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As I mentioned the other day, the standard of free WordPress themes is increasing as more and more designers realise the benefits of releasing themes to the  public for free. Portfolio style themes for creative and photographers have always been one area that is particularly well served, it stands to reason as the people who are making these themes are creatives themselves.

WordPress themes for photographers tend to come in two styles – a layout which shows your photos as full screen images in the background or as a grid style layout, responsive or not. These two styles make up the bulk of today’s post – I have hunted down 25 great high quality free themes for photographers, enjoy …


Wallbase is our new fab series theme released following the success of the shuttershot theme. This too is a fullscreen slideshow portfolio theme. .The theme has option to use either a full screen slideshow on the homepage or a regular blog with image slideshow as the background.

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Shuttershot is a fullscreen slideshow template. This is a fabseries theme.  This theme is ideal for photography websites to showcase their portfolio in style.The theme has option to use either a full screen slideshow on the homepage or a regular blog with image slideshow as the background.

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Axis is our new fullscreen portfolio wordpress theme. This is a premium quality theme with features on par with paid themes.The theme use WordPress 3 features like Custom post types, Custom taxonomies, Custom menus , featured thumbnails etc.

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WidePhoto is a free HTML5 fullscreen WordPress theme for photographers that want a visually stunning website to show photography.

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Grid Photo

GridPhoto is a fully-responsive HTML5 grid-based theme for photographers and photography lovers.

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YAMINTH (Yet Another Minimal Theme), it’s a free wordpress theme and, as you may notice from the name, it has a very minimal look. Since minimal design is very popular these days, I decided to create a wordpress theme with a modern and minimal style.

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This free theme uses a simple and clean design, allowing you to showcase your photos. With your photos at center stage this theme can help you to attract new clients and gain attention for your work.

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A stylish and modern minimalist theme with a beautiful image gallery slider and an optional blog view.

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Portfolio Press

Portfolio Press is an excellent theme for showcasing your photography, art, web sites, or other projects. It also works nicely as a regular blog site.

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F8 Lite

A photography & multimedia portfolio theme for WordPress

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A simple and minimal portfolio theme for photographers, illustrators, designers, or photobloggers.

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The theme features a very minimal design thats perfect for small business and portfolio websites.

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“Touchfolio” is simple theme created with focus on content and providing great user experience on majority of desktop and mobile devices.

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Double Exposure

Photographers need to have a website that will do an effective job of showcasing their work. The Double Exposure theme offers 2 color schemes (light and dark) and a large homepage slideshow that will do just that.

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A polaroid based theme ideal for both personal blogs and showcasing your portfolio. Minimalist, clean, light and fast to load.

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Briefcase is a portfolio based free WordPress theme that could be used for a lot of purposes, beginning from a portfolio and gallery site and finishing to a blog and magazine one. It’s minimalist design was special created to catch the attention of everyone.

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A free minimal & responsive portfolio theme ideal for graphic designers or photographers.

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Grid Theme

Grid Theme Responsive is a WordPress Theme with mobile responsive design, featuring infinite scroll. Grid Theme is perfect for any creative to showcase their portfolio.

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First in Monokrome family and our most favourited theme to date. Strength lies on the unique main gallery that utilize jQuery Smart Column plugin. Not only it’ll display photos from Flickr but also stay fullsize as the screen increase.

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Axis is our new fullscreen portfolio wordpress theme. This is a premium quality theme with features on par with paid themes.The theme use WordPress 3 features like Custom post types, Custom taxonomies, Custom menus , featured thumbnails etc.  This will be a n ideal theme for professionals to exhibit their portfolio in style.

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Neptune is a free WordPress theme by WPExplorer.com that’s perfect for portfolio, gallery and photography websites to showcase photos. The theme has been setup using a custom post type for the portfolio so you can add your portfolio items, organize them into categories and show them off on the homepage.

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Photum is a theme to use with WordPress that will turn your site into a clean portfolio that you can use to show off your photos. We have designed it to be neutral and clean so your work can stand out.

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Pronto is a very clean and minimal jQuery Masonry WordPress theme that’s perfect for showcasing your posts in a grid like fashion, that will re-adjust depending on your visitors browser size. Everything is set to work right out of the box, simply install, add your posts and you are set.

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Photographer Free WordPress Theme is design for amateur and professional photographers to show and display their photography. This theme was inspired by the works of Thomas Hawk.

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Photolistic is a photography theme that can be used as a portfolio and a blog theme by photographers. It has a clean and minimal design that lets photography shine and it’s based on marketing principles that help photographers get more clients.

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Oliver Dale is the founder of Kooc Media, a small internet company based in the UK. Kooc Media runs several high-profile websites including WPLift, ThemeFurnace and DesignersTalk.

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  1. Vivek Kumar

    Really nice collection of themes. See I have made review on Massive Press wordpress magazine theme. http://blogvkp.com/massive-press-magazine-theme-by-press75/

  2. Marion

    Awsome collection. There is a lot to get through. Thanks!

  3. Jen

    Original themes! Congrats, great work! Till now I used like a source commercial portfolio themes from oQey Team, but I see that there are good photography themes for free here. Though, I’m not really sure if I will not have problems while installing them , or while working with them. That’s why I usually use commercial themes. See the oQey Themes, maybe next time when you will make a collection of commercial portfolio themes for photography you’ll use some of their themes, as I think they are worth it. Good luck!

  4. OpickAmikom

    thanks for your share

  5. Ghayoor Abbas

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