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45 Best & Free Responsive Photography WordPress Themes

Today we have handpicked some creative themes related to photography which use WordPress cms. These are professional themes built for creative photographers and creative artists who are looking for gallery, full width slider based and grid themes. The main essence of the photography theme is to support grid based photographs, sliders and to be able to showcase a clean portfolio overall. Gallery can be integrated into the theme with no sweat as these themes and wordpress itself lets you do that easily while uploading images.  Fullscreen display of your photos are an added option provided by many of these photography WordPress themes.

Responsive layout is essential for most of us and also the capability for the theme to scale to any resolution on any mobile devices. An amazing showcase of thumbnails with grid along with a clean slider system is going to keep the visitor hooked to your website without any doubt. We have kept these things in mind and hand-picked these themes as you can find totally creative and free responsive photography themes and also a set of premium themes for better overall functionality. Also take a look at our 35 best free responsive WordPress themes which might interest you as well as free premium WordPress themes 2015 which were introduced recently. And the below topic might catch your interest for choosing even better themes

Snapshot

Snapshot is a clean and professionally wordpress photography theme built mainly for photography enthusiasts. It is great theme for those who would like to create grid style website with multiple galleries and also add password lock for images and galleries. Other features include custom background, powerful drag and drop page builder, full width slider, responsive layout etc.

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Harmonic

Harmonic theme offers travelers, photographers, magazine writers a highly customizable and very easy solution to build a custom website and blog solution. The theme is responsive and you can fully customize the appearance to your requirements with  a powerful live customizer option developed by automatic.

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Photo Perfect

Photo perfect is one of the best WordPress photography theme we have seen lately designed for photographers, photo bloggers, creative peeps etc. Main features are responsive design, custom widgets, galleries, contact section etc. The impressive header image and site title on homepage can be assigned with Live Customize of WordPress.

You can replicate the demo in a few seconds by setting a static page for front page display option. Overall a theme with powerful theme options which will give you full control of your website layouts and features.

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Snaps

Snaps is a brilliant theme from graphicpress and it loads faster than most themes and has a professional look most suitable for creative artists, graphic designers, illustrators, photographers. Snaps has different features like automatic updation, theme options and page templates. While the interesting feature is the header image which is shown in all its glory on the homepage and the rest of your latest posts continue its path.

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snaps - photography wordpress theme free

Boardwalk

This is another brilliant theme made by the developers(automatic) at WordPress. The horizontal scrolling effect of your latest posts will hook your visitors eyes and they will also appreciate your website for having a minimal overall look.

The featured image will clip to look good on your website and you don’t have to regenerate your old images but it will be better to add a horizontal image to look crispier. So thats it ? Nope. The mobile version is just too appealing, the posts will now stack vertically and it feels like using a mobile app. You will have the basic options to change header logo and title in Live customizer panel. Interesting options include adding a dark filter to your featured images as well showing a colored block if featured image is missing.  Overall, Boardwalk is a great effort from inhouse developers of WordPress.

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horizontal scrolling photography theme

Radcliffe

Already featured in our personal blog collection of wordpress themes, this theme is unique and responsive for your daily updates. Radcliffe can work well for individual photographers who are in pursuit of a blog and with a fullwidth image showcase. The interior pages/posts are well designed with clean typography and your large photographs will appear much more appealing here.

The homepage is a stack of your latest posts and a featured image is a must as they appear on your websites homepage. The theme has limited features as this is a simple blog theme for photographers and nothing much. WordPress Live customizer can be used to change logo, accent color and menus. Worth a try.

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radcliffe - free photography theme

Divina

A modern and simple wordpress theme for photographers who like to showcase their latest shots in a grid style blog. This theme is efficient for mobiles and tablet as it is responsive and looks good with its dark color background. The pre loader on single post looks good and the page readability is great with nice font size and weight.

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divina - classic photography website theme

Princess – Lite

A beautiful theme with full width featured image and a cute gallery page which you can add easily. There is unfortunately no slider as the homepage shows only a featured image assigned to the page set as homepage. The whole theme is responsive and is most suited for photographers with blog posts along with a option panel for all basic needs. WooCommerce support is not official but the theme works with it and the only problem i think i saw is container width for products is full page which you must manually change. The theme is impressive even if it is a lite version of this pro theme.

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Princess – Lite wordpress theme

 Aperture

Aperture is a free theme with fullscreen slider and just that. The theme offers responsive design and the pages can have a background image to match your theme style. Aperture can be used for basic purposes only and can be used to display a slider which has a limit of 5 posts.

