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Best Gallery & Photo WordPress Themes

[Updated: 11 May, 2016]

Why Choose WordPress for Your Gallery or Album?

As a photographer, you have many choices. Many photography website templates are based on flash. Though flash looks awesome, they also cause problems, such as the load slowly, can’t parallel for many viewers, difficult to customize, and bad for SEO.

WordPress is now the fastest growing platform for websites and blogs in the world. As of Jan 2014, there were 50 million WordPress-based websites in existence, and that number is growing exponentially. Generally, there is a trade of between ease of use, on the one hand, and power and flexibility ond more.
Themify released a responsive scroll WordPress Theme called Infinite for editorial websites like Vogue, Mashable, DigitalTrends, etc. This theme makes consuming content a pleasant and delightful experience for your readers.

Infinite WordPress Theme

Price: Single Theme: $49, Developer License: $69 All Theme Package: $79

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ThemeForest released a responsive creative WordPress Portfolio theme Flax for portfolio showcase with plenty of layout designs, theme options, drag and drop visual builder with pre-designed elements to create your portfolio.
Flax WordPress Theme

Price: $49

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WPZoom updated the most popular photography theme PhotoNote to Version 2.0. The theme has recently undergone a major re-design along with many new features and improvements. The new version includes Customizer integration, touch-enabled slideshow, Masonry layout for posts, sliding sidebar panel and many other amazing features.

Photonote WordPress Theme V2
Price Standard License: $69 Developer License: $149 WPZOOM Membership: $9/month

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WPZoom offer a range of premium WordPress themes in different styles including: magazine / news, business, CMS, video, photo gallery, portfolio, and professional blogs.

ThemeFuse released a responsive photography WordPress theme Exposure that has all it takes for professional photographers or hobbyists alike. It comes with a lot of modules that will make your life a lot easier in the process of implementing your website.
Exposure WordPress Theme

Price: Standard License: $55 Developer License: $95 All Themes Package: $195
ThemeFuse Membership : $195/ Year (Recommended)

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Themify released a fluid & responsive WordPress Theme called Stack is ideal for showcasing your portfolios (design, photography, etc.), creating an unique eCommerce site, and building general corporate sites. It comes with masonry & infinite scroll features for WordPress Post Formats, portfolio, and WooCommerce shop.

Stack WordPress Theme

Price: Single Theme: $49, Developer License: $69 All Theme Package: $79

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Cssigniter publish a responsive WordPress theme called Coastline for creative professionals who aim to showcase your work or thoughts in the most elegant way. Coastline fully supports all the awesome features of Jetpack, like galleries, sharing, stats and much more.

Coastline WordPress Theme

Price: CSSigniter Membership: $39 (unlimited access to all themes)

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Gleam is a beautiful and creative WordPress theme from Elegant Themes that perfect suitable for creative portfolio, photography, personal blog site. Gleam was built to dazzle. With its flashy effects and smooth ajax loading techniques, this theme creates a truly unique and engaging experience that is sure to grab your visitor’s attention. Allowing for custom full BG photos for each page, Gleam makes it easy to create a custom and stunning appearance for each section of your website. It comes with all the standard features you look for in a website: pages, blog, portfolio, gallery, and shortcodes, but packages them in a way unlike any of our other designs.

Gleam WordPress Theme

Price: Club Membership for only $39 (Best Value)

Developer’s License: $89

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Elegant Themes Club Membership provides unlimited access to 70+ themes with 2-3 new themes each month (the price per theme is less than $0.56!). They create high quality, professional User-Interface, fashion & beautiful premium WordPress themes for various niches including: Business / CMS, ecommerce, magazine / news, portal, portfolio, personal, micro and professional blogging.

PixelWhiz is a responsive WordPress theme from ThemeFuse for the creative ones that are looking to showcase their graphic design work in a crisp, out of the box, original way.

PixelWhiz WordPress Theme

Price: Standard License: $49       Developer License: $79    ThemeFuse Membership : $17/ Year (Recommended)

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Zoomy is a professional photography WordPress theme from Tesla Themes perfect for Blog, portfolio, creative agency, photography site, photoblog or any other related website. It comes with minimalist, clean, responsive design and some great features like beautiful galleries, smooth transition effects, stylish sliders and other elements to help you showcase your photos or creative works in a stylish way.

Zoomy WordPress Theme

Price Single Theme: $25 Club Membership(34-in-1): $35(Best Value)

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Golden Eagle is a powerful and multipurpose business WordPress theme from InkThemes with Responsive Design. It comes with a uniquely designed slider and Themes Options Panel which you can use to control all the aspects of your website. The design is elegant and looks superb for different types of business websites, such as Non-Profits Organizations, Fashion & Lifestyle, Tattoos & Art, Churches & Religion, Sports, Hotels & Restaurant and much more.

Golden Eagle WordPress Theme

Price:Single Theme: $45           InkThemes Membership (All Themes): $125

It provides a free trial version of this theme, so you can fully experience the quality of the theme before making a purchasing decision.

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Lensa is a responsive full-screen WordPress gallery theme from Colorlabs Project designed for those of you who are addicted to high-resolution photography. With Lensa, your visitors will be immersed in your world, seeing what you see through your camera lenses. With its dramatic full-screen background slideshow effects, Lensa functions as an exclusive online photo gallery that looks equally awesome on desktops, tablets and smartphones.

