in this collection will allow you to build an attractive photography website with WordPress.

The themes featured here range from simple templates that provide a subtle canvas for publishing your photos online, through to items that are packed with the latest tools and features for creating an immersive user experience while displaying your best work.

Whatever you are looking for, there should be a photography theme here to meet your needs.

  • Capture

    Capture gives you the ability to showcase your photographs in a fullscreen slideshow that automatically scrolls through your best work whenever a visitor clicks on one of your photos.

    With Capture you get 10 color schemes to choose from when setting up your site. You can also customize many other aspects of the theme through the options panel.

    If you are a videographer building your portfolio, or you want the option of displaying videos alongside your photographs, Capture allows you to use featured videos for your posts.

    This theme from Slocum Themes is both mobile responsive and retina ready to cater to visitors on the full spectrum of devices and screens.

  • Vanilla

    Vanilla is a clean and minimal template for creating a portfolio that will let your photographs take center stage.

    This is a child theme for the Genesis framework, available from Ziggapress themes. While out-of-the-box the design and appearance of Vanilla is very plain, you do get some customization options for putting a little of your personality into the design of your website.

    By choosing the appropriate layout template, each post can either include a sidebar area, or display your photos in full width mode for maximum effect. The built-in portfolio section can be setup to display your work in a range of column configurations.

  • Expose Pro

    Expose Pro from StudioPress is a child theme for the popular Genesis framework that has been built especially for photographers who want to publish their work online.

    This WordPress photography theme has been built with HTML5 markup and it is, of course, mobile responsive to accommodate your visitors on the go. When setting up your site you can choose from five color styles, set a custom background and custom header, all though the visual customizer options panel.

    Expose Pro also includes all the page templates you need to populate the rest of your website, including the 404 error page, author page, and a landing page template to promote your goods or services.

  • Vignette

    If you really want your photographs to take centre stage, without any distractions, then Vignette is a good choice for your website.

    From the fullscreen photo on the homepage, to the distraction-free gallery and minimal navigation menu, there will be nothing to draw attention away from your photographs on a website built with this WordPress photography theme from CSS Igniter.

    This theme also includes support for publishing videos as well as photos. Due to this, the homepage can just as easily display an auto-playing full screen video as opposed to a photograph. With seven gallery styles and two homepage options, you should be able to build the site you want right out of the box with the Vignette theme

  • Zoomy

    Zoomy from Tesla Themes is a great choice for photographers who not only want to display their work, but also promote their services as well.

    If you do have something to offer your visitors in terms of a service or product, then the three-column icon section on the homepage makes it easy to highlight your most important attributes.

    The Zoomy photography theme also includes support for easily publishing testimonials, and of course a gallery of your best work. The portfolio gallery can be arranged in a number of column layouts, and each photo can be opened in full screen slideshow mode for distraction free viewing. The blog section gives you the opportunity to partake in some content marketing to bring more visitors to your website, in a nicely designed format.

  • Photocrati

    The Photocrati theme comes with over 60 built-in designs that can be implemented at the click of a button to change the appearance of your website. This range of styles makes it easy to ensure your site will stand out from the competition, even if they are also using this theme.

    When it comes to displaying your art, you can create multiple galleries, and choose from a range of thumbnail sizes and styles. There are also four lightbox gallery styles to choose from when presenting the full size versions of your photos.

    The full feature list for Photocrati is very extensive and includes the ability to sell your photos online from your site, as well as customize almost every aspect of your site without editing any code.

  • Modern Portfolio Theme

    Modern Portfolio is a great choice for anyone with visual work they want to show off. However, this StudioPress theme really lends itself well to photographic websites, thanks to its image presentation features.

    While it is true you don’t get access to lots of flashy features, such as full screen videos, or lightbox slideshows, you do get a clean and clear design to promote your work. Text-based content is also well catered for, so if you are an avid blogger with something to say, this could be a great choice for your project.

    This Genesis framework child theme includes a few different page templates, including a landing page, five color schemes to choose from, and is fully responsive and fast loading.

  • Lookbook

    Lookbook uses a mosaic style, grid layout to allow you to showcase your best work on the homepage of your photography portfolio. The grid layout will reorganize and resize itself to match whatever screen size it’s being viewed on, including tablets and smartphones.

    Clicking on an image takes visitors through to a larger version of the photo that can be accompanied with descriptive text to provide more information about your work.

    If you plan to sell your work online, the Lookbook theme from Graph Paper Press includes optional shopping cart integration. This makes it easy for visitors to add photos to their cart before checking out. There is also a tool for creating mobile responsive slideshows of your work.

  • Photogenic

    Depending on how you configure this theme, your website’s homepage could easily feature an eye-catching collage of your best photographs that fills the whole screen. Each image in the collage can take visitors through to the individual photo or video albums on your site.

    With Photogenic from Obox themes, you don’t even have to worry about resizing your images as this theme will take care of that for you and ensure they will fit your website perfectly.

    Whether you are a pro photographer or a mobile snapper, this theme, with its Instagram integration and full screen layout could be a great online home for your photos.

  • Photographer CV

    If you are building a website to not only display your best photos, but also advertise your skills as a photographer, then the Photographer CV theme could be a good choice.

