21+ Free WordPress Photography Themes for 2021

Just to make sure that your photography website is itself having a gorgeous visual, I’m sharing free WordPress photography themes right here. You just need to go through this compilation and in no time, you will find at least one or two themes that are meeting all your requirements.

The free options I’m mentioning down here are worthy but to have premium features, you are aware of which themes you need to go for. Still, these free ones will cover most of the features.

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The Best Free WordPress Photography Themes

Let’s start with the list now. For your ease, I’ve arranged them in ascending order as per their ratings and number of total downloads till now.

#1 RokoPhoto Lite

RokoPhoto Lite Theme

A clean, responsive, fast, and localization ready theme is the first one that I would recommend you to go with. It works with any WordPress blog running 2.8 version or higher. Apart from using it for photography niche, you can even run a blog on any niche.

It does come with a Theme Options Panel; that further makes it easy to implement quick changes and in no time, you will be able to setup your photography blog entirely. With the ‘Free’ price tag, you will get access to the theme with basic support and regular updates. You can off course opt for the premium version of the same, which will provide you access to all themes developed by Themeisle.

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#2 x2

x2 WordPress Theme

x2 is the next name on the list here which covers a lot of features like BuddyPress integration. Other highlights include WooCommerce support, Flux Slider, 3D effects, 3 column widget, WP 3.0 header menus, two color schemes, and browser safe CSS design.

There are also few extensions available for the theme itself that can help you add a particular function easily. Apart from using this theme for photography niche, you can even run a magazine blog or social network or even a shopping portal.

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#3 Photographer theme

Free Photographer theme

Photographer theme by the guys at DESSIGN.net is the latest addition to this collection. It is no secret that when it comes to photography, big images are essentials. With Photographer, that is exactly what you get in a well-presented manner. What I love about this theme is the simplicity that enables you to have a super fast loading site. I can see this theme working well for photographers and other photo base website such as a wallpaper site. On the post page, you have you main featured image displayed elegantly with related images in the right sidebar are to intrigue further your visitors. The only negative this I can say about this theme is I wish it had some kind of overlay or subtle animation on the image. Why? It’s small detail like this that can have users browsing longer although not essential.

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#4 Portfolio Gallery

Portfolio Gallery

This theme is a simple but elegant portfolio theme that is streamlined, responsive, and seo-optimized. The clean design highlights content in a way that many other themes cannot, and keeps the focus where it needs to be; on the content. It is built on the web-dorado framework, meaning it is reliable and easy to use.

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#5 Oxygen

Oxygen WordPress Theme

A mobile phone optimized theme is the next one named Oxygen that comes in the minimalistic format that further makes it accessible on mobile phones with the lesser standard of CPU and slow internet speed. It comes with featured content slider, custom front page, five different widgets and three different sets of Menus.

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#6 Visual

Visual Free WordPress Theme

If grid layout is the one you are looking for, then consider going with Visual that has been downloaded over 50k times till now. It offers responsive design and a bunch of visual tweaks which can easily make your art or photography portfolio stand aside the crowd. The theme is extremely simple to setup.

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#7 Twenty Fifteen

Twenty Fifteen WordPress Theme

This is the theme that is developed by WordPress, native developers, and it comes pre-installed with every fresh WordPress script installation. Rather than uninstalling or removing it, you should check it out as it can work as your photography portfolio theme.

It is responsive and comes with lots of sliders inbuilt. RTL language support, sticky post, threaded comment, translation ready, post formats, editor style, custom menu, custom header, and custom color options are few highlight you shouldn’t miss.

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#8 Travelify

Travelify WordPress

This is the theme that is developed by ColorLib developers for photographers and travelers. If you wish to create a timeline of pictures you took at different places around the world, then you should go for it. It is simple in design, simple in functioning and also responsive, to be able to work on smartphones and other mobile devices.

It offers few premium features like dedicated support, Retina display ready pixels, featured sliders and Theme Options panel to help you quickly make changes. Multiple layouts are also supported along with WooCommerce support. It does come with proper documentation.

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#9 Family

Family minimalist WordPress Theme

If you are aware of latest HTML5 features, then you will be going with this theme for sure. Yes, it is developed using latest HTML5 technology and it is an Omega Child theme, specifically. The reason I am listing it here is that it is developed keeping photographers in mind. It makes use of proper CSS that further increases its design and visual performance.

Yes, it is responsive and also offers full-width template along with common ones with sidebars and footers. It covers other features like featured images, custom backgrounds, custom header and menus, Seasonal, threaded comments and Sticky post. The translation feature is also included.

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#10 Fukasawa

Fukasawa Masonary WordPress Theme

Once again, it is a very lightweight theme that would work even on low performing servers. It is responsive and also compatible with Retina display. Five custom widgets are supported along with different color schemes. Its grid layout makes it perfect for individual photographers who love to showcase their pictures in grids rather than in full mode.

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#11 Satu

Satu WordPress Theme

A single width page theme that is available for free and comes with features like customizable background, different post format support, big beautiful featured images and different color choices to choose between. Again, it is also a responsive theme.

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#12 Phogra

Phogra Theme

In case if you are building a portfolio making use of pictures you have, then consider using our last theme on the list. I wouldn’t spoil the surprise by writing the details over here. So recommend you to check its beautiful design and layout through its demo page.

