WordPress is a popular free content management system with thousands of outstanding free themes for all kinds of websites. There are many quality themes available for photographic website with features such as full-screen background photo to impress visitors, a minimalist theme that will allow your photos to stand out or a responsive theme that will provide a good user experience on any device.
So if you’re a photographer, running or thinking about to start a photography website using WordPress, you’re at right place. In this article I’ve a showcase of free responsive WordPress themes created specifically for photographers.
Obscura is a clean, simple, classy two-column WordPress theme best suitable for photography portfolio. This photography WordPress theme is mobile friendly, so go ahead and share your website from your phone or tablet to your friends and clients. The theme also supports the popular NextGEN Gallery plugin to display and manage your online photo galleries.
Panaroma is a responsive free photography WordPress theme suitable for corporate, photoblogging, portfolio, personal, interior, author websites and with 5 visual sliders on the homepage. The theme comes with blog template and page template and you can change background and keep a default background for all the inner pages. Homepage has nice animated effect. Using this theme, you can showcase whatever you want on the homepage and it looks like a visual treat.
Water Lily is a minimal two column responsive theme designed to showcase artwork and photography using Masonry. It’s simple for new users to set up and looks best with large images and a minimal sidebar. Once installed and activated you can customize the site by changing the background colour and upload your logo.
The PhotoMaker is simple and beautiful Photography WordPress theme with lots of customization options that can tweaked by Theme Options Panel like logos, intro texts and background. The theme comes with featured images (thumbnails for gallery posts and custom header images for posts and pages). It includes stylesheets for print and the admin Visual Editor, special styles for posts in the “Gallery” categories and has support for post formats.
Phogra is a responsive and customizable photography portfolio theme designed to show off your photography skills through the display of large photos through a nice little menu to wrap things together.
Besty is really going to be the best WordPress theme for photography blog, design blog or any other creative niche because of its features and its modern look and feel. It uses masonry layout. As it is based on Twitter Bootstrap so it is mobile and tablets friendly. It is optimized for faster loading. It’s got W3C validate code and is SEO friendly as well. It’s got theme options to easily manage logo, social media links, footer text etc.
Premium Photography is an elegant, simple, clean, modern, minimal and fully responsive Twitter bootstrap based quality WordPress theme which is mainly designed for photographers for showcasing their portfolios or writing their experiences though the blog-posts but can be used for travel, corporate, portfolio, technology tips, personal and any other creative and minimalistic style website.
Zifer Child is a fully responsive photography WordPress Theme built with latest technologies. Theme has very easy options to customize and create an awesome photography portfolio.
Full frame is responsive WordPress theme best suited for photography, portfolio and blogging sites. Built on HTML5, CSS3 and Theme Customizer for real time customization, it comes with a whole set of interesting and rich features which makes this theme highly customizable and flexible.
SoloFolio is a simple and professional responsive WordPress theme built specifically for photography portfolio websites. The theme main features include responsive photo galleries with retina images, a no-compromises experience for mobile/tablet users, custom widgets for dropdown menus and social media icons, WooCommerce compatibility, live location via Blink, and integration with Photoshelter BEAM template Element.
Nature is a responsive WordPress theme for those who love nature. The theme comes with default slider and easy to set up homepage along with default theme options, can be used for photography, nature, hotel, personal any other use.
This is an elegant responsive WordPress theme perfect for photography or music oriented blogs as well as portfolio and creative business websites. It features two widgetizable areas in the sidebar and the optional footer, two custom menu locations in the navbar and footer, optional tagline display, custom logo and favicon, custom header image and custom background.
SKT Photo Session
SKT Photo Session is awesome WordPress theme that can be used for photography, portfolio, gallery, corporate, blogging, commercial, personal and business use. The images help anyone visualize better than just plain text and that is what Photo Session theme does. With a home page dedicated to showcase beautiful images this theme defines what the site wants to say. Simple theme options and compatibility with popular plugins like WooCommerce and Contact Form 7.
I Am One
This is a one page elegant Responsive WordPress theme best suitable for photography and portfolio websites. The theme comes with 5 default templates, default parallax slider, social media integration, default gallery and widgets for blog area and other pages. It is translation ready. The theme is compatible with popular plugins like WooCommerce, bbPress.
Ravel is a responsive WordPress theme built with the latest standards in Web design. The theme integrates with the Custom Content Portfolio plugin to allow you to show off your design, photography, and other artwork.
The Soliloquy is a modern, responsive, WordPress business theme that adapts to your screen size using the Bootstrap front-end framework. The theme is typography rich and emphasizes imagery and photography with full-width featured image options on all posts and pages.
Match is a modern and clean responsive WordPress theme specially designed for photography and wedding websites and blogs. Some of the major features of Match are responsive layout, post formats, featured images, custom menu, sticky posts and custom background.
Snapshot is a beautiful WordPress 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.
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.
Portfolio Press is a responsive WordPress theme for showcasing your photography, art, web sites, or other projects. It also works nicely as a regular blog site. Configuration options are available in the customizer.
Foliogine is a free Portfolio WordPress theme best suitable for a portfolio, blog, creative or photography site. It works great for photographers/ photography / portfolio blog and is highly customizable.