    The attractive portfolio section allows your visitors to find out more about your individual photos, either in thumbnail mode or through a full screen image slideshow. This theme from Template Monster also makes it easy to publish your education and employment history, as well as any relevant skills you have acquired along the way.

    The Photographer CV theme is available with a number of optional upgrades to help you get your website up and running as quickly as possible.

    Interested in Photographer CV?

  • Inspiro

    With a fullscreen slideshow taking center stage on the homepage, your photography portfolio will make a big impact on your visitors as soon as they arrive at your site.

    Your work can be organized into an unlimited number of galleries, with the individual gallery images displayed in a range of layout configurations. The Inspiro theme from Zoom Themes is also WooCommerce ready for anyone who wants to sell their prints online.

    This professional WordPress photography theme includes the Zoom Builder tool which itself includes a number of page templates that can all be customized to meet your needs through a drag and drop interface.

  • Slim

    Slim is a fresh and modern theme for building a clean and clutter free photography website with WordPress.

    This theme features a unique layout that will go a long way to ensuring your website doesn’t look like every other photography portfolio online, even if you are using WordPress.

    As well as the large image preview panel on the homepage, clicking on an individual photo will open it up in a full screen lightbox viewer. From there, your visitors can easily scroll through the images in the galleries. Slim is fully responsive and looks great on a range of screen sizes including smartphones.

  • Photographer

    The Photographer theme from Organic Themes has been built to share and sell photography online.

    The large homepage image slideshow gives your visitors access to your best work as soon as they arrive at your website. While the individual galleries and portfolios you upload, can be displayed in a range of layout options.

    Photographer integrates with the free WooCommerce plugin for adding a shopping cart to your website to enable you to sell your work online.

  • Ambiance Pro

    Ambiance Pro is a good option if you would like to share your written work alongside your photographs.

    The homepage has a nice and clean layout that focuses on displaying the featured image of each post. The effect used to manage the visibility of the main menu is a nice touch that gives your images even more room to breathe and draw in your visitors.

    As Ambiance Pro is a child theme for the Genesis framework from StudioPress, you get a number of page templates to make use of, as well as a mobile responsive layout.

  • Glare

    The homepage of any website built using Glare should make a big impact with your visitors. This is thanks to the theme’s ability display either full screen photos or videos as the background image of the homepage.

    Whether you choose to display an image or video as the background, both options will do a good job of captivating your visitors, thanks to the animated image slideshow or movement and audio of the video.

    If you are a regular blogger then the post templates, with their clean layouts and nice typography should be a good home for your written words.

  • Selfie

    Selfie takes an original approach to publishing your photographs. By displaying your work in a fullwidth, seamless stream of content on the homepage, your visitors can scroll through your portfolio in high resolution.

    The navigation menu and sidebar content are hidden away until the visitor chooses to reveal them, allowing your photos to take center stage.

    Selfie works with videos just as well as still images, making it a versatile choice for visual artists who want to get their work online.

  • Fullscreen

    As the name suggests, Fullscreen allows you to display your photography portfolio online in a full screen layout, with little on the page to distract your visitors away from the images on display.

    This theme from Themify automatically scrolls through the images in your gallery, creating a rotating full screen slideshow. As well as this effect, Fullscreen makes it easy for your visitors to find your individual galleries through its intuitive menu system.

    As this theme is responsive, visitors on the go can not only view your photos on their mobile devices, but also scroll through them by swiping their touchscreen.

    Interested in Fullscreen?

  • PhotoFrame

    PhotoFrame includes a built-in slideshow feature that allows you to create collections of your photographs. Your visitors can then browse through the images using a custom, distraction free interface.

    As well as being able to customize the individual theme elements, you can also simply choose between the two color schemes to quickly alter the whole look of your site.

    With a range of layout options and page templates, PhotoFrame gives you plenty of choice for how your content is displayed.

  • Oyster

    Whether you are working with still images or video, Oyster gives you plenty of options for how your content is displayed on your website. There are multiple homepage options to choose from, including a selection of full screen sliders, video backgrounds, and a range of grid types.

    While the website menu is visible on the homepage by default, visitors can hide all page elements at the touch of a button. This allows them to take in your photos with no distractions whatsoever.

    Oyster gives you multiple options for displaying the contents of your galleries online, including an eye-catching 3D-esque zooming effect. When setting up the image sliders you can choose from a range of transition effects to create the right look and feel for your website.

    If you’d like to choose from a range of effects to help your photographs and videos stand out from the crowd, then Oyster is certainly a theme that isn’t lacking in fancy features.

  • Toranj

    With five homepage variations, six portfolio layouts, twelve gallery styles, and six blog post templates, there is no shortage of options when it comes to choosing how your site will look when using Toranj.

    As well as the eye-catching image effects and slider options, the Toranj photography theme also comes packaged with a number of premium plugins to add even more useful features to your site. There is also a range of templates to make use of when creating the essential pages for your site, such as the contact and services pages.

    If your portfolio needs a little extra energy then the zooming, sliding, and other effects of Toranj should help elevate your content to the next level.

Conclusion

As you can see there are some great photography themes for WordPress. Whether you want something simple that allows your photographic work to take center stage, or you’d rather an array of dazzling features and layout options to match your images, the themes on this list will allow you to build the right website for your project.

Which theme is your favorite and what features do you look for in a photography theme? Let us know in the comments below.