9 Stunning WordPress Themes for Photographers

by 9 04/13/2012

As an amateur photographer married to a professional photographer, one of the things I spent a lot of time on recently was choosing a WordPress photography theme.

When it comes to posts on WordPress themes, you’ll likely see the stock theme screenshot. Today, I would like to share with you some of my favorite photography themes for WordPress. But instead of the demo screenshot, I want to show you actual photographers using these themes and some highlights as to why photographers should like them. Note that some of these may be slightly or greatly modified.

1 – Duotive Three Theme

WordPress Photography Themes

Duotive from ThemeForest offers a unique way to display your photos. Many photography themes give you room for one large, rotating image. Duotive lets you display over 20 photos, each of which links to a lightboxed image or the post / page for the photo itself. It also comes with many different customization options including predefined color variations, custom backgrounds, custom-built slideshows, and custom widgets.

This theme costs $40 for use on one website. See it in action on Mike Olbinski Photography.

2 – Focal Point

WordPress Photography Themes

Focal Point by Graph Paper Press allows you to showcase a full-size rotating image plus six square images below of your latest photos.

This theme comes in package pricing – for $99, you get access to 30 themes (including this one) for one year. All themes are designed with photographers, designers, and artists in mind. See it in action on Photography by Darcy Michaelchuk.

3 – Invictus Theme

WordPress Photography Themes

Invictus from ThemeForest is a theme that will just wow visitors by displaying full-sized, rotating photos in the browser. It is perfect for photographers, digital artists, and designers.

This theme costs $35 for use on one website. See it in action on Jacob F. Lucas Photography.

4 – Karma

WordPress Photography Themes

Karma from ThemeForest is a clean theme that works for both photographers and corporate websites alike. It comes with 20 page layouts and color variations, a 3D portfolio, pricing tables, and more.

This theme costs $35 for use on one website. See it in action on Delineations of Eye.

5 – Manhattan Theme

WordPress Photography Themes

Manhattan by StudioPress offers a great showcase of your photography front and center with a homepage image rotator. Beneath the rotator, you have four additional boxes to feature images of your photography, products, or services. Manhattan is built on the Genesis Framework, one of top WordPress frameworks for search engine optimization (SEO.)

This theme costs $79.95 (including the framework) and can be used on an unlimited number of websites. See it in action on Jason Hines Photography.

6 – Modularity

WordPress Photography Themes

Modularity from Graph Paper Press offers different options for the homepage including a photo slider or bold rotating image with four to six photo blocks beneath to highlight latest blog posts or different categories.

This theme comes in package pricing – for $99, you get access to 30 themes (including this one) for one year. All themes are designed with photographers, designers, and artists in mind. See it in action on Viveca Koh Photography.

7 – Photocrati

WordPress Photography Themes

Photocrati specializes in creating WordPress themes for photographers. With this theme, you get 60 styles out of the box composed of 15 preset theme styles which can paired with different gallery or home page layouts to produce different looks. Also included are built-in ecommerce galleries so you can make selling your art easy.

This multi-faceted theme costs $89. See it in action on Chris Frailey Photography.

8 – ProPhoto Theme

WordPress Photography Themes

ProPhoto is another theme dedicated to professional photographers looking to build their blog, portfolio, and website all-in-one. It includes 12 high-quality starter designs that are easily customizable. You also get built-in mobile-optimized sites.

This theme costs $199 for self-installation or $279 with expert installation. See it in action on Scott Frederick Photography.

9 – Thesis

WordPress Photography Themes

As I mentioned at the beginning, I like to dabble in photography from time to time. Since I like minimalism, I opted to use a theme I was already familiar with for my photography blog. Thesis by DIYthemes is a basic framework that has great SEO optimization and fast load times. It does require a bit of a learning curve if you want to custom code it for a very minimalistic photography blog as I have done with mine. Unlike the above mentioned themes with built in functionality, if you’re looking to create a gallery or portfolio, you would have to find the plugins and build them in yourself with Thesis.

This theme costs $87 for use on one website. See it in action on Photostry.

These are only a sampling of amazing and stunning WordPress themes for photographers. What are your favorite photography themes and designs? Please share them in the comments!

About 

Kristi Hines is a freelance blogger, ghostwriter, and social media enthusiast. Her blog Kikolani covers blog marketing and blogging tips for personal, professional, and business bloggers.

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9 COMMENTS

Rebecca

Thanks for featuring Graph Paper Press themes in your list! Great to see.

April 14, 2012 Reply

Philip Sen

This are all beautiful wordpress themes for photography.Modularity caught most of my attention. I think this is the most perfect wordppress theme for photography. I’m glad you add this on your list.

April 17, 2012 Reply

Dallas Photographer Les Wollam

thanks for this. wading thru all the available photographers themes is quite a task. thanks again.

Dallas Photographer Les Wollam

May 8, 2012 Reply

LendingWanted

This themes are Great! .Thanks for sharing this Kristi Hines . This is perfect wordpress theme for Photographers. :) Thanks.

August 16, 2012 Reply

prabhat

thanks for this article..
btw my niche is technology but soon i am going to launch a photograohy related website. and this article will help me .may be i should save this page for future reference

September 20, 2012 Reply

Sudipto

Nice themes for photography and I really like all the themes specially the first one. Thanx for sharing such awsums themes Kristi.

November 30, 2012 Reply

Jeff Radke

Fantastic Themes from photography. There is a Wonderful Pic.
Thank you Kristi for Taking the Time to Help.
Have A Wonderful Day!!
Jeff

December 27, 2012 Reply

Taras

Hi Kristi,
I found one more Photographers WordPress Theme for your collection. If you like it, you can add it :)
http://themeforest.net/item/tdphotographer-wordpress-theme/5524910
Let me know what you think about this theme.
Thanks.

September 25, 2013 Reply


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