WordPress Themes With Great Use of Photography

WordPress is a world of creativity, and the best of it comes forward with photography and related themes. Whether you’re a photography beginner just starting out, a professional with a huge stack of pictures already to your name, an enthusiast, or just an avid photo-blogger; you’ll find the best ways to showcase your work online with stunning themes.

To help you narrow it down a bit, here’s a list of 15 of our favorite photography themes.

Because the best things in life are free, let’s start with 5 of the most awesome freebies. Take a look:

Gallery

Gallery is nice and clean and has everything you need, namely:

BIG Gallery

  • Responsive design
  • SEO optimized
  • Cross-browser compatible
  • Auto updates and support
  • Fast loading
  • Easy navigation

You get a simple, distraction-free theme with sweet typography and icons. It’s perfect for every photographer.

Divina

Divina is dark and beautiful. It’s also packing features like:

Divina

  • Fully responsive
  • Easy navigation
  • Nice icons (for ‘loading’, post types)
  • Custom 404 page
  • Active support from author

Divina is great for haute couture glamour photography and portfolios if you want visitors to focus on your work and nothing else.

Radar

Radar

This theme will cozy up to the rebel in you in no time. It has:

  • Responsive design
  • Easy, multiple level navigation that looks great
  • Custom sidebars and footers (you can add your own widgets)
  • Great icons
  • Flat style elements and design (to keep focus on your pictures)
  • Additional customization (full support and documentation from authors)
  • Translation ready
  • Cross-browser compatible

The amazing full-width slider at the landing is obviously awesome. It’s a great theme for photo-bloggers and magazines alike.

Lens

Lens

Lens is the perfect example of how beauty lies in simplicity. That’s not to say it’s lacking in any sense. It has:

  • Responsive, Retina-ready design
  • Multiple layouts (Homepage, blog pages)
  • Optional sidebars
  • Integrated Google Fonts
  • Easy navigation
  • Customizable (with great support from author)
  • Passionate photo-bloggers, this theme is for you.

Adirondack

Adirondack

Adirondack is elegant and has everything a photo-blogger could need:

  • Responsive design
  • Grid layout for featured content
  • Jetpack enabled (for infinite scroll and Photon)
  • Easy navigation
  • 4-columned collapsible ‘footer’ (at the top of the page)
  • Neat typography and fonts
  • Customizable (support from authors)

This theme is perfect for photographers and bloggers alike.

RokoPhoto

RokoPhoto

A theme for photographers designed by photographers, RokoPhoto is stunning, stylish, and shrewd. You get:

  • Responsive
  • Custom widgets included
  • Easy to use and customize
  • Translation-ready
  • Cross browser compatible
  • Great typography and icons
  • Selectively placed CTA buttons
  • Added blog for long-form writing
  • Smooth and easy navigation

It doesn’t binge on design elements and lets your work speak for itself. For professionals, it’s a must. Savvy?

Lumen

Lumen

This lovely theme tells your story like no other. Lumen has:

  • Responsive, Retina-ready design
  • Amazing customizations (12 backgrounds, options panel, great support and documentation)
  • Unique and easy navigation
  • Ajax support
  • Cross-browser compatible
  • Translation ready
  • Beautiful icons and typography
  • Added Blog
  • Fast load time

That’s just the tip of the iceberg. It’s perfect for photographers who want a unique showcase for their work.

Photex

Photex

For professional photographers looking for more than a portfolio showcase, Photex is the end of the search. Check out the features:

  • Responsive design
  • Great typography
  • Awesome icons (Font Awesome integrated)
  • Shortcodes and PSD files available
  • WooCommerce integrated
  • Added custom widgets
  • Customizable (sidebars, gallery presentation, support from authors)
  • Easy, elegant navigation
  • Infinite scroll
  • Added blog

It’s everything you need is packed in one stunning theme.

Coastline

Coastline

A chic theme for photographers and photo-bloggers alike, Coastline combines class with performance.

