23 Best Photography WordPress Themes 2015

So, you are planning to make your own Photography blog? Or you’re a casual visitor, an enthusiast to know what are the best Photography WordPress themes. Okay, whoever you might be, the fact is you are a WordPress lover, right?

You already know that the awesomeness of WordPress lies in its customization i.e. the themes. There are hundreds of Photography themes in marketplaces and some are available with individual developers. It’s really a tough job if you wanna check all of them and buy one for your blog.

So, again we brought you the top 25 best Photography themes which are completely responsive, compatible with the latest WordPress version and of course, beautiful. So, take a close look and experience their awesomeness in the demos. We didn’t rank them, it’s just a list.

PHOTOGRAPHER

Though ‘Photographer’ looks like another photography WordPress theme, it’s not. It has two homepage layouts where the main homepage layout just looks like Windows live tiles and the second is an awesome full page live image slideshow. The main job of a photographer is to showcase his art and here comes the box style portfolio page each tagged with a different category to help with it. You can have unlimited portfolios, two blog layouts, easy to use galleries and the most important feature – simplicity for just $43.

Photographer WordPress Theme

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BLUU

Bluu is such a smooth and responsive photography WordPress theme that it looks and feels as comfortable on your smartphone as it does on your desktop. The main homepage is parallax with five different layouts which gives the professional feel. Not just that, 6 portfolio templates, 3 header styles, 5 blog templates and four different post formats allows you to completely customize the theme. Though the portfolio templates are not available in masonry layout, you can have 3 masonry layouts for your blog. Bluu’s blog looks more attractive in masonry than in the traditional layout. And it is just 43 bucks.

Bluu WordPress Theme

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HIKER

Generally Photography themes take more time to load because they just put more images exceeding the size limit. This increases the page size and slows down the load time therefore impacting the site SEO. So, Hiker provides you a drag and drop home page builder that enables you design your custom homepage. This is the reason why Hiker is in our list by being one of the best Photography WordPress themes. Four portfolio templates – 2 fixed and 2 masonry and a not so good blog template (because photographers usually talk with pictures) and above all Hiker allows you to sell photos by providing a shopping portal. So, what stops you from buying this $58 theme?

Hiker WordPress Theme

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CARDINAL

A themes that can be used for 30 different ways is Cardinal. Yes, 30 awesome layouts makes cardinal a must buy theme if you like to make frequent modifications in design or you’re an unstable geek. When you buy Cardinal, you literally get more than 5 themes for your upcoming photography blog. Also, Cardinal is Woo Commerce ready so that you can sell your stuff seamlessly, included with swift page builder, $135 worth premium plugins and supports child theme. Moreover, this theme is retina ready, supports video background parallax, and everything in Cardinal is customizable except it’s price tag of $63.

Cardinal WordPress Theme

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BRICK + MASON

Some photographers do write besides talking with their photos and if you are one among them, Brick + Mason is a tailor made theme for you. Instead of just showcasing the portfolio, this photography WordPress theme helps you add a story about your art. In developer’s words, this is a Photography Blog theme and also one of the oldest WordPress themes in our collection. But it’s responsive, uses jQuery masonry plugin to fit any screen, updated, has infinite scrolling everywhere i.e. for portfolio and blog and it costs you $48.

Brick+Manison WordPress Theme

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LENS

We love some themes just because of their awesomeness in uniqueness and Lens is one among such themes. It’s completely unique with 6 gallery templates and 3 portfolio layouts. The most important thing in this photography WordPress theme is the homepage which is a grid gallery layout and the title & description floats over when cursor is moved over the gallery. Even if you don’t want it, you can change it to you favorite template. Lens features a shop to sell your art and here are some of its features;

  • 12 custom page layouts
  • Retina ready & ultra smooth scrolling
  • Custom made for photographers
  • Smooth animated page transitions
  • It’s just $58

Lens WordPress Theme

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FINCH

Finch by default offers 5 homepage layouts and helps you not to struggle making your own home page. I’m sure you will definitely like at least one among those 5 styles. Customization is taken further with 3 header options, two layouts boxed and full width and support for child theme. Most of all Finch is designed on Twitter Bootstrap V3 and supports 6 portfolio layouts and features easy navigation even though it has no sidebars (not for blog). A beautifully designed shop is something that should be admired and Finch got it for $43.

