Cool WordPress Themes for Photography and Photographers

Snapcase - Responsive WordPress Photoblog Theme

1 – Snapcase

Ever wish you could keep your online portfolio neat and orderly and still have a winning edge over your competitors? Snapcase is the perfect theme to get you that picture-perfect look you want. The default appearance features a dignified light-grey background with the title of your website displayed prominently on top. The photos are aligned vertically with the ability to place captions effortlessly integrated. There is ample space provided for each photograph, and the entire website looks as clean and free as it possibly can. Below each photo, you can set the appropriate date, tags, category, and name of the photographer as well as view visitor comments. Snapcase comes with a standard navigation bar as well as a unique “drawer” widget which contains links to pages and posts and can collapse and expand with a simple click. The theme is also responsive and retina display ready. What more could you want?

* Responsive and retina display ready for use on your iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, and MacBook Pro

* Translation file included

• 2 color schemes

• 6 background options

• Left and right content layouts

• 2 custom widgets

• jQuery SlabText on photos

• Social media tools

• Collapsible widgetized “drawer” on top of the screen

• Unlimited number of widgets on header drawer and footer

• Automatic resizing of widgets included

2 – LastCover

Don’t let the name fool you. LastCover isn’t a bottom of the barrel theme but is definitely one of the first picks for the best photography blog design. LastCover mimics that of a modern chic magazine, with the default pink, black, and white color scheme blending beautifully together to create an excellent looking portfolio that highlights your images. The theme includes a customizable slider to feature your best photographs, a dropdown navigation menu bar, a categorized photo gallery, as well as space for homepage videos, Flickr stream, recent posts, Twitter updates, tags, and many more. LastCover is also fully customizable to include full-width layout and photo set features. It’s guaranteed to please.

• Includes over a hundred shortcodes

• Has 2 custom post types

• Choose up to 6 sidebars and 11 theme widgets

• Includes 3 WPMenus with dropmenu function

• Portfolio for photo sets

• Translation ready

• Customizable homepage

• Includes contact form with Captcha

• Unlimited color schemes

3 – Lensman

Lensman is all about freedom. The theme is one of the best to choose from if you want complete control over the layout of your photography website. Nonetheless, the default setting is already primed to give you as much space as you need to showcase your photos without having to tinker with anything. The color scheme is a black, white, and yellow mix and contains a fancy dropdown navigation bar. Below the menu is a small area that you can use to greet your visitors using a printed welcome message, while the majority of the page is reserved for your photos. Lensman utilizes a unique slideshow gallery where you can post pictures in multiple rows of categories. Your visitors can browse through the gallery at their own leisure using forward and reverse buttons to go back or toward the next photo. Of course, the theme also contains all necessary elements to make your blog complete such as Flickr Photo Stream, tags, and blog roll widgets. Lensman is cooking up a wonderful experience for the online photographer.

• Fully customizable and unlimited layouts

• jQuery included

• Demo content and video support

• Select custom widgets and colors

• BG patterns range

• Visual Composer plugin included

• Responsive theme layout

• XML file included

4 – Crius

Crius focuses on photographers. Period. This theme doesn’t beat around the bush and immediately greets your visitors with a fullscreen gallery slideshow that perfectly and beautifully highlights your portfolio. All attention is focused on the slideshow as there isn’t any other content in the entire homepage other than the image captions. Even the navigation bar and content pages are uniquely hidden to the side of the screen. A mouse-over will reveal the menus, which is in bright yellow and black colors and wonderfully organized into drop down items. All social media tools are also placed near the bottom of the navigation bar in icon form to conserve space, and you get with Crius the complete package that other themes offer. Elegant and uniquely designed, Crius never ceases to amaze.

• Responsive and interactive design

• Kenburns slideshow

• Options for advanced gallery

• Choose up to 6 gallery templates

• Can embed self-hosted video

• Includes 200+ Google Web Fonts

• Contact form with Captcha

• Customizable page colors

5 – inProfile

inProfile is perfect for showcasing your images, especially profile pictures of models, clothing apparel, or facial makeup effects if you work in the fashion industry. The theme has a magazine-type flair with its white-and-black color scheme. Displayed prominently in full-width below the drop-down navigation bar is an interactive slider of your photo gallery. Up to 5 images are displayed at a time on the slider, but visitors can scroll horizontally and view more by using the mouse wheel. inProfile works extremely well in displaying close-up shots of people, so this theme is the best choice if you’re portfolio focuses on these aspects.

