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Published on Mon, May-30-2011 by Dainis

30+ Elegant Free/Premium WordPress Portfolio Themes For Photographers


Portfolio WordPress themes are designed for web portfolios to show latest photographers, web and graphic designers artworks, awards and contacts. Are increasingly using WordPress as the base for the portfolio because it is easy to use and modify, well indexed in search engines.

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A couple of weeks ago a friend of mine have asked me to recommend a good portfolio WordPress theme for the photographer’s website and I decided to search to find a cool theme. After my researches, I created a list with 30 elegant WordPress portfolio theme for photographers. Since these themes will be useful for other photographers and designers, I decided from this list to create this post. In this showcase you will find more than 30 free portfolio themes that are simple and without more extras and also stunning premium portfolio themes for a small fee (starting from $20).

Free WordPress Gallery and Photography Themes

Fotofolio Landscape

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Fotofolio Landscape is a WordPress theme specially designed for Visual Artist, Photographer, or any media designer, to show off their works.

Simple, fast, easy to use, even for beginner, most of all it’s free…

Fotofolio Landscape

Photo Biyori

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Photo-Biyori is a simple yet beautiful WordPress theme that can generate thumbnail automatically. This is widget ready theme with default picture size 500px.

Features and Functions: Auto-generated thumbnails; Random Link feature; Widgets support; Thread format for display comments.

Photo Biyori

Photo Blog

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Photo Blog is a simple WordPress theme. This theme is specially made for photo blogs with single column design. Important here it’s simple, clean and easy to modify.

Photo Blog

Viewport

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Viewport is a free WordPress theme from Paul Bennett. It features a clean and simple layout with sliding ‘panels’ displaying images to represent posts. It also features a user-changeable background (color or image) and other customizable elements. Viewport is now integrated into PhotoQ Photoblog Plugin. PhotoQ is a WordPress plugin that turns your blog into a photoblog. If you are a photo enthusiast or simply have a lot of pictures to post, PhotoQ is your ideal companion.

Viewport

Imbalance

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Imbalance is an excellent choice for any online magazine, blog or portfolio websites. This free WordPress theme designed with a contemporary modern vibe in a minimalistic style. By the use of Imbalance theme, you can easily fresh-up your project whether it is a blog or i-magazine. In consideration of additional features and flexible layout it is a very user-friendly theme that can attract new visitors to your web-site.

Imbalance

Portfolium

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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

Snapshot

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Snapshot is the framework-equivalent of WooThemes Showcase – so that already guarantees you an awesome experience! Snapshot is also flexible and can be used for either a photo showcase, portfolio or design gallery. These are some of the more unique features that you will find within the theme: Two different theme layouts / capabilities to allow you to switch between a photoblog / portfolio showcasing your own work or using Snapshot as a design gallery; Three uniquely, different color schemes.

Snapshot

Autofocus

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AutoFocus+ is a clean and simple WordPress theme developed for photographers looking to showcase their work. A slight departure from the original version, AutoFocus+ takes things a bit further by providing stronger markup. ’s also designed on an 800px, 8 column grid which truly allows your images to shine. This new version also boasts a sharper typographic approach with a 22px baseline grid.

Autofocus

Grace WordPress Photoblog Theme

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Grace is a stylish, minimalistic photoblog theme for WordPress and it’s completely free. Grace’s muted color scheme and big frame puts your photos right at the center of the blog making colors seem even more vibrant and beautifully complementing those in black and white.

Grace WordPress Photoblog Theme

Free Photo Gallery Theme By ShutterThemes

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This is a free Photo Gallery theme provided by ShutterThemes. It comes without warranty or support, other than what you’ll find in our Help page.

Free Photo Gallery Theme

Infinity

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The theme has 3 fixed columns, thumbnails integration, Flickr, Delicious and Twitter integration as well as an attractive visual design. The theme was designed by Zhang Yichi, the creative mind behind Vikiworks Studio from Shanghai, China especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers.

Infinity

Reflection: Photoblog Theme

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Design-wise it’s all very simple. There’s a heavy amount of AJAX behind the front page, but it’s handled in a graceful way should JavaScript not be running. Everything on the site uses mootools for any AJAX requests or effects, which is a cracking little library. By far and away the best 3rd party JS library I’ve ever seen.

Reflection

F8 Lite

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A photography & multimedia portfolio theme for WordPress.

F8 Lite

Minimatica Free WordPress Theme

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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. The theme comes with two view modes: a gallery view for photoblogging and the classical blog view. Supports post thumbnails, the all-new WordPress 3.1 post formats and takes them a step further by offering audio & video playback.