  • Responsive, Retina-ready design
  • Customizations (Theme options, layout options)
  • Nice shortcode library
  • Added custom widgets
  • SEO and page-speed optimized
  • WP-update friendly (works with latest and preceding release)
  • Translation ready
  • Great support and theme updates (for 1 year)
  • HTML version and PSD files included (For complete customization)
  • Infinite scrolling (Homepage portfolio content)
  • Simple navigation

There’s nothing not to love in this theme.

Chocolate

Chocolate

If you are into glamor/ high-fashion photography, this theme is the best fit for your work.

  • Responsive design
  • Spectacularly unique 3D slideshow
  • Password-protected portfolios/albums (for members, premium users, ‘classified till completion’ etc.)
  • Added custom widgets
  • Homepage video
  • Added blog
  • Shortcodes
  • Customization options
  • Tumblr style post types
  • Masonry (auto-fit) posts layout
  • Available support
  • Easy  navigation

It’s efficient, elegant, and unique.

ePix

ePix

ePix is in vogue and au courant with everything you need to show-off (and sell) your snapshots in style.

  • Responsive, Retina-ready design
  • Superb, Live customizations (skins, advanced theme options with built-in Customizer)
  • 5 gallery display options (portfolio, grid, 3D carousel, Stage, Group Slider)
  • Added custom widgets
  • Visual page builder (for easy upload and page creation)
  • WooCommerce integrated
  • Ajax Lazy load support
  • Translation ready
  • Added blog
  • Outstanding navigation (drop down, collapsible menu)
  • SEO optimized
  • Great support

It’s a classic, with all you need and more.

Kameron

Kameron

This theme looks and feels exquisite yet effortless. Kameron packs:

  • Responsive design
  • 3 (Dark, white, and Green) demos’ content
  • SEO and Page-speed optimized
  • Easy setup and customization
  • Panoramic image-support
  • Great customization (navigation, background and colors, shortcodes)
  • Good support from authors and updates
  • Youtube and Vimeo support

It’s the kind of theme that sets trends.

Ideas

Ideas

This is one of those themes that will put life in your pictures, figuratively speaking. Here’s why:

  • Responsive, Retina-ready design
  • Touch-swipe and 6 kinds of homepage slideshows (still and animated)
  • 2 demos (dark and light)
  • Added Custom Widgets
  • SEO optimized
  • WooCommerce integrated
  • Great customizations (shortcodes, theme options, color controls)
  • Translation ready
  • Added blog
  • Easy navigation
  • Great support and documentation

Take the hint and get Ideas.

Sirius

Sirius

Modern and minimalistic, Sirius is a no-nonsense, back-to-basics-but-with-bangs sort of theme.

  • Responsive, Retina-ready design
  • Great CSS3 animations
  • Great gallery types (Ajax Grid, Masonry, Fullscreen, Kenburns, and more)
  • Great customizations (layout, colors, typography)
  • Easy migration (Built-in export-import theme settings)
  • Easy, off-canvas navigation
  • WooCommerce integrated
  • Music support
  • Filterable content
  • Added blog

For no (obvious) bells or whistles, go with Sirius.

Big Gallery

Gallery

A photographer will let their pictures do the talking. This theme lets you do just that.

  • Responsive design
  • Brilliant slideshows (fill, uncut, full width, and more)
  • Auto-hide navigation on slideshows (hover/tap for show)
  • Smooth, multi level navigation
  • Great customizations (portfolio types, light/dark skins, typography, advanced theme options and more)
  • Added custom widgets
  • Added blog with 3 layouts
  • Cross browser compatible
  • Translation ready
  • Full screen video (self hosted, Youtube, etc.)
  • Great documentation and support.

Need I say more?

Author Bio: Tracey is well known as a professionally qualified Web developer with hobbies of innovative and technical writing. Currently, she is employed at HireWPGeeks Ltd, where she provides WordPress theme customization service with her team of expert developers. Being a passionate writer, she uses to write unique and useful tutorials related to design and development.

Tracey Jones

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