25 High Quality WordPress Photography Themes for 2011

I have covered free portfolio themes and commercial portfolio themes on WPLIft before, which could be suitable for photographers but today’s post is a roundup of themes that have been designed specifically with photography in mind. These themes allow you to display your work in a clean environment and most have galleries and full screen image capabilities – perfect for showing off your photos.

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The most popular photography WordPress theme in the world with 8,000 happy photographers. The only WordPress theme with built-in ecommerce image galleries. 60 Different styles.


Fullscreen Photography portfolio and blog theme


PhotoGrid is a unique one page ajax WordPress Theme for photography. PhotoGrid was pure photography portfolio theme, so no blog functionality for now.


Atlas is the Premium Photography, Portfolio, Personal website Template built with latest WordPress features. Custom Post Type and Image Uploader etc.


FIAT LUX is the best way to make fullscreen image and video background websites with an elegant minimal design. Highly customizable, you can choose unlimited color schemes and 11 templates to build your website.

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Digi Photo

DigiFoto is a minimalist photography theme. DigiFoto comes with light and dark color variations. Supports both landscape and portrait images, and video.


PANORAMA is a full screen WordPress theme perfect for a variety of purposes, even is focused for photographers and photography, or other wide graphic works. It’s easy to use, easy to customize to fit your needs and doesn’t bring things what you don’t need. Sliding content, instant galleries are created with no headaches (all explained in the documentation).

Chocolate WP

Refined and elegant template with complex and precise combination of light gradients and shadows. It was created to serve you as unique showcase of your works with strong blogging component.


Sooji WordPress template has been created for photographers or any organization that focuses on images in their portfolio. Sooji comes with 2 color skins: light and dark. It also has a lot of other features like: Background Slider, Portfolio Carousel, Tabs, Toggle, etc.

Brick + Mason

Brick + Mason is ideal for photographers and/or design studios. It utilizes infinite scrolling so users don’t have to leave the page to experience all your talent. This theme also uses the jQuery masonry plugin so the content will fit any browser size.


Core is the Minimalist Photography, Portfolio, Personal website Template built with latest WordPress features. Custom Post Type and Image Uploader etc.


If you love photography or general creativeness and want new interesting ways to display your work then this really is the theme for you. If you are not that familiar with WordPress the video tutorials will guide you through how to create everything you need. The theme also has helpful hints throughout to let you know what everything does.

Milky Way

Milky Way combines the beauty of a Translucent Design, with a well thought User Interface. Designed from the ground up to be Robust, Fully Featured, Sexy and easy to use.

View Finder

Viewfinder is a photography theme which provides the perfect showcase for your art. There are no gimmicks, nothing that will fall out out fashion, just a timeless design that focuses user’s attention on you and your talent – this is how it should be.

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This theme is best suited for Photography, Video showcase, Fashion Models, Personal Works Showcase and Business Portfolios


PictureThis is a powerful, premium WordPress theme great for photography and portfolio websites but can also be used for other projects.

WordPress Zoom

WordPress Zoom is the ultimate portfolio and product showcase theme. This theme is optimized for touch on the iPad and even supports keyboard control (arrow keys and spacebar).


Photopassion is premium WordPress gallery theme, designed for photographers, can be your perfect online portfolio and personal website.


Specere is a feature packed WordPress Theme aimed at creatives, photographers and people looking to showcase their images fullscreen, maximum impact, no fuss. Fully automated gallery. Just add your images and the theme will do the rest.


Invictus is a powerful Premium WordPress Theme for Photographer or Portfolio Websites. You can use Invictus just the way you like. The possibilities are endless! Its optimal for Photographers, Digital Artists, Designer or even Private Persons, who want to present their images in a unique Way.


Photorific is a premium WordPress theme great for photography and portfolio websites but can also be used for other projects.


PicTree is a clean Photographer WordPress Theme with a clean and simple look and feel with focus on your work and talent. Present your images in a unique and custom Photo Scroller on your Homepage. Pictree brings you two different Color Schemes (Black & White), nice shortcodes, easy to use theme options, a custom post type for your Photos and more.

King Size

King Size makes perfect for a variety of purposes, although focused towards Photographers and those using Portfolios to display their past and present work collections.


Sideways is a portfolio theme that offers both horizontal and grid layouts. It incorporates eye catching full screen background images that scale to fit all resolutions and window sizes as well as strong and elegant typography and design.


Show off your work with this easy-to-customize and fully featured WordPress theme. When purchasing this theme, you will receive video documentation and a written help file along with additional options like choosing between 12 color schemes.


The objective of Photon from the beginning of its development was to ‘simulate’ a flash gallery. With that in mind, we were able to create a full screen HTML showcase template that works on any resolution.



Oliver Dale is the founder of Kooc Media, An Internet Company based in Manchester, UK. I founded WPLift and ThemeFurnace, find out more on my Personal Blog. Thanks!

4 thoughts on “25 High Quality WordPress Photography Themes for 2011

  1. does anyone make templates for photographers with slideshows that accomadate sqaure and portrait shaped photos? all of it seems to be shaped for landscape. and all the full screen ones crop the photo rather than leaving it the actual shape… any suggestions?

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