Theme requires jetpack plugin and WordPress account connected together as the plugin enables a option(Featured Content) in live customizer which must be used to display slider posts. Featured Content will let you add/create a tag which then must be assigned to your posts(maximum 5) with featured image. And last but not the least to get the slider working a static page must also be set with Fullscreen slider template from within the Page Attributes. This is a decent theme to showcase of set of images as gallery, large images etc just try and let me know how it feels. A bit of customization and it will look wonderful overall.

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aperture- fullscreen photography theme for free

Freedom – Free Photography Blog Theme

This responsive photo blog theme will let you express your artistic insight and creative writing with your shots. This theme incorporates an excellent typography with a simple blog layout and also options to change the homepage layout to boxed or full width size. You can set the background to fixed or stretched to the whole page if you like.

Freedom is nothing short of amusing WordPress theme bringing a new life to your blog with fully functional theme settings. You get the option change the layouts of homepage, post, page and even category archives with the help of live customizer apart from the traditional sitewide boxed/fullwidth layout. Adding a header or a background image adds up to the immersive look of the website. The slider is a call to action section which gets the work done for you easily even though there is a limit of four slider elements in this theme. Overall a powerful free theme to have for a photographer interested in blogging.

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freedom - photo blog theme

Adirondack – Free photography wordpress theme

A beautiful free WordPress theme for photography enthusiasts with a simple interface for displaying photos. The theme uses jetpack plugin to showcase the full width featured image. You must install jetpack which lets you make a post featured( like a sticky post) so that the main image will show up on your website. I never liked jetpack and doing this annoying thing is time taking but a documentation is provided to get started. The looks are the best feature about this theme with a neat display of navigation menu system. Each page and post can be set with a large featured image just in case you are wondering.

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 Free photography wordpress theme

Fukasawa

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 minimal masonry theme for photographers

 

Stacker Lite

A simple and lite grid theme for photographers to display their portfolio of photos in style. This is a responsive theme so you can access it across multiple devices.

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Gridsby – Free Grid theme

A grid theme with four column layout and responsive layout design. Use this perfect theme for your photography display and interaction with your fan base.

Released: March 2015

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Gridsby

Lens Photography Blog Theme

A responsive creative theme for bloggers who like to add photography related articles on their new website. Featuring a homepage boxed slider and sections for showing featured works along with a unique blog layout will interest you that is for sure.

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lens - free photography theme

Phogra – Free photography theme

A full screen wordpress theme suited for energetic display of live photos. Get this lite theme for free to use on your new website.

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Reslig

A beautiful free WordPress photography theme for any user who like to share their photos in grid view. Multiple columns for displaying images are very cool with ajax and the whole theme is scalable to any resolution as it is responsive as well.

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Replican – Modern Free Photography Theme

A free wordpress photography theme released recently for photography enthusiasts. The features include a unique slider, responsive design layout, minimal dark overall design etc.

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Pictorico – wordpress Free theme

Another one of the best Photography WordPress Themes by team automatic is a  single-column, grid-based portfolio theme with large featured images and a post slider, perfect for photoblogging or a portfolio site.

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Photography WordPress Themes

Pronto – Free Masonry Gallery WordPress Theme

Pronto is a very clean and minimal jQuery Masonry WordPress theme that’s perfect for showcasing your posts in a grid like fashion, that will re-adjust depending on your visitors browser size. Everything is set to work right out of the box, simply install, add your posts and you are set.

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Photum, Free Photography WordPress Theme

Photum is an HTML5 responsive theme for a Photographers portfolio. I released this theme yesterday on my Photography Blog. The portfolio is handled by custom post types and there are extra taxonomies for the location of the photo and equipment used which can be set by the user.

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 Minimalistic Portfolio Theme for Photographers

Radar – Free Photo Blog WordPress Theme

A dark new theme for wordpress photography fans with a huge full width slider for image preview and also with blog layout for adding daily updates on your photo blog.

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Fullscreen

A graphicpress release for photographers letting them showcase a fullscreen gallery of blog posts. Changing the website colors and font is possible through theme options. The website lets you add a slider category in theme options which when set will act as default category displayed on homepage. The maximum no of posts to be displayed by scrolling horizontally is limited to ten which can be set in theme options. The demo for this theme is useless and doesn’t showcase the slider features. To get that glorious look with top header with large images and the rest with smaller ones you might need atleast 30 posts assigned to a single category.

Every post which must be displayed on the homepage must be assigned to one category to make the website setup complete, as the slider category which has been set will be the only category displayed on the website homepage. The theme is a bit old and lack responsive design but i think this is a decent one. If you are a bit of a designer then you can add custom css with media queries easily. Please do comment and share if you have done the media queries by yourself as it will be a great help as this theme is a bit unique to be free.

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one-column fullscreen photography theme

Exclusive photography WordPress themes for photographers, studios who would like to showcase their extreme skills with modern websites, jaw dropping visuals and unique set of features to add extra functionality is here made available to you.

