10 Premium WordPress Themes for Photographers

Online presence is a must for photographers if they want reach a wider audience. That’s why is important for every passionate photographer to have a beautiful website, where they can show their work to the public. But where to start? There are many things to be considered before you start building your online portfolio. If you are not aware of coding and webdesign at all, you should think of other ways of achieving a wonderful portfolio and still keeping to a low budget. There are premium themes you can choose from, which in most cases are user-friendly for non-designers and people who are not familiar with coding.

WordPress is a popular and common CMS (Content Management System) amongst the people who do not know any webdesign and coding, because it is very easy to work with and you can achieve great results, especially if you select the best theme to present you and your work.  Pay attention particularly to the first page, the functionality and features, the galleries and portfolio pages. Bear also in mind that we are now living a world of the social media and the people that visit your website should be able to share your work with their friends. Also, it is great to keep up a blog along with you portfolio, because people really love to learn what are you up to.

Today, Designify is showcasing some of the best modern photography website templates, created from creative professionals, which will help you to present your work in a wonderful way.


Exposure, Fullscreen Responsive Photography theme



  • Full blown post formats support
  • Super quick live appearance customization
  • Portfolio post type
  • AJAX dynamic Portfolio filter
  • Baked-in SEO module
  • 11 custom widgets
  • 50+ shortcodes
  • … and a lot more!


Fluxus – Portfolio Theme for Photographers



  • Horizontal Layout (for portfolio and blog sections)
  • Fully Responsive (specially optimized for iPhone and iPad)
  • Full Page Slider (with custom positioned titles, auto slideshow and 3 animation options)
  • Video support in blog and portfolio
  • Share Integration (Facebook Like, Tweet, G+ and others)
  • Shortcodes (for Gallery, Typography, Buttons, Tabs and more)
  • Post Formats Support (Video, Quote, Link, Aside)
  • Retina Ready (High Resulution Assets and Custom Retina Logo Upload)
  • Translation Ready (.po/.mo files included)
  • Google Maps
  • White and Black Skins
  • Layered PSD Files
  • Threaded Comments Support
  • 3 Custom Menus
  • Theme Options
  • Detailed Documentation


Modelish – Unique WordPress Theme


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    • HTML5 + LESS + CSS3 + jQuery
    • Fully responsive + 12 column grid + retina display
    • Mobile first approach (optimizes bandwidth for smaller screens)
    • Custom Post Types for portfolio, staff members & testimonials
    • Custom meta-box attributes for various items
    • Over 45 personal shortcodes (tooltips, buttons, accordions, tabs, social icons, responsive video, gmap, chart, etc)
    • 3 custom sidebar widgets included (Recent Posts with thumbnails, Recent Testimonials and Flickr Feed)
    • Localization support (default.po & default.mo)
    • Import .xml file included to get the same data as in the demo preview

Diverse variations of home page that contain:

    • Supersized image gallery (options for autoplay, slide interval, transitions and performance)
    • Full-page video (based on a YouTube or Vimeo ID/URL, can set volumke, loop and HD playback)
    • Panorama360 view (options for 160°/380°, sliding controls, automatic scroll and scroll speed)
    • Responsive video container
    • Detailed page with layout manager for FlexSlider, iOSSlider, Call-toAction Box, Latest Work, Clients, Video Player, General Shortcode Text and Features
  • Unique pages: About, Our Staff, Testimonials, 404 Error Not Found, Search results
  • Common elements: typography, grids, lists, tables, forms, buttons, tooltips, dropcaps, quotes, alerts, toggle panels, accordion wrapper, tab container, lightbox gallery, pricing table, GMap and GChart, social icons, pagination, etc…
  • CSS3 hover transitions with smooth animation: shake, flash, bounce, tada, swing, wobble, wiggle, pulse, flip
  • Contains AJAX based contact form + PHP sendmail script (no need for other plugin)
  • Responsive static image for Google Maps in contact page
  • Layout scales down perfectly to mobile
  • Included PSD for main sprite file for customization
  • Images are not included in the final purchase file
  • Easy to customize + documentation


MY FOLIO – Retina Ready WP Photography Theme



  • Simple Drag and Drop Page Builder – put these awesome site together with ease
  • Unlimited Colour Schemes with a 1-click theme editor
  • Awesome options panel with custom logo, custom favicons, google analytics support & more!
  • Fully responsive
  • WordPress 3.5.1 Ready
  • WordPress Post Format Support
  • Youtube & Vimeo embed support
  • Cross browser compatible – tested in IE 8,9,10; Firefox; Safari; Chrome and Opera.
  • Working Ajax Contact Form with Validation and working PHP Mailer Script
  • Extensive documentation
  • HTML Version Included
  • PSD included
  • 5 Star Rated Theme Support
  • Automatic theme updates straight to your WP dashboard, just like twenty-twelve


