25+ Best Free WordPress Photography Themes 2015

Photography is more popular than ever these days, thanks to the latest HD cameras and technologies that allow regular people to become amateur photographers. Whether you’re a photojournalist, professional photographer or simply someone who takes pictures as a hobby, this collection of the best free WordPress photography themes will come in handy for you.

We have scoured the web to bring you these amazing free photography website templates with all the essentials needed to easily create and operate a successful photography site or photo blog. When looking for the perfect theme to show off your portfolio and beautiful images, you want a simple and neat template that will put the focus on your pictures, allowing your content to shine through.

A responsive and retina ready layout is an important feature to look for as you want your clients or readers to be able to view your stunning and high definition images on their mobile, tablet, and desktop devices. A featured homepage slider is also a great tool to have as this allows you to put the spotlight on your top images and posts. And while you’re here, be sure to check out our compilation of the best Premium WordPress Photography Themes.


bizz portfolio photography wordpress theme

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Bizz is a stunning and captivating free WordPress photography theme that can also be used for photoblogging. This neatly designed theme has mass appeal and a simple layout to showcase your work. Bizz boasts a number of features including multiple custom posts, sliders, featured images, unlimited portfolio pages. Other features include shortcodes, blog page, custom backgrounds and colors, full-width page template, and a responsive layout.



storybook photography free wordpress theme 2015

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I must say this is without a doubt one of my favorite free photography theme designs from this list. StoryBook is simply beautiful and captivating, sure to leave a lasting impression on anyone who visits your site. This sleek and professional photography website template simply allows your work to narrate your story. While free, StoryBook comes equipped with phenomenal features such as a flowing gallery, a drag & drop page builder, easy installation, and compatibility with the Easy Image Gallery plugin.



dispatch theme

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Dispatch is a sleek and modern WordPress theme that is both easy to customize and quite versatile. This free multi-purpose theme can be used for photography, portfolio, a web agency, studio or business website. Dispatch offers bold and vibrant colors, that will make your site stand out from the rest. This photography template is responsive, retina ready, and has lightweight coding. Other terrific features include full and boxed width layouts, featured image slides, logo uploader, custom widgets, SEO optimization, and more.



protopress free wordpress photography themes

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Protopress is a clean and modern free photography website template. This uniquely designed WordPress theme offers a sleek look with some incredible features. Protopress comes packed with an advanced menu, multiple display layouts, featured sliders with 3D effects, cool animation, plus a fully responsive layout.  Hard to believe this theme is completely free to use!


Full Screen

full screen free wordpress photography theme 2015

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Fullscreen is a captivating and free WordPress gallery theme. This simple one-column photography and multimedia template was specially created for photographers, portfolio sites, plus photo and video bloggers.  Fullscreen is quite unique as it allows your visitors to view your images through side scrolling.


Photo Grid

photo grid wordpress theme
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Photo Grid is a flawless, simple, yet stunning theme created by Dessign — arguably one of the best web design companies on the net when it comes to modern website designs. And yes, this theme is fully free despite offering a very professional and premium look. Photo Grid is fully responsive, SEO friendly, and easy to customize & use with powerful theme panel options. It is ideal for creative agencies and designers looking for a clean template to show off their work and projects.


helix photography wordpress themes
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Helix is a beautifully designed free theme with premium features. This simple and modern WordPress photography template offers a fullscreen slideshow that allows you to show off your latest work in all its glory. Features include a great custom menu, detailed instructions to help get your new theme design up and running quickly, plus social media links and banner ad management. All you have to do is download the theme zip file, plus the options framework plugin from Fabthemes and you’re good to go!


elandel free wordpress responsive theme

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Elandel is a simple, minimal and out of this world beautiful WordPress theme with a fresh and modern design. This stunning and free photography template is completely responsive as it was created using the Bootstrap 3.2 grid. With its bold and fresh colors, making your photo website or portfolio stand out from the competition should be an easy task. Elandel includes superb premium features such as the option of having a light or dark color scheme, a sticky drop-down menu option, AJAX page transition, custom fullscreen gallery, and lightweight coding so your site loads fast.



imbalance free wordpress photography themes
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Imbalance is a stunning minimalist free WordPress photography theme also suitable for Architecture, Art, Portfolio, and Design websites. This ultra clean and modern theme is designed to give your users a friendly website experience and to put all the focus on your projects. Neat typography and a jQuery header are also included in this theme package.


panorama free wordpress photography theme

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Panorama is a sleek, modern, and uber attractive WordPress free photography theme. It is however multipurpose so it can also be used for business, portfolio, eCommerce, and photoblogging websites.  Panorama has one of the more unique layouts from this collection of the best WordPress photography themes as it allows you to display 5 image slides with a side-by-side animation effect on the homepage. If having an online store if an interest of yours, then this theme is recommended as it supports WooCommerce, is SEO optimized, and allows a multi-level drop down menu.


SKT Photo World

photoworld wordpress theme
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SKT Photo World is both a stunning and captivating free WordPress photo theme specially built for photographers, artists, business, commercial, portfolio and personal blogging sites. This enchanting theme shines through its simplicity as it puts the complete focus on your images. With SKT Photo World, you have the option of having full width images on the homepage slider. Built with the latest HTML5 & CSS3 coding, it is fully responsive, SEO ready, and SMO integrated. It also supports your ECommerce ventures as it is compatible with the popular WooCommerce plugin. 404 page and blog page templates are also included.


