Top 20 Best Photography WordPress Themes for Agencies, Photographers and Freelancers 2016

Photography, thanks to social networks’ sharing ability, has been much more regarded with its aesthetic. We can’t forget about smartphones and tablet devices with impressive, tiny but powerful cameras that allow capturing a lot of images on the go.

Most of the population who are armature people it’s enough to use Instagram to showcase photos but there are so many people sitting here reading this post because they are looking into more serious solution. They want to own photography blog or portfolio website and apparently, WordPress, again, is a wise choice.

We believe simplicity and usability are the most important traits a successful photography blog must have. Perharps“100+ shortcodes” and “unlimited layouts” for a single photographer portfolio site is not so much of a good idea. Whether you’re a seasoned Photographer or just starting out, this post will help you find the right direction for your site. So wait no more, keep on reading and choose the best starting point for your photography website.

Hiker

Hiker

Hiker is a fully responsive and retina-ready portfolio page with WooCommerce integration for photography and art commerce. Hiker is jam-packed with stunning gallery and portfolio pages and includes plenty of customization options, including a nifty homepage grid. The theme is translation-ready to guarantee the communication between you and your audiences. It also comes with premium support so you never have to worry about a thing. What’s more, Hiker includes layered PSD files for additional customization and uses a visual composer page build so it is easy to design your website.

Hiker has a minimalism feel that really gives all the visual space to your images and vision. Decorate it with color and typography to make the site completely kick off.

Border

Border

Border is an original and user-friendly photography WordPress theme built with the needs belong to professional photographer in mind. The theme possesses an intuitive designed interface, carefully structured to clean the way to showcase your breath-taking photos. Whether your favors are landscapes, people, food, or weddings, as long as you want to keep a journal with your vision and thoughts, present your bio and services, Border can have you covered.

Regarding an eccentric visual experience, Border owns lively and refreshing page transitions in many cool ways. Border comes with slideshows and grid based galleries that enable you to easily add bunch of images using the Media Manager. You should also check out built-in gallery layouts: Slideshow Gallery, Masonry or Grid of thumbnails. You can also spice up your gallery cover images with beautifully animated text and lines. Choose from multiple types of styles and custom Google Fonts. For all the aforementioned reasons, Border is perfect choice to give your portfolio that extra wow factor that it deserves.

Clean Photo

Clean-Photo

Clean Photo is a modern and sophisticated WordPress theme ideal for making a photography portfolio site. This theme is compatible with latest WordPress versions.

Aside from the two top popular customization plugin (Visual Composer Builder and Revolution Slider), Clean Photo also is packed with ACF Pro Plugin. The theme has 6 premade portfolio listing types, 3 blog types, 2 blog post layouts and 3 menu types. On the other hand, comes with the theme are a bunch of available a custom page that are 404 page, search page, fullwidth page, about me page and about organization page. To impress the visitor at the few very first moment, the theme features a, amazing entrance animations.

Aster

Aster

First of all, Aster stands out with the unique layout. Aster will display your galleries in a smooth horizontal layout. Despite the innovative idea, the horizontal scroll still works beautifully with a track pad, mouse wheel, touch (for touch devices) and even keyboard arrows. This guarantees a fluid surfing experience for you and your visitors.

Secondly, if you are worry that the premade flowery patterns that comes with the theme are not your thing, rest assure because you can upload any background pattern you like. It will appear instead of the flowery one you see in the demo site.
One more thing is that you will be able to set up password protected galleries that only your precious client can enjoy. The selection integrated system will allow your clients to classify the images they like.

Overall, Aster is perfectly scalable and SEO optimized, responsive, retina-ready photography WordPress theme. It will fit every site – big or small, from huge studio portals to personal portfolios.

Armada

Armada

Firstly, Armanda guarantees that your site will always look sharp and utilize 100% of screen estate on every device. Other Armada’s features are all adaptive navigation menu on smaller screen sizes.

Armada grants you the ability to customize almost every aspect of its appearance and layout via powerful theme options panel and visual page builder. The new and fresh page templates system in Armada allows you to demonstrate your content like portfolio projects, blog posts or team members. Even better, you can specify which categories to show on this particular page. This way, you can create an unlimited number of distinctive portfolios, galleries, blogs, teams, etc.

Photography

Photography

Photography is feature-rich flat and cleanly designed responsive WordPress. It has multiple post formats support function to give you a smoother website running process.