• Numerous custom shortcodes

• Responsive pages

• Optimized for search engines

• Light and dark skin variations

• Audio and video support

• Custom themes

6 – Style

Stay in style with Style, the theme suited for showcasing your photographs. Style utilizes a fullscreen animated slideshow with automatic play or manual controls that your visitors can use to browse over your images. Each photograph in the slideshow takes up the entire page, making sure that there is no other content to distract your clients. Organized neatly at the left is a vertical navigation bar that houses all your links, posts, and pages. In order to conserve space, a mouse-over will expand the menu and reveal more links. Style comes with selectable black or white color schemes and is definitely an elegant and minimalist theme that focuses on the photos more than anything else. Of course, as professional photographers, this is exactly the way we want it to be.

• Gallery design in full-width

• Dark and white color variations

• Cool content effects

• Cross browser compatibility

• Space for gallery, portfolio, and blog pages

• Contains a working Ajax contact form

Responsive WP Photography Theme

7 – Attracto

Attracto integrates all the wonderful things you’d come to expect from a top-notch photography theme. Its default package is a white-and-grey color scheme that contains a standard horizontal navigation bar on top together with a featured images slider. Right below this is reserved space for a welcome message as well as responsive and customizable layout areas you can use for whatever content needs you may want to display. There is also a “latest projects” location where you can post standard items, gallery items, and self-hosted videos. Finally, there’s another slider for other photo galleries as well as blocks for Flickr photos, recent posts, recent Tweets, and meta links. Really, it’s got everything. Need we say more?

• Responsive theme and layout

• Dark and light color variations

• Includes customizable ColorPickers

• Support for post formats

• Support for custom post types

• Support for self-hosted audio and video

8 – Shutter

Shutter is a modern and futuristic theme that caters to photography blogs and websites. The default homepage features a fullscreen slideshow of select photographs from your portfolio. Each photo automatically gives way to the next one in the gallery, but the user can control the transition manually by clicking the forward or backward buttons. The theme also provides a mini slideshow near the bottom of the screen which displays numerous thumbnail photographs at once so that visitors can skip ahead. Shutter contains a collapsible navigation menu and allows the visitor to hide all the elements onscreen at the click of a button except for the fullscreen photo slides. Unencumbered by any distractions, your clients can see your portfolio in its full splendor. Shutter provides all these and more, making it one of the best minimalist themes out there that still has plenty of optional features available should you decide to use them.

• Responsive layout and fullscreen slider

• Customizable image transition

• Ajax contact form

• NextGen gallery plugin included

• Automated black-and-white image creation upon upload

• Regenerate thumbnail plugin included

9 – The Gallery

Viewing a website that has The Gallery installed is like walking through the halls of an art museum. The default page contains a full-width slider that showcases your best works, and at the bottom is an interactive slideshow that continuously displays photos on your portfolio based on different categories. The navigation bar is neatly tucked away at the upper part of the screen, and the rest of the page is nothing but a well-organized display of photographs. You also have the ability to put captions on your photos, and the theme has a special “hide” button that removes everything onscreen except for the photograph currently on view. The Gallery is one of the best themes that focus on images, and it does an excellent job at it.

• Page builder with drag-and-drop option

• Upload fonts

• Easy slider manager

• Unlimited sidebar

• More than 350 fonts included

• Search engine optimized

There you have 9 of the newest WordPress themes for photographers and photojournalists – pick any theme to your photo blog.

Comments

  1. Great themes! Let me recommend you one more source of WordPress themes for photographers- oQey Themes. They are not so popular yet, but I do think that their work should be appreciated. The oQey Team is a really strong team, but they are at the beginning of their carrier and not so much people know about them. I have recently found out them for me and worked some time with them. The guys do a very good job, they are very responsive to all the problems their client has and the themes are created to be unique in their own way. Take a look at them, maybe you’ll like their themes and introduce them into your future collections, if you’ll wish of course. Good luck!