One of the most popular purposes for setting up a personal website of any kind is to show off your creative work. In a way, that’s what blogging is all about and so it’s actually the spark that ignited WordPress in the first place; a desire to share thoughts and creations.

Well today I’ve put together a collection of over 50 Free WordPress Portfolio Themes for Photographers wanting to share their work with the masses via a self-hosted WordPress website. Oh, and they’re all free. Enjoy!

Espied

A portfolio theme for designers and photographers. Great for showing off your image oriented projects to the world.

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Museum

Museum is a theme crafted to showcase all of your best photographs, drawings, or illustrations. Featuring elegant, museum-inspired typography and ample room for your images, Museum pays special attention to category and media attachment pages to help your collections shine.

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SoloFolio

A portfolio platform for creatives

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Ravel

Ravel is a responsive blog, portfolio, and professional profile theme built with the latest standards in Web design.

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Katori

Katori is a portfolio theme that you can use to show off your great work. Made specifically for photographers, Katori offers a responsive layout, a full screen slider, many options conveniently located in the Customizer, custom widgets and much more.

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Harmonic

Harmonic makes your content sing. No matter if you are a band looking to get a record deal, a travel blogger wanting to document your trip around the world or just someone that wants to make their home on WordPress.

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Edda

Edda is a child theme of the Saga theme. Featuring a narrower content area and sepia-toned images, Edda takes the elegance of Saga and gives it a new tone. With room for your big, beautiful photos and displaying elegant, classical type, Edda is built for dedicated writers and bloggers like you to showcase your work.

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Auto Focus

Auto Focus is a free WordPress theme created with photographers in mind. It uses a responsive layout and includes a variety of features that make it a great choice for photographers who need an attractive and effective web presence.

Auto-Focus WordPress Theme

Klean

An attractive WordPress theme with many features to make your site appear beautiful and a class apart from the rest. An attractive full window header and smooth looks of the theme are sure to blow you away. (NOTE: This theme uses CSS3 heavily; so older browsers, don’t bother downloading).

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Meris

Meris is a free WordPress theme that can be use for various purposes, for business, travel, food, service and more. The clean homepage layout is very flexible due to it allows to add widgets. Meris theme comes with full-width sliders in the homepage and small featured sliders in the sidebar(optional), portfolios, social icons, slogan, and other popular widgets.

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Classic Photography

Classic Photography is our latest free WordPress theme, and this one has loads of features that make it a great choice for photographers who need a quality website.

Classic-Photography WordPress Theme

Phogra

Phogra is a responsive and customizable photography portfolio. It is our interpretation of how a photofolio should look like. As with all of our templates, we focused on usability across various devices, starting with smartphones.

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Editor

Editor puts bold and beautiful publishing right at your fingertips with comfortable, legible typography and large featured images. Using Featured Posts, you can display your favorite articles or editorials in the sidebar for even more exposure. Please open the readme.txt file to learn how to use Editor.

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Jkreative Lite

Jkreativ Lite is 100% Responsive also featured masonry blog layout. This themes is retina ready so your themes will seems perfect on every modern device and cross browser compatibility.

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Widely

Widely WordPress Theme is minimalistic theme perfect for for businesses, creatives, and individuals who want to quickly publish their portfolio and anyone else who’s serious about having a simple, well designed website with a full powered content manager.

Widely WordPress Theme

Create

Make a remarkable first impression on your website visitors with a large headline & full-page background. How do you do it best? Do it through Create, our new WordPress Theme! Create is super easy to use and has unconventional out-of-the-box features.

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Codium Now

Codium Now is a WordPress theme with a thumbnail display on the home page and a fixed menu on top. The theme is fully responsive so it fits well on mobile. The theme also includes the option of Custom Header which is also responsive.

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Elegant Photography

This free theme allows photographers to create a beautiful portfolio/blog. The theme design is stylish without overpowering your photos, which deserve to have the visitor’s attention.

Elegant-Photography WordPress Theme

High Resolution Theme

High Resolution is a free WordPress theme for photographers. It uses a stunning full-size background slide show that makes your homepage an effective showcase for your best work.

High-Resolution-Theme WordPress Theme

Oversized Photo Theme

Oversized is perfect for allowing your photos to speak for your quality of work. With the high-resolution background slideshow your visitors won’t be able to miss your best photos. You can choose the transition effect for the slideshow. You can also create as many custom photo galleries as you like, and all of the photos in those galleries will be shown on your portfolio page.

Oversized-Photo-Theme WordPress Theme

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Boksy Lite

Boksy is a clean and minimal responsiveWordPress theme for personal bloggers. Putting content first is the key focus in the overall design. It looks good both on large and small screens. If you are familiar to use WordPress, you already know how to use Boksy as it is built with the most essential and standards of the WordPress framework.

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Portfolium

Neat and flexible grid-based theme for WordPress CMS, Portfolium can be used on portfolio web-sites or blogs. If you are designer, artist, photographer, or other creative specialist you can take a full advantage of Portfolium’s fresh minimalistic design that is perfect as is or as a foundation for your custom design. If you don’t need to showcase any works and just want to share some content, you can switch theme to blog style in a few seconds.

Portfolium WordPress Theme

Grid Theme Responsive

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.

Grid-Theme-Responsive WordPress Theme

Grid Portfolio

Portfolio Theme WordPress is clean theme with grid like layout, this WordPress theme is perfect to showcase any portfolio. Grid Portfolio has nice and unique structure to show any artwork.

Grid-Portfolio WordPress Theme

Portfolio

WordPress theme for creatives.

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Portfolio Press

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. An options panel is available for uploading logos and changing the layout. There’s also support for various post formats and menus.

