WordPress has some amazing themes for photographers who are looking for a way to showcase their portfolio.
Some are paid themes but a lot of great themes are free too.
When selecting the best free photography WordPress theme, I used the following criteria:
- The theme should have an easy way to show the different categories of photos right on the homepage without having to open different categories in separate tabs
- The theme should have an emphatic hero section (the top section on the homepage) where the main photographs or the photographers own photo can be displayed.
- The theme should be simple and minimal
- The theme should load fast
So which is that theme?
That theme is called Photograph and it’s completely free.
Here’s how it will look on your WordPress website:
Note – These images are actually screenshots taken from my course called Create a Professional Photography Website Using WordPress, which is available via Udemy.com and has 4 hours of video content, where I actually show you how to use this theme to build a complete photography portfolio website from scratch.
Here is how the Hero Section on the Home Page of the website will look:
Here is how the Gallery Section on the Home Page of the website will look:
Here is how the About Us page will look:
In the course, I show you everything, right from the technical stuff involved in creating this website to even the creative stuff like creating logos for your website.
You can see the promo video on this page to get a better idea as to what this course consists of.
I hope it helps you out!
About the Author
Hi there, I'm Kush Sharma, the founder of Creative Pad Media, an organization dedicated to simplifying photography and videography education.
We have over 40 online courses that cover various genres in photography & videography, catering to both beginners as well as professionals. These courses are available via Udemy.com. Our courses have been downloaded in over 170 countries.
I hope to see you inside a course very soon!