17+ Free Photography WordPress Themes 2015

Today I will be looking at some free WordPress themes for photographers, and photography websites.

If you are looking for premium photography themes please check this list.

While premium WordPress theme are often considered to be of higher quality than those offered for free, I believe the themes below show that there are still some pretty good free themes available.

There are many hobbyist photographers that do not want to spend an arm and a leg getting there website live, and these themes should really help you to show of your photographers and pictures to the world without needing to fork out for an expensive premium theme.


‘Isomer’ is a free WP theme built on the Bootstrap 3 framework, and is fully responsive. An ideal template to show off your portfolio, while also providing visitors with some background or technical information about each project or shot.

This theme has a number of required plugins to ensure it works as the developer intended, so be sure to read the download page.

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A free portfolio theme from Fab themes, that has been built on the Bootstrap 3 framework. ‘Wembley’ is fully responsive and requires the options framework plugin to work as the developer intended.

A stylish photography and portfolio theme that offers easy logo upload, editable welcome section, and numerous style settings that can be used to create the website you want.

Wembley Portfolio Theme

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A professional portfolio theme with many features on par with similar paid themes. A fully responsive photography theme without the costs.

Axis WordPress Theme

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RokoPhoto Lite

A free advanced photographic theme with responsive design, and a number of customization options. Grab your free download today!

RokoPhoto Photo Theme

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A theme built especially for showing of your photography. The ‘snapshot’ theme includes a powerful drag and drop page builder, and offers free support.

Snapshot focuses primarily on simplicity, and has been designed to be extremely easy to use.

Snapshot Free WordPress Theme

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‘Pelican’ is an advanced free WordPress theme that offers a range of customization options, as well as a jQuery homepage image gallery.

This theme requires the options framework plugin to work as the developer intended.

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A WordPress theme built as a portfolio gallery, ideal for those creating a photography, or design related showcase website.

The template can be easily customized using the backend design options, and a background image can also be applied. Check out the video on the download page.

Xenon WP Theme

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A full page slideshow theme that required the free options framework plugin.

A professional photography theme that will display your images in the light they deserve.

Helix Free Photography Theme

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Origami has been designed to be minimal in nature, drawing your visitors attention to the images and content.

The theme boasts a page builder, great typography, and a good attention to detail. The theme is also fully responsive so can be viewed on any device.

A well coded minimalist and clean WordPress theme.

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Diary Theme

Designed as a blogging theme, but ideal for those wanting to add context to there image posts.

Lots of design options available from the back end. The theme also allows for easy placement of advertisements, and has been built for speed.

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A fantastically minimal clean WordPress theme from Gavick Pro. Ideal for showcasing your talents, whether it be graphic design or photography.

A fully responsive theme that offers a light friendly user experience, and focuses on the content itself rather than an overwhelming design interface.

A theme customizer allows you to choose the color schemes that best suit your project, toggle reveal animations, and set page layouts including Google fonts.

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Another full-screen theme for photographers. This free Themes offers a choice of five gallery templates, and an awesome background fully responsive slideshow.

A free theme with as many premium features as you are likely to find.

Lensa Photographer Theme

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A WordPress theme with horizontal scrolling, mimicking the feeling of sitting in an art gallery.

An easy to use minimalist theme built for WordPress and with photography in mind. A sharp modern theme.

Portra WP Theme

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Art Works

A portfolio theme that has been built with infinite scroll, 100 % responsive, and truly modern in its design.

Offers the ability to add a background, and a number of other easy to configure theme options.

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A concept theme that can be downloaded from GitHub. Be aware that this theme is only a beta version for those wanting to give it a try.

Touchfolio Picture Theme

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Another minimal photographic theme for those with something to show off. Whether you are an artist, photographer, or graphic designer the minimalist look might suit your needs perfectly.

Built in options using the options framework plugin.

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The final portfolio theme on our list, that also follows many of the design concepts displayed above.

Minimal, clean, and modern, this template lets your photos do the talking.

Imbalance WP Theme

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That rounds up our 2015 list of free photography themes for WordPress.

If you believe we have missed a theme that should have been included please get in touch with us and one of our editors will decide whether to include it or not.

In the meantime good luck with your project, and be sure to check back again in the future.