Minimatica

Portfolio Press

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Portfolio Press an excellent theme for showcasing your photography, art, web sites, or other projects. It also works nicely as a regular blog site. An options panel is included for uploading logos and and changing the layout.

Portfolio Press

Premium WordPress Themes For Photographers

Invictus – A Premium Photographer Portfolio Theme {$35}

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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.

Invictus

Photorific – Photography WordPress Theme {$30}

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

With Photorific, you can set as many background images as you want for every page, post, & portfolio item. The image will be automatically stretched to fit the users browser. This theme also comes with a color picker, 30+ shortcodes, 3 widgets, an AJAX contact form, unlimited sidebars and much more. You can also choose your own fonts for regular text, and choose from 7 preinstalled cufon fonts that look great.

Photorific

PicTree – A clean Photographer WordPress Theme {$35}

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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…

PicTree

King Size – Fullscreen Background WordPress Theme {$35}

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Including a variety of options, King Size can be suitable to fit any particular use. Offering you five very different gallery styles (including 4 additional layout styles for ColorBox, FancyBox and prettyPhoto), with ability to blog about your photos (attach featured images) and etc.

Creating a Gallery / Portfolio can’t be any easier. You just upload your images via Media Gallery (all explained in the documentation) and automatically those images are converted to the Gallery Type you have selected for that specific page. There are no extra steps, just upload your images and click publish.

King Size

Sideways Portfolio Website WordPress Theme {$35}

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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.

Sideways Portfolio Website WordPress Theme

KIN – Minimalist Photography WordPress Template {$30}

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KIN is a minimalist magazine style photography template (WordPress version). With 2 style variations and support both image gallery and videos.

KIN

Core Minimalist Photography Portfolio {$35}

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

Core Minimalist

Village – An Awesome Fullscreen WordPress Theme {$35}

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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…

Village

Milky Way – Full Screen Professional Portfolio {$35}

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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.

Milky Way

Viewfinder: Photography WordPress Theme {$35}

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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.

Viewfinder is perfect for photographers which need a simple yet elegant showcase for their artwork. Coming in two different flavors, light or dark, and with the ability to add an unlimited number of galleries, there’s plenty of scope to set this up just the way you want it.

Viewfinder

PictureThis – Fullscreen Portfolio WordPress Theme {$30}

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

PictureThis

Adventure – A Unique Photography WordPress Theme {$30}

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Adventure is a minimal photography WordPress theme with a unique look and functionality that completely ditches the standard layout. It concentrates on content and your imagery with a great range of shortcodes, theme options framework and more…

Adventure

PhotoPurePress – WordPress for Photographers {$25}

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PurePhotoPress is professional WordPress theme for photographers. Creating your photo gallery website has never been so easy! In version 1.4 you’ll find new Slider Manager, where you can create and manage slides on home page easily. You can also now change size of thumbnails on front page, or post slider height.

PhotoPurePress - WordPress for Photographers

Flashlike Photographer {$25}

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Flashlike Photographer is CMS Theme for photographers. It allows you to publish your photos and present them in the best way possible. Flashlike Photographer comes with comprehensive options page where you can set various parameters.

Flashlike Photographer

Photo Nexus WordPress Gallery 2 in 1 {$30}

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Photo Nexus WordPress gallery is a 2 color variation ( Bright and Dark) theme. This theme is great for those who need a convenient way to publish and showcase a self managed Gallery of Photos, Artworks or Designs. The theme features modern yet minimalistic style so that your work will be guaranteed to be on focus.

Photo Nexus WordPress Gallery 2 in 1

Photographer Dream WordPress Theme {$25}

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This particular theme was built especially for photographers. Website visitors will see photographer’s works straight from the main page saving time for the unwanted clicks are eliminated! Another trick embodied in the set-up is “Dimmer”. It allows you to see how the picture would look with a different background. To do that – roll over gray scale rectangles above the picture to adjust the color of the background.

Photographer Dream WordPress Theme

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4 Responses

  • Swamykant say:

    woow. very good collection.

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  • Marios say:

    Nice collection, Milky Way theme looks very nice and professional,

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  • Bryce Wisekal say:

    Hi there!

    I’m one of the authors behind the WordPress template “KingSize WordPress”, I am Bryce with Our Web Media and just wanted to stop in and say thanks for including our template in your selection. Great resourceful find! :)

    - Bryce Wisekal

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