Photography supports photo proofing. It also has a client gallery so that only your client can view the premium photos. They can be password protected. The content is displayed through masonry photo layout photography portfolio. Photo and images of yours can also be liked and voted, creating a dynamic and interactive design for your website. Moreover, you can opt to make galleries downloadable in digital format.

The theme comes with super-fast optimized photo lightbox. To optimize the navigation process, Photography includes five navigation menu layouts (slideout menu, full screen menu, padded menu around the page, menu on top, flown over content) and four pagination types (Ajax, infinite scroll, page numbers, classic).

eClipse

eClipse

eClipse is an engaging and immersive photography theme with technologically resourceful features. You can first choose to start with either Dark or Light skins. Then, with the theme’s custom WordPress data importer, your site can be up and running in seconds. eClipse gives you full control over the theme colours, using our live preview theme options you can change all the colours in the theme. You can set parallax background video on a section by section basis when building your pages. Anything is possible with eClipse WordPress theme.

JPhotolio

JPhotolio

JPhotolio is premium WordPress themes designed especially for wedding photographer. However, user can still take this theme as a foundation blog for any other topic of photography. This theme provides everything that you need to impress your visitor with your photo, or video. JPhotolio grants you unlimited size of portfolio with unlimited probability of style & color schema. Even better, it also paves very easy road your visitor get in touch with you. It has many social features such as integration with Google Direction, Ajax Contact form with Professional Email notification, and integrated Google SMTP.

This theme’s best part is that it is included with music playlist that have feature you will hardly find on other themes. Music playlist is able to be played on entire website. It will stop when other music or video from content played.

Skylab

Skylab

Skylab has a minimal block-style interface designed for photographers, or designers. This theme has highly visually focused design to incorporate multiple galleries and images at a variety of sizes.

Skylab is the perfect solution for blog a large number of tight images with its grid-block format. Each image is displayed in a square on the homepage. Moreover, interior pages offer more personalization and photos in gallery-style post formats.

Kameron

Kameron

Kameron comes with a custom made fullscreen gallery that was designed and developed for the benefit of photographers. The gallery comes with multiple options that can be switch on and off. The elements include description and title area, thumbnail strip, fullscreen image option, scale-down image option, social sharing, gallery color customization and easy access to main site navigation.

The theme is easy to use for anyone, not just tech-savvy people. Kameron comes with a 1-click demo install option that will make setting up a piece of cake. All 3 demos are included in your purchase so you will be able to easily import the demo and then personalize the site until you are satisfied.

Outdoor

Outdoor

Outdoor fits for every photography need, such as Model Photography, Documentary Photography, and other photography need.

Outdoor comes with Visual Layout Builder powered by Visual Composer Drop & Drag Page Builder. Create almost any layout you can imagine in only couple of clicks. Present your photos in the best way you can with Slider Revolution plugin. It also has WooCommerce Pages pre-Integrated. It has 6 different style home pages ( Slider, Slideshow, Horizontal Carousel, Multi Slideshow) ; 5 different style portfolio archive pages; 9 different style portfolio single pages (built with Visual Composer).

Kinetika

Kinetika

Kinetika is a powerful fullwidth photography theme. For aiding you to run your website, the theme is WooCommerce supported and includes built in events posts, photo proofing galleries and variety of portfolio showcase functions. The package comes with WPML multilingual ready and includes .po .mo language files for easy localization to any language. Most importantly, the theme is retina ready, fully responsive and malleable.

In addition, fullscreen slideshows and videos support displaying of Information box populated with Events, Portfolios or Blog posts. Kinetika theme has the ability to display image slideshows and videos as page background with page opacity control for each of the page. All those great fullscreen image and video have thumbnail scroller.

Invictus

invictus

Invictus is designed for photographers, graphic designers, art and creative directors, movie directors and architects.

With Invictus, you can setup number of images for the gallery. The gallery has YouTube, Vimeo or self-hosted video support. In the gallery, you can choose the Featured galleries, the sorting of images (random, date etc.)and overlay pattern. For each image, you can adjust thumbnail height and thumbnail quality. Between the images are slide interval and animation speed and transition option.

