Among the countless WordPress templates, we’ll find several ones that will be suitable in creating an online photography portfolio. You don’t have to convince any photographer about why it’s important to have a portfolio in this format. It is an excellent way to showcase your works!
Advantages of templates for photographers
A portfolio created in WP can serve as an online gallery of our photos and serve as a virtual business card. Clients and customers who are looking for a photographer for themselves and their services, often have their first encounter with the portfolio through such a website. Having a portfolio in WP also gives you the opportunity to quickly share your work with those interested.
Free themes for photographers in WordPress – are they worth it?
Most of the free WP templates are primarily intended for web developers as well as bloggers or online stores. There are fewer templates that can be used for a photography portfolio, but even a professional photographer will find something suitable. After all, photographers frequently use WordPress to showcase their work on the web.
It is crucial that the website where we want to publish our photographs will allow us to present them in an attractive manner. What also counts is its clarity and convenience of browsing. Additional features may be useful if we run a professional photo studio or if we intend to book Photo shoot dates for clients through the website.
Melissa – a functional and universal theme
A popular theme used by creators to compile a portfolio. It is very convenient when it comes to adding photos as well as creating and editing galleries. It works based on the “drag and drop” concept. It ensures comfortable viewing of works and an overall attractive appearance of the gallery. Everyone who loves photography should be satisfied with it, as well as any professional who wants to establish connections with clients via the Internet.
Grand Photography – clarity and minimalism
This theme is quite minimalistic, which makes browsing comfortable. The full-screen mode makes photography the most important thing here – other content doesn’t interfere with the users’ perception of the presented work. This template can be used by those who are involved in Commercial photography (e.g. wedding photography), design agencies, as well as individual designers. This theme is very flexible as it allows you to scroll comfortably and view photos on different devices.
Inview for business photographers
The Inview theme is Simple and intuitive, great for people who are not very good at coding, but great at photography. WooCommerce plug-in allows you to expand the website with sales services and allows you to support commercial projects.
Xenon – thumbnails instead of a slide
The Xenon theme belongs to the group of templates where the home page is not a full screen slide (as in the previous three), but a list of Interactive thumbnails. It provides appropriate clarity, especially if the topics of our photographs belong to different categories. The menu bar allows the user to easily navigate between them.
Portfolium – professional and simple
As the name suggests, this template has been created with the idea of Gathering your works together. Like Xenon, the home page of this theme is a list of thumbnails. After clicking on a selected one, we move on to a separate subpage, where the main photo is a slide, and the remaining photographs from a given gallery are underneath it. Portfolium is also a very minimalistic and elegant theme.