Noel – Responsive Onepage WordPress Theme



  • Site Intro
  • Responsive Design
  • Ajax-driven content
  • Ajax comments & mailform
  • Gallery that supports Flickr, Picasa and Instagram sources
  • Animated background for every page (with 4 transition effects)
  • Google Analytics & configurable RSS feed
  • Configurable Google Map (color, saturation, location marker)
  • Four custom page templates (Gallery, News, Projects and Contact)
  • More than 60 parameters available through WordPress admin
  • Translation ready
  • 17 shortcodes


Serendipity – Fullscreen, Photography WP Theme



  • Jquery and Custom JavaScript Powered
  • 500+ Google Fonts
  • 200+ Retina Ready Icons
  • Cross-Browser Compatibility FireFox, Safari, Chrome, IE8, IE9, IE10
  • Translation Ready (.pot file included)
  • Unlimited Sidebars
  • Tons of shortcodes
  • WordPress 3.5 fully tested!
  • Custom Widgets:
    • Twitter
    • Flickr
    • Facebook
    • Recent Works
  • 4 Fullscreen Background Options:
    • Slider,
    • Video,
    • Youtube,
    • Vimeo
  • So Smooth Page Scroll
  • Fully Responsive Layout
  • Easy to Customize
  • Isotope Jquery – $25 value
  • So Clean Code
  • Filterable Portfolio
  • Filterable Gallery
  • Working Contact Form
  • Includes Flexslider
  • Supersized Slider
  • PSD file included


ShowOff – Responsive WordPress Portfolio Theme



  • Responsive HTML5/CSS3 design
  • Awesome tile-based AJAX gallery (with both manual load & continuous scroll load mode
  • Filterable gallery option
  • Gallery supports several post formats (single image, image slideshows & video)
  • Paginated blog
  • Portfolio like-system
  • Unlimited color customization
  • 20+ shortcode elements
  • 500+ fonts (Google Fonts API)
  • Lots of custom widgets
  • Intuitive admin option panel
  • Sleek & fluid jQuery animations
  • Lightbox integration
  • Twitter integration
  • Flickr Feed integration
  • Custom logo support
  • Customizeable sidebars
  • Google Maps integration
  • SEO Ready
  • Sleek transitions & animations
  • Custom 404 page
  • Social media icons


Socha Responsive WordPress Theme



  • 100% Fully Responsive WordPress Theme
  • Six different Color Design
  • Unlimited custom backgrounds
  • Unlimited FONTS
  • Translated in 7 languages
  • Custom favicon upload
  • Retina Ready – ultra sharp graphics on the newest screens
  • Optimised for touch devices
  • Cross browser support
  • Detailed documentation
  • Five Comments systems
  • SEO Optimized
  • 5 Custom Theme widgets
  • Amazing Customer Service We provide support by comments, mail and forum for our customers
  • Contact page feedback form Custom template
  • Advanced Theme Options
  • Good HTML codeClean Valid SEO-optimized, HTML5 code
  • Blog is Post Format Ready Styled:
  • Five Custom Post Types with individual Design
  • Widget ready Sidebar
  • Post sharing box with social icons
  • Translation-ready theme. Includes the .po and .mo files
  • CSS3 Animation’s
  • and many more…


Tripod – Professional WordPress Photography Theme



  • Drag and drop template builder
  • Multiple layouts – Timeline view, list view, grid view, masonry view, thumbnail view
  • Built-in “Like” system
  • Tooltip helpers
  • Responsive theme
  • Human time
  • Facebook and default comments
  • Sidebars and widgets
  • Social media ready
  • Powerful backend


Vernissage: Responsive Photography/Portfolio Theme 



  • Responsive Design
  • Fullscreen Images/Slider Background Support
  • Audio Background while viewing images
  • Fullscreen Video Background Support
  • Quick accents colour change
  • Flickr photostream for background slideshow.
  • Admin panel (unbranded!)
  • WP Multisite support
  • Translate ready (sample .po and .mo files included)
  • Multiple galleries
  • Multiple portfolios
  • Fullscreen Gallery with 7 different effects
  • Fullscreen background slideshow with 7 amazing effects
  • 3 Blog layouts
  • Custom Widgets (Twitter, Flickr, Latest Portfolio Works)
  • Drag and Drop menu and gallery builder (WP3+ powered)
  • Automatic thumbnails generation
  • Well Documented
  • …and much more…



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