Whether you are a novice photographer who is still working to find all your right angles or a professional photographer who is building your client base as a rapid pace, the best thing you can do for your work is to create a site that can let your work speak for itself. If you are using WordPress, what is quite frankly the way to go, then you want to look for a photography specific WordPress theme.
What to Look For
You need eye catching design that minimizes distractions from areas that are not your photos and that can showcase feature images. Description and words are less important when showcasing your work. Let your photos speak for themselves unless you want to give the background of the photo, why you took it, what the lighting was, what mood you were trying to capture. With these types of posts, choose individual posts to explain them, but keep your main gallery and main page more about the photography.
How to Showcase Your Work
When people are looking for a photographer, they want to know that you can take the shots that most people can’t. They might not know what exactly they want, but if they see your work, they can envision how you can bring out the best photos for their wedding, newborn baby, or other life event.
Put Your Best Lens Forward
Use a great photography theme to showcase all your best artwork. Let the site do the talking for you and really show off what you can do. Include a great about me page that goes into detail how you work, how you got started and what motivates you as a photographer. Also give them several ways to get in touch with you on your site.
The Themes To Use
RichWP.com has created a few responsive themes that showcase your best photos and bring them to the front page for everyone to see. These WordPress photography themes are easy to set up and use since they do not come with over-complicated option panels or thousands of confusion shortcodes or slider options.
Products, Arts & Services Theme (Dark Version)
Let me introduce you to the dark version of our popular Products, Arts & Services Theme. This WordPress Photography Theme has been created to present you and your work in a manner that will lead your customers to purchase whatever you are selling.
From professions such as a photographer, a painter, a musician, an architect, a designer of any kind, a fashion label owner, a model, a craftsman or a Hipster Café owner, show what you have to offer to the world and get it sold!
The theme had been created with ease of use in mind. No vendor-locking over complicated page building systems, just 100% pure WordPress.
Products, Arts & Services Theme
Like its Dark Brother Theme mentioned above, due to the WooCommerce Integration, the Products, Arts & Services Theme is the perfect solution if you want to sell your services or prints.
No matter if you want to build a complex site or just a simple one-pager (use anchor links to each section of the front page), the Products, Arts & Services Theme lets you do it in style. Guide your potential customers and clients to the web experience they are looking for. There’s no second chance to make a first impression.
We tested the theme on IE9, IE10, IE11, Edge, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, iOS, Android and Windows Phone to make sure that this responsive theme works flawlessly across all modern browsers and devices.
This photography specific theme is translation ready, fully WooCommerce and Jetpack compatible, and probably the finest minimal design WordPress business theme available today.
Rich Gallery Theme
Rich Gallery is a fully adaptive and responsive WordPress photography theme that makes sure that nothing stays in the way between your artwork and your audience.
The main theme colors (navigation, links & buttons) can easily be adjusted in the theme’s options page where you can also upload a logo to fully make this theme your own.
Should you decide to sell your originals or prints and add eCommerce to your site, you can rely on the deeply integrated compatibility of the WooCommerce plugin. The theme also supports most Jetpack plugin features like tiled galleries, contact forms, and so on.
Showcase Gallery Theme
Showcase is a fully responsive and adaptive WordPress Photo & Portfolio theme that makes sure your portfolio looks sharp on anything from high resolution big screens all the way down to smartphones. This WordPress Gallery theme is the perfect solution for your photography, video, and portfolio styled sites and has been designed to work with your favourite responsive slider and gallery plugins to ensure full flexibility. This theme architecture will give you peace of mind for years to come.
Showcase Dark Theme
This WordPress Portfolio theme is the perfect solution for your photography, video and portfolio styled sites. It has been designed to work with your favourite responsive slider and gallery plugins to ensure full flexibility.
Feel free to display a slider (as in the demo) or a Gallery Page (see screenshot) on the front page. This architecture will give you peace of mind for years to come.
What is one of the most compelling ways you’ve shared your artwork with potential clients?