Premium Picks

Aster – Photography Theme

Aster is a premium theme for photographers with clean options to create a feature and visually rich portfolio pages. By including a portfolio product type you have the option to add new portfolio items which will in-turn showup in homepage. In each portfolio post you can add your photos and the photographer details.

A featured client area will showcase albums of each clients and with options to lock the albums with password so that only the respective client can access them. Homepage returns all your albums for easy access in a horizontal slider. The theme is well built for multiple platform devices with responsive media queries and theme options to change the website style, color.

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aster - new photography wordpress theme

Picasso – Responsive Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme

A premium photography wordpress theme which supports retina ready displays with responsive layout. A powerful theme panel to manage your skins along with the power of clean seo markup makes this theme completely build for high user interactivity.

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Kameron – Your Photography Portfolio

Kameron is a responsive theme which has everything you need as a photographer, 100s of shortcodes and features to speed up your file uploading, showcasing.

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Sirius Responsive Photography Theme

A premium photography theme for wordpress users who want to add gallery of their pics, images on a WordPress website. With responsive and retina ready the fullscreen images can be viewed in crisp quality on any device. Also has multiple gallery options with 2 to four column gird, masonry and classic gallery options.

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Moda – A Stylish WordPress Photography Theme

This theme provides 5 amazing gallery layouts with fullscreen slideshows, grid , masonry carousel and more customization is possible with gallery options.  Completely seo optimized for search engines with responsive design will make this photography theme suitable for all.

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Testarossa – Simple Photography Ajax WP Theme

Testarossa is a simple photography wordpress theme suitable for photography portfolio websites.

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 Simple Photography WordPress Theme

Rewind – Photography Retina WordPress Theme

Rewind is a professionally developed WordPress theme for photographers with intuitive and super simple yet powerful backend options.

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 Photography Retina WordPress Theme

ePix – Responsive Fullscreen Photography Theme

ePix is a powerful multi-purpose / fullscreen photography WordPress theme, packed with a ton of features unique to ePix including the Fullscreen slider ( Awesome for showcasing your photography ), stunning galleries, advanced live Skin Editor, Page Builder, Parallax and so much more!

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Responsive Fullscreen Photography Theme

Ideas – Fullscreen Responsive WordPress Theme

Ideas is a Fullscreen Responsive Studio theme for WordPress with a variety of fullscreen posts ( Slideshow, Kenburns, Video and Photowall ) The theme is WPML ready and includes .po .mo language files. Social header area is specially designed for WPML widget & Social link widgets.

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Ideas Fullscreen

Chroma – A Responsive Photography Theme

Chroma is a responsive, retina-ready, photography and multi-purpose WordPress theme. Chroma boasts an impressive set of unique features and powerful customizations options focused on showcasing your work in unique and endless ways.

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Photographer’s Dream - full screen WordPress theme

Fuerza Responsive WordPress Theme

Fuerza is the best way to build a perfect photographic theme.   Fuerza will become a great foundation for your next project! Font, background and color options as well as the dynamic template builder will help you create the Website you need in no time.

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Fuerza WordPress Theme

Lens – A Photography WordPress Theme

LENS is a surprising premium WordPress theme aimed at photographers in need for a solution that focuses on what matters most to them: their work. Every feature was carefully chosen and designed to ease the way to that perfect photography portfolio website.

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Lens Theme

Lumen – Responsive Photography WordPress Theme

Lumen is a very unique and creative photo blog theme. Its minimal design will make your work stand out. Choose one of the 12 backgrounds included with the theme or create your own and give your site just the look you are looking for.

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Lumen Gallery

Exposed – Responsive WordPress Photography Theme

Exposed is a powerful Photography and Portfolio WordPress Theme which is best suited for photographers and creatives who use portfolios to showcase their work. Exposed come with our SmoothThemes Framework  help you easily customize your theme without any coding.

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BIG Gallery WP – Fullscreen Photography/Portfolio

Big gallery – wordpress fullscreen photography portfolio is an unique way to present your photos. it allows you to show your work as big as possible . with creative use of css3 and javascript this theme will delight your visitors!

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Big Gallery WP

Titan Responsive Portfolio Photography Theme

The theme suitable for photography and portfolio websites and will look great across all major browser platforms.

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TITAN Responsive Portfolio

Division – Fullscreen Portfolio Photography Theme

Division is premium wordpress theme siutable for frelancer, creative agency, art directors, illustrators, photographers or bloggers.

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divison photo theme

Skylab Portfolio / Photography WordPress Theme

Skylab is a Premium Portfolio / Photography WordPress Theme with an innovative, touch navigation super smooth hardware accelerated slider designed for photographers, illustrators, graphic designers, art and creative directors, movie directors, architects, luxury businesses or bloggers.