Finch WordPress Theme

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STOCKHOLM

Do you know how it feels like buying the best portfolio theme from themeforest? Get Stockholm if you want to know. Yes, Stockholm is like a multipurpose theme which can be used in 20 multi concept styles and unlimited elements to stylize your blog. Since you are a photographer you’ll only need portfolio templates and guess what? Stockholm has 7 unique portfolio styles for you. It’s not over, you’ll get 18 portfolio layouts, 4 blog layouts and 2 shop templates, child theme support and much more. So, what would stop Stockholm from being in the list of best Photography WordPress themes? What more can a $58 theme can give you?

 Stockholm WordPress Theme

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SKILLS

How about wearing a White shirt to the party? You’ll look simply great. This photography WordPress theme – Skills does the same. It’s such a simple theme that I can’t even talk more about it, Skills neither have too many features nor it’s a multipurpose theme. But the simplicity, responsiveness and light weight design and blazing speeds makes it a must have theme for photographers who prefer their portfolios to be less complex. Portfolio will be displayed on the homepage which can be categorized and it’s given a simple blog layout with a sidebar. Most of all, Skill is just $43.

Skills WordPress Theme

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COLORFACE

Need a creative theme? Let me introduce you to one of the best creative Photography WordPress themes, Colorface. Though Colorface resembles the Lens theme from Pixel grade, it has its own features. Available in two layouts Modern and Classic, Colorface features beautifully crafted (I mean designed) 4 portfolio layouts, 3 gallery and 2 blog layouts. Navigating through your blog is made easy with the left navigation, 2×2 suggested post widget in blog and creative previous andnext gallery below your galleries. I can’t say more about Colorface, you just see it in the demo.

Colorface WordPress Theme

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FLATFOLIO

Can you name a photography WordPress theme with 5 home page layouts, 4 portfolio layouts, 3 blog layouts and 13 individual blog post and portfolio formats which is not over responsive? Yes, it’s Flatfolio, a recently released portfolio/photography theme from Orange Idea. I’m completely impressed with their homepage layouts particularly business and agency style. Nothing more to discuss about this theme, it is simply good and even the price tag $48 doesn’t look too much, right?

Flatfolio WordPress Theme

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ZENBLOG

As the name indicates, ZenBlog is a theme for bloggers who write more, I mean who explain photography to their audience. I am not talking about people like Darren Rowse because he also writes about gear besides photography. So, if you want to tell the story behind your photos, you’ll need ZenBlog. This $49 theme is available from mojo-themes and 9 different homepage layouts and three blog layouts. We haven’t seen any author boxes in the above themes but ZenBlog gives that too. So, are you ready to write your photographs ?

Zen Blog WordPress Theme

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ANDY PARKER

It’s not the name of developer, it’s the theme and is as beautiful as the name. Andy Parker as of now allows you to use it as 3 different versions i.e. photography, portfolio, video and the eCommerce theme is yet to be released. Coming to our photography WordPress theme, it again has 2 homepage layouts and four portfolio layouts and you have to compromise with the blog because it has no customization option. But I think you will not look for a blog when you have such a clean photography theme to showcase everything. You can even use the other versions for your blog they fit better for anything as long as it’s art. By the by Andy is just $43.

Andy Parker WordPress Theme

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DK

The photography WordPress theme doesn’t look as simple as the name does, it’s been 4 years since DK was first released but the latest update was on 4th February 2015. That indicates how concerned the developers are about their customers even after 4 years, you won’t see this dedication in all the developers. You can get more out of DK by showing your portfolio in full screen. Yes, the galleries show up by hovering over the screen and also the blog, some guys won’t feel this as a better design but it satisfies your visitors. Small image thumbnails appear at the bottom to make navigation easier. You can buy DK for $43.

 

 DK WordPress Theme

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MODA

A professional theme for professional photographers is definitely called Moda. Just like DK, moda concentrates mainly on showing your creative work in full screen mode. However, this photography WordPress theme provides you 7 different gallery layouts and a password protected gallery too. And to help with the navigation a related gallery widget is provided above the footer. Moda’s blog looks equally stunning with a simple sidebar and doesn’t offer more customization options. Finally, this $43 theme offers both touch and keyboard navigation.

