I see many talented photographers who only use Facebook or other social media outlets as their portfolio. This is the worst thing you can do for your business and yourself. This is selling yourself cheap, under rated, and you look nothing but an amateur with a camera. Take it seriously or move on to other hobbies. Have online portfolio. That means you need to showcase your talent to the fullest. There are millions of other photographers who are eager to take your customers so spare none. Your portfolio should be nicest, greatest, and most complete part of your website. In this post, I have handpicked some of the best free and premium photography website templates available right now.
Prologue is a free unique and creative site template perfect for a creative agency, graphic designer, photographer, artist or anything in between. Its stunning design, carefully thought typography, patchwork grid based portfolio along with fine touches of design elements.
This template is a responsive and retina ready HTML5 one-page template with grid system layout. Mobile Touch optimized.
Live Grid – Responsive Interactive HTML Portfolio was specially created according the latest web technologies. It includes a unique menu, animated image grid, full screen photo portfolios, photo and video masonry grid portfolios, client proofing page, image adaptivity for each screen size, ajax HTML page preloader, share social icons for photo and video items and much more. It can be great for photographers, media agencies, hotels, restaurants, design bureaus, interior studios and for other representatives of creative areas.
Liquid Gem utilises CSS media queries and percentage layouts to give a completely responsive design. It also includes an image carousel, a fully working PHP contact form and a sample work page.
HTML 5 template perfect for creative’s portfolio offering files for download and showcase work.
Brushed is Free One Page Responsive HTML Template based on Twitter Bootstrap Framework. It is optimized for Retina Displays ( iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and MacBook Pro Retina). Best for studio, digital agency or creative people. Brushed is provides a powerful way to showcase your work. It is built with the HTML5 and CSS3 latest technologies, but at the same time make it compatible with older browser versions.
Simple Tape – a simple HTML template in a minimalist style, which you can get for free. Template is perfect for creating your own portfolio, and corporate website. Pure and simple appearance, provides maximum absorption of your information.
CreativePearl is a powerful responsive WordPress Theme, best suited for photographers and creatives who use portfolios to effectively present their work. CreativePearl theme is powered by the advanced ThemeOptions panel, which provides tons of options to manage and modify any aspect of the theme.
A great design by combining power of HTML5 and CSS3 with latest upgrades which gives you a superior control ability on multimedia such background control with images, videos and music. If you want to provide a comfortable experience to visitors with not reloading , fast and responsive theme, Cold Fusion is right choice!
RIB is responsive creative photography theme with clean and minimalist design. 12 different color schemes to choose on both light/dark skin.
Serendipity – Fullscreen, Responsive, Creative, Photography, Portfolio and Personal template. It has so smooth effect.
Ready to share your online findings with your visitors? With Pintores, our Pinterest-like theme Site Template you can do it à la Pinterest!
Zhot is perfect for Photography, Graphic Design & Webdevelopment company’s.
Murky09 – Photography Theme, This template is for showing your work to the world. Powered with Bootstrap framework, designed with HTML5 and CSS3 technology.
Modelish is a unique modern HTML5+LESS site template for presenting artwork or photography, but can be customized for any business. Highly optimized with mobile first techniques and retina display support, this template will bring style and a modern feal your audience has never seen before.
It’s really incredible how fast the pages built with Photoes load. As you know, speed is very important when building a site so we’ve spent a huge amount of time optimizing this theme for photos to load extremely fast.
If you’re looking for fresh HTML template you’re in the right place. Practical is based on the custom 1440px responsive grid which is fully prepared for smaller devices like tablets or smartphones. You can choose from light and dark style and from 15 prepared color schemes.
Pix Love is an html template specially designed for Portfolio websites. This template is easy to modify and ready to be up and running out of the box. The home page PSD file included have been customized to allow fast skinning.
BIG Gallery – Fullscreen Photography Portfolio is an unique way to present your photos.It allows you to present your work as big as possible.
Responsive Tumblr-Like Site Template.
Style Premium xHTML One Page Template uses a great deal of white/dark space to create a clean feel to this site. The elements of this web design are nicely spaced out to create a clean overall design. The light/dark background and elegant typography combines to make a very fresh design.
We have lots of friends that do photography for a living or simply just for fun, and all of them asked us to come up with a really minimalistic HTML theme, that could showcase their work in a way that doesn’t detract from the actual imagery. With PhotoArtist HTML version, we have tried to combine the “full-screen” only look with features that give the viewer more control over the presentation of the photos.
Experience the New and Impressive touch to HTML5 and CSS3 Right Now ! Draw the Screen to Navigate. Leave behind the “Modal Boxes” and ski among your images and video files, enjoy with your audio player…
Silence is amazing unique theme created to be easy to modify and customize. It’s based on 960 grid system. Silence can be used by photographers, companies, private blogs and more. You can easily customize this theme with css and psd files that gives You unlimited possibilities of modification.
Space is a creative one-page template that includes everything for portfolio and business use.
Pearl is a stylish full screen background template with a custom full screen gallery, perfect for showing off your visual work or perhaps you would just like to use images to sell yourself,
what ever you do!
Show off your work with this easy-to-customize and fully featured Site Template. When purchasing this template, you will receive a detailed help file along with additional options like choosing between unlimited color schemes and 2 unique featured sliders.
Storm is a stunning full screen background template with a custom full screen gallery,
perfect for showing off your visual work or perhaps you would just like to use images to sell yourself,
what ever you do! Background switcher controls allow you to cycle through background images, which are preloaded to cut loading time.
Sooji HTML template has been created for photographers or any organization that focuses on images in their portfolio.
Eekon Photoblog – HTML is a dark-backgrounded, simple and clean blog theme, that focuses on presenting photos. It will work great as personal photoblog, news/rumors site, or even photography/art portfolio.
“Famous Photography” is an elegant html/css template created especialy for photographers, digital artists, designers, also perfect for any company or freelancer that want to expose a nice portofolio gallery.The template is build with a simple look, a thumb gallery slideshow on main page, that is the main focus of this theme, where you can featured your best photos, desings, illustrations etc.
This theme is best suitable for a Photography and Personal folio website as well. Template works in all the major browsers, and has massive features to use for your next projects. For most of the part you can just follow the HTML with commented codes. It’s having all the generic layout options and for photography website.
Mindset is a HTML Template, best suited for Portfolio and Magazine sites. It comes with 5 color variations and 14 Different page templates.