20 Of Best Free Photography WordPress Themes

Who doesn’t love photography themes, particularly when they are free?

If you are a photographer willing to build an online portfolio using WordPress, may I take the pleasure to give you the list of some best photography WordPress themes? But before that there’s something to be known.

There are three types of photography themes – themes for portfolios, photo blogging themes and photo shop themes for selling your work online and some photography themes serves all the three purposes.

Now, in this collection you’ll see all the three kinds of photography themes and since they are free themes, you may not have all the features of premium WordPress photography themes. One more thing, almost all portfolio themes can serve as photography themes.

Grid Photography Theme

Let our first free theme be Grid, from dessign.net which features infinite scrolling and mobile responsive design. Grid Theme is a perfect choice for any photographer to showcase his multi-category portfolio. This simple WordPress photography theme even has a blog with the same grid layout.

 Grid WordPress Theme

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Portfolium

Next best of free photography themes is Portfolium from Wpshower where you can find a bag full of free portfolio WordPress themes. Portfolium is a minimal portfolio theme with a simple design, flexible grid and inbuilt simple blog helps you establish your portfolio easily.

Portfolium WordPress Theme

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IH Photographer

The credit for this free photography theme goes to a WordPress developer named Rohit Tripathi of inkhive who gave many WordPress themes for free. IH Photographer is one of  his latest themes and has a stunning dual purpose design so that you can write and showcase your portfolio at the same time. IH Photographer is even WooCommerce supported so, it’s the best multipurpose theme you can ever get for free.

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Photographer WordPress Theme

Though Photographer doesn’t look beautiful for your modern eyes, it’s definitely a worthy theme. This free photography WordPress theme is a better choice for mostly for amateur photographers who have a smaller portfolio. This theme is responsive and is from the famous developer dessign.net

Photographer WordPress Theme

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Snaps Photography Theme

Snaps is a free photography WordPress theme with a creative design to showcase your portfolios. Snaps got a full width image header and a clean grid portfolio layout. Snaps is good for photographers who don’t have a habit of writing because this theme’s without a blog.

Snaps WordPress Theme

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 Adirondack WordPress Theme

A free theme from redradar which is also one of the coolest and unique among the free WordPress photography themes. The unique feature is its off canvas comments where your visitors can view and comments just by toggling on and off from the right side. Adirondack is also a simple theme with no sidebars, mega menus etc. You can’t blog with this theme but Adirondack allows you to publish quote format posts.

Adirondack WordPress Theme

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Pictorico

Pictorico is a grid layout portfolio theme for photographers by Automattic. This free photography theme features a single column square grid and a post slider on the top. Pictorico is a great option for photographers willing to maintain a beautiful portfolio. Also, Pictorico supports all posts formats like image, video, link and quotes besides sticky and features posts.

 Pictorico WordPress Theme

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Mansion WordPress Theme

A flexible grid WordPress photography theme from graphpaper themes. Mansion is a photoblogging theme with a left and not so comfortable navigation menu and smaller thumbnails for the portfolio images. Mansion can’t be a perfect theme but can be customized into a better one.

Mansion WordPress Theme

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Pure Photography Theme

Pure has to be one of the premium portfolio WordPress themes but since you are lucky, it’s available for free. Pure is the only free theme offered by gt3themes and it has all the features of premium photography themes. Three header layouts, and three blog templates including grid and masonry and with two portfolio layouts pure is definitely the best and a must have photography portfolio theme.

Pure WordPress Theme

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Wembley

Fabthemes – this is where you’ll find many awesome free WordPress themes. Wembley is a free portfolio theme with premium features and is built on bootstrap 3. Wembley is responsive and since it’s a portfolio theme, you need to customize it to suit your photography blog.

Wembley WordPress Theme

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Xenon

Xenon is from the same developer fabthemes with a minimal and unique design. Xenon has a completely new layout and is far different from boxed layout. It’s left navigation and square grid portfolio and a custom background makes Xenon a worthy item among the free WordPress photography themes.

Xenon WordPress Photography Theme

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Isomer

The last of free themes from fabthemes, Isomer is a photoblogging theme with equal importance to both portfolio and the blog. Isomer is an ideal theme for either agency or professional portfolio websites. With Isomer you’ll have your latest blog posts just under your portfolio on the homepage. However there are dedicated pages for blog, portfolio and other required features.

 Isomer WordPress Theme

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Photum WordPress Theme

I am confused with the original developer of this awesome free WordPress photography theme, Photum. But for now I assume that it is from photographicblog because that is where I found it. Photum is a badass theme for maintaining portfolios and writing a blog as well. This free WP theme got all those features you’ll need and some unique features nowhere seen before. So, grab it today for your blog.

 Photum Photography WordPress Theme

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Minimatica

This theme is an oldie but will be a good option if your portfolio is limited to a few items. Minimatica is a minimal WordPress photography theme released in 2011 for free by onedesign. The image slider of this theme definitely added stunning looks and beauty to the theme. Also, Minimatica has an optional blog which supports all kinds of post formats. Minimatica allows you to choose from either gallery view or classic blog view for your photography blog.

Minimatica WordPress Theme

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Gridsby

Gridsby – A beautiful way to display your photos. Yes, Gridsby is such a cool masonry grid responsive portfolio theme for photographers. This free WordPress photography theme even has a page builder and being a multipurpose theme it be used for all kinds of websites. The navigation menu is on-click toggle on the left and is quite comfortable for the layout and the blog immediately follows the portfolio on the homepage. So, don’t miss Gridsby especially if your have a huge portfolio and want to save a few bucks.

Gridsby WordPress Theme

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Snapshot

Snapshot is a clean WordPress photography theme with a full width header slider for sharing your photos with people and your fans. This theme as said has a simple design and comes with no sidebars or any fancy features. But it does support a blog layout both on homepage or as a different template along with a page builder.

 Snapshot WordPress Photography Theme

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Bird Site

One of the basic photography themes among the freebies with limited features. But Bird site can be a better platform for the beginners to showcase their professional work i.e. portfolios. This theme comes with all basic customization options and since it’s a free theme, you’ll have to compromise a little.

Bird Site WordPress Theme

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Fukasava

Fukasava is a latest theme released in September 2014 and has a 100 per cent responsive layout. Coming to the design, this free photography theme has a left navigation menu and a masonry grid portfolio design which can seamlessly adjust to all screen sizes. Trust me, it’s a better choice if you are seeking a responsive theme.

Fukasava WordPress Theme

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Water Lily

This is another free WordPress photography theme which is almost similar to Fukasava and shares the design of it. But the only difference is description or the title of the post or gallery at the bottom of every thumbnail. The responsiveness, masonry grid portfolio and the left navigation and everything are as usual.

Water Lily WordPress Theme

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Temptation

For a minute let’s put aside all the free themes we talked about. Look at this exotic free photography theme Temptation, it’s absolutely stunning with that dark skin and awesome portfolios. Temptation is built on bootstrap 3, completely responsive and is also an SEO friendly theme. The full width header slider and the easy left sidebar navigation makes this theme a must have for photographers.

Temptation WordPress Theme

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I hope the above 20 free photography WordPress themes can help you choose one for your photo blog. If you are not satisfied with the collection, don’t worry it will be updated with new best free themes as soon as they hit the free marketplace. Also, a theme doesn’t have to be a dedicated photography theme to serve your blog, any good portfolio theme can help you.