Portra minimalist wordpress photography theme 2015
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Portra is the definition of a super minimalist and clean theme. This free photography website template is simple yet offers all the essentials needed to operate a successful photograpy blog or website. If you’re an artist looking to showcase your art or drawings, this theme is perfect for you. Horizontal scrolling is just one of the great features of these theme, others include a responsive and flexible layout, automatic image resizing, easy customization, and favicon support.

RokoPhoto Lite

rokophoto lite theme

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If you’re looking for a simple photography blog theme, RokoPhoto Lite is the way to go.  This minimalist and simple WordPress theme is perfect for photography sites. RokoPhoto Lite has a responsive layout, cross browser compatibility,  plus a themes option panel.



oxygen free wordpress photography theme 2015

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Oxygen is a simple, clean and minimalist WordPress photography theme, and an excellent solution for photographers looking to showcase or blog about their work. It already comes optimized for mobiles and tablets as it is very responsive.  You will also be getting a featured post slider, light box, custom widgets, customizable backgrounds, breadcrumbs, and the ability to use child themes along with it.




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Photoria is a modern and stylish free WordPress photography theme. This sleek and dark website design was specially crafted to be used for photoblogging, photography or portfolio websites. Its features include a WPZOOM options panel, custom widgets, multiple page templates, and a featured homepage slider.



siteorigin wordpress videoblogging theme

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Siteorigin is an appealing and sophisticated free WordPress video theme specially built for video blogging. This simple and clean template design puts the emphasis on your videos, making it easy for your readers to navigate your site. Siteorigin supports a number of video types and a variety of sharing methods, including videos that are self hosted. And lastly, this theme has a responsive layout and is therefore mobile friendly.



lensa wordpress free photo theme

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Lensa is a stunning and sophisticated free WordPress gallery theme that allows you to showcase your high-resolution pictures on an elegant website template. This beautiful theme offers a full screen gallery unique design courtesy of a homepage slider. Lensa features attractive background slideshows with Javascript animation effects, plus a responsive layout meaning your site will be optimized for viewing on mobile, tablet, and laptop devices. Another awesome feature of Lensa’s is the ability to connect to your Instagram, Flickr, Picasa and Pinterest accounts making way for easy social photography integration.




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Introducing you to the Portafolio WordPress theme, a simple and effective solution to creating a portfolio or photography website. Photographers, freelancers, designers, and business owners will definitely find this theme useful. This clear and minimal free theme allows your work to shine through. Features include a mobile responsive design, unlimited portfolios, contact form 7 ready, custom post types, shortcodes, plus easy management and customization.




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Snapshot is a super minimalist and modern photography WordPress theme designed to put the emphasis on your work. This cleanly designed theme can also be used as a portfolio website. Features wise, Snapshot includes an easy to use drag & drop page builder, featured slider, and simple site navigation.



katori free wordpress themes 2015

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Katori is a very unique and distinctive WordPress theme specifically built for photography and portfolio sites. This elegant theme is fully responsive, with a full screen slider, power theme options, filterable portfolio tool, toogable menu and sidebar, plus a logo and favicon uploader. With this gorgeous template, your site will definitely leave a lasting impression on your visitors.



tesla free wordpress theme

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Tesla is a gorgeous and versatile free theme as it can be used simply for photoblogging, or for photography, portfolio, and creative agency websites. This clear and minimal theme design is fully responsive allowing for excellent viewing on all devices. Tesla is highly customizable offering custom backgrounds, custom widgets & logos, social media platform & buttons, plus a cool contact page design.



photographer theme

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Photographer is one of the more unique designs from this collection of free WordPress photography themes as it comes with a vintage aura. This clean and minimalist website photography template was created for use by both professional and amateur photographers. This elegant theme can also double up as a portfolio website allowing the focus to be on your projects. Photographer is SEO friendly and offers compatibility with all major browsers including Safari, FireFox, and IE9+. You will also get quality support and updates.



mansion wordpress free photo theme
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Mansion is a sleek and creative theme courtesy of Graph Paper Press that is completely free to use. This modern and professional looking WordPress photography theme is super flexible and ideal for photoblogging or a photography business website. This dark theme comes with a really cool thumbnail grid for displaying images and photo journal entries. Other superb features include being translation ready, automatic updates, custom backgrounds and compatibility with all modern browsers.


lens free wordpress photography theme 2015

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Lens is a high quality free responsive WordPress photography theme with a professional look. This dynamic and vibrant website design  can be used for small business, and photography websites. Lens is completely responsive and retina ready, has a varity of home page and blog page layouts, can be used with or without sidebar, and a 4 column footer area that can be controlled with custom widgets. Other awesome features include Google fonts, a parallax scrolling header image and a responsive featured slider.



Phogra free photography website Template

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If you’re a photographer or artist looking for a nice and simple website to showcase your work, Phogra is the theme for you. This ultra responsive and easy to use photography WordPress theme is designed for full screen showings. This photofolio website template is free to use and offers custom colors, custom backgrounds plus great theme options.




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Museum is a professional, sleek, and modern WordPress picture theme specially created help display your drawings, pictures, projects, and illustrations. Boasting a clean design and clean typography, Museum can also be used for photoblogging. Other grand features include a 100% responsive layout, social media links, plus Jetpack integration allowing you to use carousels, infinite scroll, and the Photon tool.