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#13 PhotoMaker

PhotoMaker WordPress Theme

PhotoMaker is one of a kind WordPress theme that enables photographers to showcase their talent to the client. The theme offers basic customization options. By using the backend settings panel, you can change logos, enter introduction texts and also change or add backgrounds to the theme.

The default theme color is mainly focused on a feminine aspect, but you can easily change the color according to your requirement.  The most important factor of the theme is how the featured images work.

The theme is amazing and can be used to showcase your work.

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#14 Freedom

Freedom Theme

If you are looking for a minimalistic, clean photo blogging theme, then Freedom is the perfect choice for you.

The theme comes with four basic layout options that will give you enough freedom to tinker around with the theme.

Don’t like the coloring of the default theme? It has proper customization options, and you are free to do whatever you want. The theme also comes with the support of custom background, which can be used to give the website a unique look and feel.

The theme is also updated frequently. Frequent updates mean that it becomes less bug oriented and have more scoped of new features added to the core build.

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#15 Solofolio

Joel Hawksley Photographer Theme

Solofolio is the minimalistic photography WordPress theme you can ever get. Photography websites are all about photographs and Solofolio surely enables this type of thinking into practical implementation.

With sidebar widgets and menus, you will get enough space to showcase your talent to the client. Furthermore, if you are interested in selling images, you can easily integrate with the theme. The theme is customizable, and you can also add social media icons to good effect.

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#16 Tracks

Tracks personal blog theme

Tracks WordPress theme is a beautiful fully responsive theme that offers all the features that one need from a photography enabled theme. The theme can also be used to create personal blogs and magazine websites.

The theme comes with social media support, search bar, premium layouts, and features.

The approach of the theme is minimalistic, and focus has been given to the images. Hence, the theme is ideal for creating the photography website.

The theme is easy to customize and you can easily setup the website in a matter of minutes. The grid layout of the theme is stunning and is completely responsive.

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#17 Temptation

Temptation WP Theme

The Temptation WordPress theme is one of the most beautiful photography websites out there. It process images exactly how you want and creates a stunning output.

It offers mini sliders, full-width sliders, and carousel. All these features enable your photographs to shine in the dark. The theme is customizable and you can easily customize the background, enable visitors to go easily through the different aspects of the website without any problem.

The ‘temptation’ is a really tempting WordPress theme for photographers.

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#18 Snapshot

Snapshot SiteOrigin Theme

If taking snaps for fun is your hobby, the Snapshot can be one of your choices in WordPress photography themes.

Snapshot comes with a drag and drop builder, which can easily help the photographers to customize their themes. I know that you are not a coder or neither a designers, and it can easily get tough to handle the complexity of WordPress coding. That’s why drag and drop builders are the best.

The most artistic aspect of the theme is the homepage slider. It is full screen and can be the best place for showcasing your stunning photography. You can also make columns and rows and hence a grid with this theme.

Another great feature is the description; it showcases after you hover each image.

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#19 Origami

Origami WordPress Theme

Origami is my love. When it comes to choosing a WordPress photography theme, I will always prefer Origami. Why, you may ask? The answer lies in its minimalistic approach.

The theme is completely responsive and is best suited for high-quality photography. You can also add some content to go with the photographs. Even though photos speak a thousand words, adding a few words can help the cause.

The homepage offers a list of recent posts, and you can use the big space at the top of the posts for showcasing your photos. The result is an immersive environment that viewers can easily appreciate.

The theme also comes with a drag and drop builder so that you don’t have to touch the code and still able to customize the theme.

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#20 Make

Make Theme

Make is one of a kind WordPress theme. It does match with Tracks WordPress theme, but it has its unique presence. The Make WordPress theme is great for creating photography websites. The customization features are good, and you can easily build your photography website.

The theme utilizes modern web standards and is completely responsive out of the box. The admin panel of the theme is impressive and let you change different settings such as background, colors, fonts, layouts and logos. The theme also supports different type of media and comes with the support of the popular WordPress plugins.

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#21 Sparkling

Sparkling WordPress theme

Are you ready to sparkle your blog? Then, Sparkling free WordPress theme is for you. The theme is one of the most popular free WordPress themes in the market.

And, yes it uses the latest technology for creating stunning looks for your photographs. For the technicals, it uses HTML5, CSS3, and modern web development standards to come up with an amazing free WordPress theme.

The theme supports all the popular WordPress plugins such as SEO by Yoast, Gravity Forms, W3 Total Cache and much more.

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#22 SKT Full Width

SKT Full Width Theme

SKT Full Width is a full-width photography WordPress theme. The name, itself tells you the story. The full-width layout is applicable for photographers, but the theme can also be used by design studios, corporate sites, casual bloggers and for creating a portfolio.

The theme offers an image slider on the homepage and is a perfect breeding ground to showcase your work to the audience.

The customization options of the theme are also great. You can change the background, edit the logos and the content that float on the homepage. The theme is also compatible with WooCommerce, and hence you can use the theme to sell your work to the potential buyers.

The theme is also available in the pro version, which, of course, contains more features and customization options.

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Wrap up

If this compilation helped you then sharing it on the social network will take a few seconds and indeed, help others as well. So, go ahead, and share it on the social network. Do let me know if you wish to discuss any related topic. Peace.

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