Lensa WordPress Theme

Price: Single Theme for lifetime: $49     MEGA BUNDLE 27+ standalone variety themes, one-year membership: $45

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PhotoArtist is a premium photography & portfolio WordPress theme from ThemeFuse designed for photographer looking to showcase their works. It combines the “full-screen” only look with features that give the viewer more control over the presentation of the photos.

PhotoArtist WordPress Theme

Blog Layout

PhotoArtist Theme Blog Layout

Price:  Standard License: $49   Developer License: $79   All Themes Package: $349

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Photostore is an incredibly elegant WordPress theme from Mint Themes designed for Photographers with responsive design. Every intricate detail has been carefully designed and developed to make sure that your photography/creative-based website is a breeze to set up. The theme is configured to show off photography and media (photos and/or videos) in an organized and simple way and cover everything from the home-page’s full-width slider, to social media links, and more.

Photostore WordPress Theme

Price: $79

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WP-ClearPhoto is a premium WordPress theme from Solostream designed for photography enthusiasts or anyone who has a portfolio of projects to show the world. Its built-in versatility and added features also make it suitable for a business blog, website or online magazine. With it’s clean, elegant design, it’s the perfect container to show off your great work.

Homepage Layout

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Gallery Layout

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Price:  WP-ClearPhoto Theme: $39   Solostream Membership: from $59 (access to all themes) Recommended

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Solostream specialize in magazine and small business style WordPress themes and it also offers CMS, business, personal and professional blog themes.

The Pro Photo is a premium photography WordPress theme from 8BIT (It also has another two themes on the WordPress Theme Market – Blog Theme: Standard Theme; Video Theme: Live Theme.) designed specifically for photographers, photo bloggers and image enthusiasts. It comes with 4 color schemes and has flexible layout options allowing images to be displayed in 4 different styles( grids, lists, albums, or animated galleries). You can also drop photo collections into blog posts, pages, or direct menu link and present them full-width or customize a sidebar for each collection.

Pro Photo Theme

Alternative Homepage Layout

Pro Photo Theme Layout

Gallery Page Layout

Pro Photo Theme Gallery

Price:     Standard License: $49    Support License: $99

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Real Photography is a super quality, clean, professional style WordPress theme from Ink Themes for Photographers wanting to present their shots or for designers/artists wanting to showcase their portfolio work a very modern and unique way. This theme gives a nice flash-like experience even when viewed on iPad or other Tablet Devices.

Real Photography for Interior Design (White Color Skin), Fashion Niche (Black Color Skin), Wedding Niche (White Color Skin), Multiple Examples:

Real Photography WordPress Theme

Price:  Single Theme: $45           InkThemes Membership (All Themes): $125

It provides a free trial version of this theme, so you can fully experience the quality of the theme before making a purchasing decision.

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Fullscreen is a gorgeous photo gallery WordPress theme from Themify with minimal, responsive design and the photos are put in center focus. Users can toggle to fullscreen mode by clicking on the fullscreen button and pressing escape key to exit the fullscreen mode. The fullscreen gallery can be individually assigned to Posts and Pages. For the regular WordPress gallery, there are two display options: photoswipe or lightbox. You may use Fullscreen to showcase lightbox media such as popup image, video, and iframe window.

Fullscreen WordPress Theme

Fullscreen WP Theme

Fullscreen Video Content

Fullscreen Video Content

Price:  Fullscreen Theme: $39        All Theme Package: $69

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Get this theme at a discounted price: use the coupon codefullscreen” to save 30% off this theme until Jul 31, 2012.

PhotoPro is a premium photography WordPress theme from Clover Themes perfect suitable for photographers which need a simple yet elegant showcase for their artwork. Great for photography and portfolio websites but can also be used for other projects. you can create your own online gallery to show off your works easily. The theme features classic yet minimalistic style so that your work will be guaranteed to be on focus.

PhotoPro WordPress Theme

Price: $69.95

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Notebook is a fun multimedia theme that takes advantage of WordPress post formats and advanced CSS3 animations. The result is a unique and highly engaging design that is sure that impress your visitors. Notebook makes it easy to share a variety of content, including audio, video, photographs and standard blog posts.

NoteBook WordPress Theme

Price: Club Membership for only $39 (Best Value)

Developer’s License: $89

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Kepler is a photography WordPress child theme for the Builder Framework from iThemes. It comes with multiple image display options giving photographers, designers and other creative professionals a unique way to showcase your work.

Kepler WordPress Theme

Price:  iThemes Builder: $127 (40+ child themes)      All Themes Package: $297 (100+ themes) Recommended

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iThemes specialize in business & CMS WordPress themes, and have a large selection for designers, photographers, business and other niches. iThemes Builder Framework allows you to build professional sites with WordPress quickly & easily by creating your own layouts.

ePhoto is a fantastic premium WordPress theme from Elegant Themes design for photographers or photo gallery.The theme allows you to create a separate blog page where normal blog posts can be integrated alongside your photos,and it also features some nifty jQuery effects, automatic thumbnail resizing, 2 colour schemes, and in-depth theme options page with a long list of settings.

Price: Club Membership for only $39 (Best Value)

Developer’s License: $89

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Elegant Themes Club Membership provides unlimited access to 60+ themes with 2-3 new themes each month (the price per theme is less than $0.65!). They create high quality, professional User-Interface, fashion & beautiful premium WordPress themes for various niches including: Business / CMS, ecommerce, magazine / news, portal, portfolio, personal, micro and professional blogging.