If you’re a photographer looking to make the most of 2013 on the web, setting yourself up a WordPress website could easily be one of the best choices you make.

While there are certainly a lot of portfolio and showcasing options out there, WordPress is unique in that whatever you build is 100% yours. You’re not dependent on anyone else’s hosted platform and you don’t have to play by anyone else’s rules. Which is a big bonus for photographers who garner a lot of attention. It allows you (and your website) to evolve in ways that grow your photography business and/or community.

With this in mind I’ve put together a roundup of 30 WordPress themes for photographers in 2013.

Scrollcase

Scrollcase is a tidy little theme which could be used for a personal portfolio website – show off your photos or graphic work in style with a separate portfolio section and an optional homepage slider.

The theme contains a normal blog section and some custom widgets so you can show off your flickr photos and list your latest tweets. It has several sidebars so you can have different content for your blog sidebar, pages sidebars and portfolio page sidebars. The theme has space for entering your twitter, facebook, RSS and dribbble usernames and will display links to them in the header with a count of how many followers you have.

Scrollcase WordPress Theme

  • Full Details | Price: $49 (Developer Club: $99)

Themesoft

ThemeSoft is a clean & responsive portfolio theme for creatives, businesses and freelancers. You can customize the homepage layout with the slider, intro text, call to action button (with icon), features widgets (with icons), portfolio and blog item modules. The theme is responsive which means it looks just as good on a large desk top display, tablet screens and mobile phone screens.

ThemeSoft WordPress Theme

Pressco

Pressco is a very clean and tidy portfolio style theme for businesses or freelancers to show off their work.

Pressco WordPress Theme

  • Full Details | Price: $49 (Developer Club: $99)

ePhoto

ePhoto was created for those looking to turn their blog into a photo gallery. While the theme was created with photographers in mind, it can certainly be used to display any type of digital imagery. While the main content of the theme is image based, I have also added the ability to create a separate blog page where normal blog posts can be integrated alongside your photos.

ePhoto WordPress Theme

  • Full Details | Price: $39 (comes with 80 other elegant themes!)

Origin

Origin is a stunning grid-based theme that tells a story through imagery. The theme creates a truly engaging experience by saturating the screen with your beautiful photos. The theme is also responsive, meaning it will look and work great on mobile devices as well. If you are an artist looking to showcase your latest work, or if you are a blogger looking to give your visitors a fun new way to browse your latest posts, then Origin is great choice for you!

Origin WordPress Theme

  • Full Details | Price: $39 (comes with 80 other elegant themes!)

Statua

Statua is another theme designed by Chris Rowe which is aimed at photo enthusiasts who want to use WordPress to show off their photos and galleries in a stylish fashion. The theme makes use of JavaScript sliders and alternative layouts to make it easy to setup and customize.

Statua WordPress Theme

Aperture

Aperture is a multi-functional photo-blogging theme with a unique home page, consisting of a latest posts slider, a visual category display, a blog module and lots of stylish widgetized spaces. With 12 alternate styles and a very visual archive system you should be able to house your photos/portfolio proudly in a theme that caters specifically for your needs.

Aperture WordPress Theme

Apparition

Stretch out with a refreshing design that focuses attention on your most memorable content.

The striking and spacious look of the Apparition theme will grab your audience, and its responsive features will effortlessly exhibit all of your work across all devices.

Apparition WordPress Theme

Crystal

The professional portfolio framework of the Crystal theme focuses the spotlight directly on the image you want to project.

Showcase your talents and services with the clarity of Crystal theme and show the world you’re serious about sharing your vision. Crystal gives you the perfect shot to do just that.

Crystal WordPress Theme

Expose

When you come in from the field, you want to effortlessly create a stunning display of your photographic work.

With a few clicks, Expose will give you the perfect framework to exhibit your passion worldwide.

Expose WordPress Theme

Landscape

It’s a great big world out there, and you want to shoot it all. Shouldn’t your work have an exceptional home?

Landscape is sophisticated and invisible enough to reveal the beauty in your pictures.

Landscape WordPress Theme

Manhattan

You’re going to make a big statement with the dramatic framing and high-styled portfolio of the Manhattan child theme.

Manhattan helps you capture client and customer attention with its simple design and smart layouts that shine a light directly on your talents and services.

Manhattan WordPress Theme

Pretty Pictures

Focus attention squarely on your photographic talents with the distinctive layout of Pretty Pictures theme.

The sharp contrast and mobile-responsive flexibility of this inspired design integrates all of your needs into one powerful, out-of-the-box experience.

Pretty-Pictures WordPress Theme

Stretch

Easily connect with your audience on whatever device they choose with the fluid versatility of the Stretch child theme.

The smart and deceptively simple design of our most flexible theme yet gives you full control of an out-of-the-box mobile responsive website, right now.

The-Stretch WordPress Theme

Fluxus

Fluxus is a magazine inspired WordPress theme. It features a portfolio horizontal layout, which allows you to showcase your work side by side. Just like we are used to see it in print. It focuses on big images, minimal design, beautiful typography, so that your art is free to stand out.