Moda WordPress Theme

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DIVI

Divi needs no introduction, it’s the best WordPress multipurpose from elegant themes also it’s the best one from them so far. Being a multipurpose theme Divi gives you unlimited possibilities for any kind of niche. For now let’s see what a photographer can have from Divi to make his blog the best. Divi features a professionally looking homepage portfolio layout with a full width slider, 8 different portfolio layouts, 4 blog layouts which includes an awesome masonry grid and much more. I think it’s better to see this $69 Divi, one of the best photography WordPress themes in action than to talk about it.

Divi WordPress Theme

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ELISION

I don’t want to talk too much about Elision because I’m afraid I may take your day if I start explaining what this beautiful theme can do. I think Elision is the mother of customization because every feature it got can be modified into whatever style you wish without any struggle. Most of the photography WordPress themes do not offer elements they just provide the theme files but Elision gives you a number of elements which can make your photography blog even more attractive. From header to single blog post, you can have unlimited options to make a difference. Most of all, the frequent updates keeps your blog from bugs and adds new features. If you can’t make a choice just go ahead and buy this theme for $58.

 Elision WordPress Theme

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ELEGANT

Okay, now let’s feel the change with a non themeforest theme. Elegant is Themify’s best photography WordPress theme which looks simple yet allows you to customize a lot. Showing your talent has never been this beautiful with Elegant’s portfolios and galleries. Giving you 3 portfolio layouts, 5 blog layouts and 4 homepage versions, Elegant is a Blog & Portfolio WordPress theme with a drag and drop builder. We should definitely talk about the blog because it’s different from the traditional ones. Elegant got 2, 3 and 4 column blog layouts and yes with sidebar option within the post. But, the good news is, Elegant is just $49 and you’ll get a bonus theme for free with every purchase. However, you can get access to all themes for standard license that costs you $79. So, are you ready to fall in love with Elegant?

 

 Elegant WordPress Theme

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EPIX

You need a Parallax theme, a full width portfolio or a boxed layout theme? Whatever you requirements to showcase your photo art are, ePix will surely satisfy. Not just because it’s a photography WordPress theme, because of it’s ability to change itself for your needs. Yes, ePix is takes you to the next level of customization and advanced features with its regular updates. You wouldn’t regret at any level buying this $58 theme and I’m sure it will be your WordPress theme life time. Let’s see what ePix got for you.

  • 4 homepage layouts
  • 5 gallery options
  • 8 different skins or you can build your own skin
  • Child Theme Support
  • A beautifully designed Shop and many more.

 ePix WordPress Theme

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KAMERON

There’s something special you should know about Kameron. This is the best photography theme for a photographer who is willing to sell his services online. Kameron just has a portfolio layout with horizontal scroll and with text i.e. description hovering on them. Once clicked, they take you to a beautiful full width gallery you’d definitely love. Even the services page is given a horizontal scroll but the blog is a classic piece. Nothing more to say about Kameron, it just got everything simply including the price – $48.

Kameron WordPress Theme

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PHOTOJAX

I thing you are very much aware of WP Explorer? We are going to know about their photography WordPress theme, Photojax. This is truly a theme for photographers who don’t move their fingers on keyboards a lot. Photojax simply shows your artistic work in homepage grid portfolios which takes you to galleries that slides with a drag. Photojax can be used in two skins – dark and light one. Though this theme is released 2 years ago, it feels better on any kind of screen and finally it is $48.

Photojax WordPress Theme

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STUDIOFOLIO

Unlike most of the photography themes we’ve seen above, Studiofolio has a top navigation and is equally best in our list. Allowing you to switch between fluid and fixed layouts, 4 homepage layouts, 3 portfolio layouts and 2 blog layouts and 12 awesome templates Studiofolio is definitely a user friendly theme. Even Studiofolio is an old theme but the regular updates and ease of customization made it one of the top selling and top rated themes. Easy navigation and the creative way of showcasing the art with a light box plugin might have made this $48 theme one of the best.

Studiofolio WordPress Theme

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DIVA

This theme is just awesome and I can’t say how it feels on a tablet and mobile screens. So, use Diva only if most of your visitors are from mobile screens. I don’t mean that it looks awkward on desktop but most of the people may feel little uncomfortable with the navigation part. Diva is just $48.

Diva WordPress Theme

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That’s it.

So, did you choose any theme from our list? If you still got something in your mind that’s stopping you from buying your favorite theme, please ask us. We’ll help you figure it out. Remember, all photography WordPress themes can be portfolio themes, but every portfolio theme can’t be the best photography WordPress theme. So, be careful while choosing a theme on your own from the marketplaces.