Portfolio-Press WordPress Theme

IH Photographer

IH Photographer WordPress theme is meant for people to Create Portoflio Websites. Although, the name suggests it, but its not just for Photographers. All kinds of Artists can use this theme to ShowCase their Talent.

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Gridsby

Pinterest style Gallery theme.

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Hatch

Hatch is a simple photography and portfolio WordPress theme. Optimized for mobile browsing – the responsive layout will automatically detect if the visitor is viewing your site on a desktop screen or a mobile device (smartphone or tablet) and will adjust accordingly. A parent theme – easy to customize via child themes, and built on the Hybrid Core framework.

Hatch WordPress Theme

Vaaka

It is all about the balance in life and in written word. Vaaka theme goal is to make publishing your written word fun and easy at the same time.

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Swiss Dessign

Swiss WordPress Theme was inspire by the minimal and modern style of the Swiss designers.

Swiss-Dessign WordPress Theme

Yarn

Like its parent theme, Saga, Yarn is specifically tailored to writers, focusing on the display of the written word, using big, bold images to draw your reader in.

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Style Dessign Theme

The Style Theme by dessign is a great minimal theme for artists, photographers and designers.

Style-Dessign-Theme WordPress Theme

Simply Delicious

‘Simply Delicious’ is a free WordPress Theme based on mmminimal. This minimalistic theme features big images, clean styles and easy browsing… perfect for modern blogs or even portfolios.

Simply-Delicious WordPress Theme

Minimatica

A stylish and modern minimalist theme with a beautiful image gallery slider and an optional blog view. With support for post formats, audio and video playback, ideal for showcasing photography portfolios or podcasting but also great for your everyday blogging.

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Simple Grid

Simple Grid Theme Responsive is a WordPress Theme with mobile and tablet responsive design. Grid like design Theme is perfect for any creative agency to showcase their portfolio. Inspired by the works of El-Studio creative graphic design studio.

Simple-Grid WordPress Theme

Sharpfolio

Sharpfolio is a WordPress theme designed to enable Web Designers, Graphic Designers, Photographers, Motion Designers, Artists or any creative professional to showcase their work in a simple, clean, beautiful portfolio. Sharpfolio aims to focus primarily on your work, because after all, this is what’s most important.

Sharpfolio WordPress Theme

Photographer

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

Photographer WordPress Theme

Ultra Grid

Ultra Grid Theme is beautiful and modern WordPress theme with a grid like design. This is perfect theme for any artist to showcase their portfolio in a grid layout style.

Ultra-Grid-Theme WordPress Theme

Shaken & Stirred

Shaken Grid uses jQuery Masonry which “arranges elements vertically then horizontally according to a grid.” The result is a gap-less layout even if you have varying post heights.

Shaken-and-Stirred WordPress Theme

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MaryAnne

MaryAnne is an easily customizable WordPress Blog, Portfolio and eCommerce theme.

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Studio Dessign Theme

Studio Theme is a great theme for artists, designers and photographers.

Studio-Dessign-Theme WordPress Theme

Pho

Lean, fast WordPress theme.

Pho Free WP Theme

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Photoria

Photoria is a simple & stylish theme ready to be used for your Photoblog or Portfolio website.

Photoria WordPress Theme

Photum

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.

Photum WordPress Theme

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Hoffman

Hoffman is a beautifully minimal, responsive and retina-ready theme for bloggers

Hoffman Free WP Theme

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Shuttershot

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. If you are using a slideshow on the homepage you can set a custom page template as the blog. I have created a screencast to show you how to add items to the slideshow.

Shuttershot WordPress Theme

Convac Lite

Convac Lite is elegant WordPress theme solely designed for web bloggers. The main aim of theme is to improve blog’s appearance for the end users and making blog posting a cakewalk task for bloggers.

Convac Lite Free WP Theme

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Photolistic

This is a very simple & minimalistic theme for people that want simplicity and easy to follow content. It’s great for companies that have a little amount of products.

Photolistic WordPress Theme

Goran

Goran is a functional and responsive multi-purpose theme that is the perfect solution for your business’s online presence.

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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.

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8 Comments

  1. Great roundup Nathan and thanks for featuring our Simply Delicious theme!

    We have free WordPress theme called “Photopia Lite” that is our main free photography theme that I think would be a perfect fit for this roundup of great templates: http://demo.themecobra.com/photopialite/

  2. Mind if I drop our hat into the ring as well? Along with these great recomendations we recently launched Capture, which uses some cutting edge technology for full screen photo display.

    Check it out here: http://slocumthemes.com/wordpress-themes/capture-free/

    Thanks for putting this list together!

  3. SmartCode

    The SHUTTERSHOT theme is really awesome. I like the deafult pic with zebra and lion :}

  4. Hello Nathan,
    We have a beautiful WordPress them in our collection worth checking out. Please have a look and I’d love to hear your feedback http://www.themexpert.com/wordpress-themes/switch

    Thanks

  5. Jasper Brooks

    These themes are great! But won’t they slow down the loading period of the website? I’ve read it from here http://www.lionleaf.com/blog/is-it-better-to-have-a-pretty-design-or-a-fast-loading-website-%E2%80%A8/ that having a stylish design can make a website slow down.

    Do you have any tips for me to work on both stylish and fast loading website at the same time?

    Thanks in advance.
    Jasper

  6. thanh

    i like theme Phogra. thanks so much

  7. Bareera Ahmed

    Thanks for sharing this great collection of portfolio themes !! These themes will be very useful for us, till n ow i am using TemplateToaster for making varieties of themes but now I am going to choose Grid Portfolio theme for my current project. I have used many themes in the past but I like to redesign my website every year and this feels the right theme to kickstart my website in 2015.

  8. kompas hari ini

    These themes are great!

    But won’t they slow down the loading period of the website?

    I’ve read it from here… but thanks for your article

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