Diamond

Diamond

Diamond is embodied in a minimal beautiful design language that allows the photos to take center stage. It has valid HTML5 & CSS Code so that guarantees high speed & extra SEO optimized. The theme has over 600 built-in Google web fonts while provide you with an extra plugin that enables you to generate an endless amount of forms for your website’s visitors. Another plus point is that Pursuit let you import contents from your other site easily. Regarding technical specifications, the theme is WordPress 4.0+, Formidable, and WPML translation ready. MailChimp subscribe form and Contact Form 7 is also readily integrated.

Superba

Superba

Superba is a media-focused photography WordPress Theme. Superba has so many variants and allows to easily managing images and videos.

Superba provides great way to organize albums: they can contain multiple pictures and videos, and they display, describe and catalogue media in a meaningful way. With ÜBER Album pages, your website can have their own set of images or automatically pull content from other albums and projects. This way, you’ll be able to add, for example, a macro-album fetching all the photos taken with the topic tagged as “Mountainous”, no matter what album/project they’re in.

Another good point of this theme is that media library items that are added to albums and projects have their own specific taxonomy so that they can be tagged and filtered in album pages.

Diva

Diva

Diva is a fabulous WordPress portfolio theme for photography and people involved in this certain business. We bring on the table a stunning gallery to best showcase your photos. The theme was built with Visual Composer & Redux Framework which will make it much easier when it comes to build your website.

However, as fancy the gallery seems, Diva is guaranteed to work perfectly on your mobile devices and it will provide the same awesome photography exhibition as it does on desktop.

Talent

Talent

Talent is a carefully designed and tech-savvy WordPress website theme to create multiple photography showcase pages. The theme it fully prepared for displaying and touch screen across all possible devices such as tablets, laptops, desktops or mobile. This theme is developed based on well-structured HTML5 and CSS3 coding to help you keep up with the latest trends in web design. It was created by Envato Elite authors.

The theme provides password protected client galleries and services. It presents the gallery through carousel sliders in 3 sizes (large, medium, small) and two blog layouts.

PhotoPro

PhotoPro

PhotoPro is a professionally developed WordPress theme for photographers as the name has said for itself. The theme’s objective is to provide you with a great canvas for showcasing your work. The minimal design combined with some great jQuery effects and unique layouts are sure to make your site kicks off from the crowd and retain your visitor’s attention.
PhotoPro let you easily opt for anything, whether you want a full-width scroller (this is the default style) or masonry (using Isotope) for your homepage and gallery category pages. This way you can select the style that best matches your vision.
There are 4 different gallery styles. Moreover, the theme comes with 4 different skins – Light, Black, Blue and Earthy. You can preview these skins on the live demo by clicking on the names in the sidebar.

Exposure

Exposure

Exposure is a potent photography theme that is designed to focus the limelight on your imagery.

The theme has built-in 2 different sliders for you to choose from. The first one is dynamic thus great to showcase your photography portfolio. The second slider is a bit more static but can incorporate videos

For the customization of the global theme, you can first modify the highlight colors with a single click. You can do that directly from the powerful admin panel, by using a simple color picker, and all instances of that color will be changed across the site. And then just allow your creative juices to flow freely and use inventive shortcodes together with the drag & drop page builder to create unique, engaging pages in the blink of an eye.

What’s more, this theme is WooCommerce ready to help you promote and sell your photography talent with ease. Using it, you can create the app showcase website of your dreams in a blink of an eye. Keep your users up-to-date with all upcoming events by making use of the built-in calendar.

Built on top of our latest framework, the integrated page builder allows you to craft unlimited layout combinations.

Lydia

Lydia

Lydia is photography WordPress Theme with an engaging and professional design which makes it a great solution for your business, portfolio, blog or any other purpose website related to photography. Lydia was built with the powerful Twitter Bootstrap v3. Since it is responsive, the layout will adapt to different screen sizes which will make your website be compatible with any device such as smart phones, tablets or desktop computers.

Regarding customization, we have to say first that Lydia and it loads of page builder elements pages with unlimited color options. The page builder in Lydia gives you full of features that are highly functioning and scalable. Full blog feeds, portfolio feeds, carousels are also bundled to help promote your photos. On top of that, each element can be tweaked around so you can choose to show only certain categories in a page, define background images or anything.

I'm a freelance web designer and developer with a passion for modern interactive design. First learned to code 8 years ago and now I am familiar with CSS/HTML/jQuery, PHP and Wordpress. Also love writing and art.

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