Fluxus WordPress Theme

ShowOff

ShowOff is a powerful & stylish wordpress portfolio theme. It is the perfect platform for anyone who wants to show off their work, wether it being photography, video or graphics, in a professional yet stylish and intuitive way. ShowOff doesn’t just stop at showing your work though, it also have tons of other features, like a blog, several different page templates for your content, and a huge amount of shortcodes.

Showoff WordPress Theme

Sniper

Sniper is a Powerful Premium Responsive + Liquid WordPress Theme built for Photographers, Creative Agencies or Portfolio website. All elements of our Theme are liquid so it sucsesfully adapts to any device from Desktop to Mobile.

Sniper WordPress Theme

SmartScreen

SmartScreen is a fullscreen responsive wordpress theme which offers CMS functionality to your website.

SmartScreen WordPress Theme

Photojax

Photojax is a clean and minial, yet unique, WordPress photography theme. This sleek and modern theme features two color skins, beautiful galleries using the premium Royal Slider plugin ($20 value), an audio player, and a minimal blog (all you’ll need for a great photography portfolio). Although designed for photographers it can be a great theme for graphic designers, architects, and anyone else with an image based portfolio.

Photojax WordPress Theme

Everest

Everest theme is a super clean, incredibly flexible, and fully responsive WordPress theme. Built with HTML5 and CSS3 and with a super easy to use, yet insanely powerful admin panel that enables you to quickly alter all colors and images for text including links, set page / header and footer backgrounds and menu colors. Everything is simple to change making this the only theme you need. For those using this for clients, adapting to their existing brand colors so quickly, will mean money back in your pocket.

Everest WordPress Theme

Valerie

Valerie is a full ajax site with a unique design. It’s a minimal yet powerful wordpress theme. It contains two preset skins, dark and light and also unlimited other color options for every element. Valerie is a perfect theme for photographers or other artist to showcase their work in a professional way. It has a compatible layout with mobile devices. We have tested it in all major browsers in desktop and mobile devices.

Valerie WordPress Theme

Source

Source is a responsive theme perfect for photographers. It is fully compatible with mobile devices and it contains many options that will make it easy to customize to fit your needs. Source theme includes shortcodes plugin with 17 button tinymce and very flexible admin theme options.

Source WordPress Theme

Mixer

Mixer – Responsive WordPress Theme is high quality creative premium WP theme. Design is unique, modern and with mixer custom administration it offers an easy way of adding, sorting and editing your portfolio items, blog posts. It is SEO optimised and ready for online photography, design studio, another business or just personal portfolio website.

Mixer WordPress Theme

Self Titled

Self Titled is responsive WordPress photography theme with unique custom-written slider. Works great for both portrait and landscape photography.

Self-Titled WordPress Theme

Iris

Iris is a boldly designed WordPress theme for photographers.

Iris WordPress Theme

Elitist

Elitist is completely responsive from 1200px to an iPhone’s screen so you do not lose customers regardless of the device they use to see your website.

ELITIST WordPress Theme

Folio

This theme was designed for the photography, retail trade but can be adapted to fit just about any industry.

Folio WordPress Theme

Franklyn

Franklyn is a responsive, multi purpose premium WordPress theme. Franklyn is ideal for a range of applications, from standard blogs to creative portfolios. Franklyn avoids falling into the trap of feature bloat and inflexibility that many other themes suffer from.

Franklyn WordPress Theme

PhotoPro

PhotoPro is exactly what it sounds like…a professionally developed WordPress theme for photographers. The theme’s main focus is providing 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 stand out from the crowd and captivate your visitors attention.

PhotoPro WordPress Theme

Full Fashion

The web-site is created using ajax, in this way every page is loaded without refreshing the browser. The template has a nice transition when chaning paging which will make your web-site a lot more different than the majority of existing templates.

Full-Fashion WordPress Theme


Hi! I'm Nathan B Weller: writer, book lover, and digital publisher. I use WordPress to launch blogs, products, businesses and portfolios for myself and my clients. If you'd like to see what I'm up to on a regular basis stop by my website at www.nathanbweller.com.

Siteground Hosting
Does WPLift load fast for you? That’s because we use Siteground for hosting, WPLift readers can click here to get up to 60% off hosting for your site.

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links for which we will receive compensation if a purchase is made.

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Leave Yours +

4 Comments

  1. Image Masking

    Huge collection of themes for photography sites.

  2. Erica Adamson

    Great work!!!

  3. Douglas Hallor

    First ones and Frankin are really nice wordpress themes

  4. Clipping Path

    Thanks for your Post; it really provides me lot information regarding my work.

  • Comments are Closed

Our Sponsors

SEND ME FREE WORDPRESS STUFF!

Join our Newsletter to Receive 6 Free WordPress Themes

We will also send you our weekly Newsletter packed with the Latest WordPress Content.

We will look after your email & Never Spam!

You have Successfully Subscribed!