A WordPress blog is one of the easiest, most effective ways for photographers to connect with potential customers. A professional looking website invites visitors to browse your best work so they can decide if your artistic talent matches their design aesthetic preferences.
Here are three of the best photography WordPress themes available to help you make a big impression on future and current clients:
Darkroom by Imaginem Themes, $58
The full-screen front page display on the Darkroom theme is designed solely to showcase stunning images. The simplistic layout, supported by a static background image and transparent header, serves as the perfect minimalist frame so that your pictures truly shine.
Darkroom is equipped with six full-screen styles that feature your images in high-definition Retina display. The higher density pixels create crisper, brighter, glossier pictures on any size screen. The theme also supports videos and portfolio blog posts, and it is compatible with WooCommerce Support, which allows your website to host an e-commerce store to sell your images.
LENS by Pixelgrade, $58
Strategically built with a simplified flat design, the LENS WordPress theme emphasizes usability while still offering an intriguing visual experience. The home page grid gallery is accented only with dark gray, black and a pop of yellow, which you can change to suit your preference, and a strong sidebar clearly directing visitors to your content. This distraction-free portfolio site features animated page transitions, a variety of image galleries and hidden text that only appears once your mouse hovers over a photo.
The fully searchable site also includes an option to enable a copyright notice pop-up when visitors try to right click and copy your images. LENS is now supported by WooCommerce so that you can easily sell your artwork.
Santino by Peenapo, $48
Santino presents an eye-catching full-screen home page that is divided into three striking columns featuring up to seven photos. Social sharing buttons are prominent, allowing visitors to virtually vote for their favorite content. Clicking on the discreet menu button reveals a detailed site outline with links to all your important pages and galleries.
The theme loads impressively fast, especially since it includes a built-in music player and exceptional animated effects. You can choose between seven image gallery layouts, including masonry, panorama and catalog as well as a rail slider that is compatible with mobile device swiping. Another fantastic feature is the ratings system, which encourages visitors to share their feedback about your work.