Are you a photographer or other type of visual artists?
WordPress is a great option to build a website to highlight your photographs or portfolios. You just need the right theme.
Here are a few of the best WordPress photography themes I have come across, based on both design and functionality.
An awesome photography theme with limitless customization options, including fullscreen sliders, flow galleries, portfolios, and a cool masonry layout.
A popular WordPress theme for photographers and artists. It offers a number of customization options for layouts, fonts, and spacing, yet has a classic design. It even integrates with PayPal for easy eCommerce.
A simple, elegant theme with a modern, flat design. Includes an easy to use gallery manager as well as keyboard and touch enabled sliders.
Focally’s beautiful large slider greets your users. Also has a number of included portfolios, such as a masonry layout. It’s perfect for both showing off your photos and bringing in new business.
BORDER is all about your photos. The homepage is comprised of a large full screen slider with the ability to add cover text. Additional features includes photo proofing, a grid system, and a number of built-in shortcodes.
A theme perfect for any photographer to showcase their work and get more business. Built with a variety of portfolio and blog layouts, you can be sure to impress your future clients.
ePix is all about making your photography stand out. Images are displayed in a full screen slider, with a side menu bar that pops in and out.
Glare is all about style. The homepage has a large background slider that can also play videos. And images open up in beautiful light boxes.
9. Black Label
Like the name suggest, Black Label is a simple, yet fashionably elegant theme. The home page has a full background image and video slider. It also comes with a number of galleries and portfolio layouts, as well as an exentisve list of shortcodes.
Everest is a highly customizable portfolio theme. You have control over almost every aspect of the site with over 200 different options.
Hiker has an awesome, drag and drop grid homepage. You can add portfolio items, blog posts, or add your own custom blocks to make a completely unique homepage.
12. The Gentleman
The Gentleman includes multiple homepage styles, from a more traditional, business oriented hompage to a portfolio homepage. All layered on top of a modern, flat design.
Modern Portfolio Pro is a simple, minimalist theme designed to highlight you and your portfolio.
Photex is unlike any other photography theme, with a barebones homepage that allows users to view all your photos in a grid layout. No text or menus appear unless the user clicks on the appropriate icon.
Invictus comes with a number of portfolio options, including masonry, full size gallery with thumbnails, and full width slider. Also gives the ability to customize fonts, colors, and more.
Juca gives your visitors an easy way to navigate through your portfolio by presenting a sortable list of your portfolios on the homepage, laid on top of a background slider.
17. Ambiance Pro
Another simple, minimalist portfolio theme, Ambiance Pro lists your portfolios in a blog format.
Eclipse is all about placing emphasis on your images, with a number of homepage and portfolio styles that move menus to the edge of the screen so your images have the most room to breath.
19. Deep Focus
Deep Focus is not just a photography and portfolio theme. With a number of page template styles and customization options, you can build your entire photography business with Deep Focus.
20. Photo Nexus
Photo Nexus is a more traditional photography theme. Yet it still presents many of the features you’d expect in a WordPress theme, such as customization controls and shortcodes.
21. Expose Pro Theme
A simple theme that allows you to display your work in a blog type format.
A beautiful theme that allows you to highlight client work on the homepage and display your portfolios in a number of different formats.
23. Camera 7
A minimalist photography theme with a number of gallery types, including grid, scrolling, and list views.