The Best WordPress Themes for Indie Photography Enthusiasts

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In our effort to curate the best WordPress themes out there (see here, here and here) we invited our friends from the QualiThemes WP search engine to start a regular column on Inspired Mag, recommending the hottest themes in various niches. Check them out and feel free to suggest new ones in the comments section.

Meshable | $35 | Details | Demo

Meshable is a creative professional WordPress theme with high end features. This theme is designed with new valid HTML5 Semantic tags and it works greatly on all leading browsers today. This theme is specially designed for photography and personal sites, however this theme will suit needs of most type of sites if proper background is used.

Fiat Lux | $30 | Details | Demo

Fiat Lux is the best way to make fullscreen image and video background websites with an elegant minimal design. Highly customizable, you can choose unlimited color schemes and 11 templates to build your website. Good for photographers, portfolios, galleries etc.

Gaia | $35 | Details | Demo

Gaia is a portfolio theme for WordPress. It’s designed for those who need to show their works on a clean and elegant layout. It’s extremely easy to use and it fits for any kind of business. Ready for WordPress plugins like WP-PageNavi, all-in-one SEO , flickpress etc. Custom content widget. Working contact form with jQuery validation.

Digifoto | $35 | Details | Demo

Digifoto is a minimalist photography theme. DigiFoto comes with light and dark color variations. Supports both landscape and portrait images, and video. This theme is translation ready and comes with a .po file to make it easy. Cufon font replacement. Full control over all site typography in theme options. 10 Portfolio styles from 1 to 4 columns.

Crea | $30 | Details | Demo

Crea is a flash-like WordPress premium theme. It utilizes the power of HTML5 to bring you stunning animated transitions between pages, awesome parallax backgrounds and 2 unique sliders (fade- and carusel-mode). But Crea WP does not just look gorgeous, it also delivers you smart tools to manage and customize it! We created 3 custom content and taxonomy types (photo albums, portfolio and slides) to provide you with the best control over your site’s content.

Photo Workshop | $49 | Details | Demo

Photo Workshop is a photography and portfolio theme for WordPress that contains features for pitching products and services. Grow your business and manage a killer, mobile-friendly portfolio all under the same hood. Photo Workshop is an all-in-one solution for photographers and creative entrepreneurs who want the ability to show a portfolio of images or videos and pitch workshops, events, or products. The theme also includes image theft protection (right clicking on images is disabled), iPhone video display options, custom colors, homepage design options and two custom widgets.

Wide Angle | $79 | Details | Demo

Wide Angle theme is like 15 WordPress themes in one. You get 15 different preset looks out-of-the-box. And those are just starting points. With our powerful theme options, you can customize any part of your site without knowing code. The Photocrati theme is the next generation in photography WordPress themes. Photocrati is a powerful WordPress theme for photographers. It comes with a built in gallery system, Photocrati Gallery, as well as an options panel that allows you to customize almost every aspect of your site.

Lightbox | $79 | Details | Demo

Lightbox photography wordPress theme is designed by photographers for photographers.  A series of 15 themes with rich layout that incorporates a flash-style homepage with featured rich gallery management including, bulk uploading, resizing, thumbnail creation, watermarking. We’ve kept them clean, simple, and elegant to maximize visual impact and allow your images to speak for themselves. Create as many galleries and sub-galleries as you want and upload as many images as you want. Includes critical features like batch uploading and automatic watermarking.

Photo Art Gallery | $49 | Details | Demo

Photo Art Gallery, showcase your art, photography, design work or even print. If you think of your work as art, this is the wp theme for you. Dynamic sidebar widget creation, image thumbnail custom field, cufon text replacement, auto image resizing, jquery image / video lightbox and feedburner ready.

Picture Box | $29 | Details | Demo

Picture Box is first WordPress photography theme for ThemeWarrior. We put our best effort to create this powerful and well designed theme, Picture Box will show you how powerful WordPress default gallery feature really is and yet we make it even cooler with jQuery awesomeness. jQuery Masonry – the number of images in one row will adjust according to your browser width and screen resolution, drop down menu, 3 amazing color schemes (dark gray, brown, white), 3 custom widgets to help you easily setup the theme, banner ad management and your personal social media icons.

Photobox | $33 | Details | Demo

Photobox was created for photography or portfolio showcases. It’s a simple, yet effective, theme that can be setup in less than 5 minutes with multiple layout arrangements, 5 styles ,4 different fonts, 3 different pages style (blog, contact, wide page), 1 main sidebar, 3 custom widgets. Almost everything is done automatically, so what you need to do is just to upload your images. The images are uploaded through wordpress built in media uploader, all you have to do is copy/paste the url of the image in a custom field.

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