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Skylab

Tripod – Professional WordPress Photography Theme

Tripod is a responsive theme. It uses a framework that permits the site to be accessed on all mobile devices, including iPad, iPhone and Android powered tablets.

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Tripod Colored

Socha Responsive WordPress Theme

Socha is a photography theme, for people who likes to travel arownd the world and put all inspiration photos on personal WebSite.

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Socha Responsive Theme

Keres Fullscreen Photography Theme

A dark beautiful and creative responsive photography wordpress theme designed by peerapong just for you.

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 Stylish Photography Theme

Depth — Full-Screen AJAX Portfolio WordPress Theme

It is a perfect foundation for Creative / Portfolio / Personal site with Blog, Portfolio, Galleries, etc. If you want to impress your visitors with an awesome unique and fresh-looking site – this template is exactly right for you!

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About Allie Kingsley

Allie Kingsley is a social media manager for designscrazed. She is crazy about new gadgets and up to date with latest technology trends. Use comments to notify any issues you are facing.

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20 comments

  1. Al

    Really inspiring, thanks!

  2. Ramen

    Nice but a lot of them turned out to be paid rather than free…

  3. Myra

    Thanks for sharing such a nice and useful collection of WordPress themes for photography websites. I really like your collection and I am sure such collection will give an appealing look to related websites. Even users may also design fully WordPress themes with the help of the template – toaster, it is a WordPress theme generator that generates themes of any kind. I like Depth, Keres, CreativePearl photography WordPress theme and will use it.

  4. Syed

    Hey How are you

    I Like “Gridsby – Free Grid theme” but i can’t use this theme in Blogger. Because i don’t know about css. But there might be a chance to use this template in blogger. Is it possible. If it possible. please let me know clear about it please :)

  5. Kate

    I have to say, I was looking for a free theme but came across the ePix theme above, LOVE IT – thanks for the suggestion!

  6. Annie

    All themes are really nice and I’m sure such themes will give an appealing look to related websites. Templatetoaster is also a useful resource for creating a photography themes and templates.Thanks for sharing. :)

  7. parthiban

    Thanks for this amazing blog; you have shared first class premium photography WordPress themes and nice free themes in this blog.

  8. HireWPGeeks

    Thanks for fabulous list. Personally I most like Divina and Lens Photography Blog Theme due to its beautiful design but it’s my personal opinion.

  9. Chook

    Nice collection of photographic themes, makes trying to choose one a little easier.
    I like how Aster presents the photos. It’s not overly complicated and with smooth functionality.

  10. Tony

    Hi

    Can you help me with a theme for a Pentecostal Church?

  11. طراحی سایت

    very good
    tanks

  12. Tara

    Hi, Any help appreciated.

    I have a wedding media business and am looking for a wordpress theme.

    We do photography and videography so would like a gallery to display both. We would like an option to put up password protected pictures and videos for our clients and we would like the design to be plain and simple yet appealing. Would you have any free themes that you could recommend for this type of site?

    Thanking you in advance,
    Tara

    • Allie Kingsley

      You can lock the posts/pages with password protection in wordpress as this is a inbuilt feature. You can use snapshot theme for that as well. Premium themes usually have client side pages to give you more flexibility.

  13. Joepet Macariola

    Thank you for sharing this information about creative responsive photography wordpress themes

  14. samdani

    It really doesn’t matter what type of work you do, video, photography, art, tattoos, interior or graphic design, your work will really shine with any of these incredible WordPress themes. WordPress is really a wonderful platform for creating a great site online.
    But on photography , wordpress themes shared here .
    This is awesome collection .
    I thank you author for sharing here such nice and very effective photography themes here .
    I believe that these themes are some of the very best available and clients, present and future, are going to love them. On the other hand we know that the role of plugins for making a site is very effective .
    This is why like this sources for best themes , i would like to share here https://www.gsamdani.com/ one of the best sources for best plugins too .

  15. Justresponsive

    Wonderful list!! Was looking for new photography wordPress themes that had e-commerce capabilities and now, thanks to your better list, I’ve be curtailed it down to three Oshine, ePix and Amada.Thanks for your amazing post and share.

  16. All the themes are amazing. These themes are very helpful for any website related to photography. I’ll use one of them in the project.

  17. These all themes are seems to be good. I’ve checked a few ones. If I need to design a photography website I’ll surely use from it. Thank for sharing.

  18. Ant Ekşiler

    I found this one on ThemeForest: http://themeforest.net/item/twofold-premium-fullscreen-photography-theme/15558542

    It’s far above in quality of any theme listed here. I think it should be included in this list.

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