The photography industry is fairly crowded. And when you are running a Photography blog, it is really important to differentiate yourself from the competition. One of the key ways to differentiate your site is through branding. Your website’s branding is really important. If you are using a crappy, cluttered design, most of your visitors won’t even look at the content. For that reason, if you want to differentiate yourself from the crowd and want more people to actually look at your content, you need a beautiful, clean design.

While there are hundreds of thousands of free WordPress themes available, most of them don’t offer any real value. Most of them are vulnerable to hackers, outdated, or don’t offer a high-quality design. Even if you find a theme that offers a high-quality design, chances are it won’t offer you much if any customization options. And if the theme you use doesn’t offer any customization options, you won’t be able to customize the design to suit your branding needs.

When looking for a theme for your Photography blog, look for the following:

  • A Clean, Minimal Design: The more distractions on your website, the less are the chances that people will actually look at/read your content. If you want people to actually read/look at your content, you need a design that is minimal and offers a content-first focus.
  • Mobile-ready: Most of your visitors will be mobile users. And if your site isn’t responsive, they won’t be able to read your blog. Moreover, if your site isn’t mobile-ready, mobile users won’t be able to properly view all the images on your blog. And if you are interested in ranking on the first page of Google and staying there, your website needs to be ready for mobile devices. Because Google prefers to display websites that are optimized for mobile devices.
  • Optimized for Speed: Images make up most of the size of a Photography blog and if your theme isn’t optimized for speed, your site won’t load as fast as you would want it to. Remember, 90% of your website visitors will leave if it takes your site more than 3 seconds to load.
  • Customization Options: If the theme you are using doesn’t offer any customization options, you won’t be able to customize the design of your website. It is really important to be able to customize the design of your theme because if the theme you are using doesn’t suit your site’s branding styles, then you will lose a lot of credibility points.

As you might have guessed, finding a free WordPress theme is hard, so in this article, I will guide you through the best free WordPress themes available for your Photography blog. If you are interested in more free themes, then check out our collection of free Photography themes at Colorlib. On the other hand, if you are interested in premium Photography WordPress Themes, have a look at this collection at Colorlib.

Activello

Activello is a free multi purpose theme by Colorlib that offers a premium design. It comes with a clean, minimal layout which helps improve the chances of people actually viewing your content. If you want to stand out of the crowd, this theme’s beautiful design and simple typography will definitely help you.

This theme comes with a customizable hero header on the homepage. You can easily customize it to showcase your best content. This theme is fully compatible with WooCommerce allowing you to painlessly create stunning online stores within minutes. It is also translation-ready allowing you to easily translate it into multiple languages and create a multilingual site.

Activello allows you to customize almost all aspects of the design. It allows you to customize the color of all the theme elements and comes with built-in support for WordPress theme customizer.

Illdy

Illdy offers a modern design that is fully responsive and looks great on all devices. It comes with a clean, minimal design. This theme is fully customizable, so you can easily use it for creating any kind of a blog. It comes with a customizable hero header on the homepage. You can customize it within seconds to showcase your best work.

This theme comes with full support for popular free and premium WordPress plugins like Contact Form 7 and WooCommerce. This theme comes translation-ready, so you can easily translate it into your native language. It allows you to customize almost all aspects of the design, so you can adapt the design with just a few clicks to suit your branding needs.

Shapely

Shapely comes with a stunning design that is fully customizable and hence can be used to create any kind of a website. It offers a combination of clean, modern design and beautiful typography.

This theme comes with dozens of customization options. For example, you can completely customize the color scheme of the design. It comes with a full-featured slider on the homepage that you can customize to display your best content. You can also customize and use this theme’s homepage as a landing page for your products and services.

This theme comes fully translation-ready allowing you to easily translate it and create a multilingual website. If you want to start an eCommerce site, you can do that too with this theme. This theme comes with built-in support for WooCommerce.

Ascendant

Ascendant is a free theme that comes with a professional design. This theme offers a premium design that is fully responsive and can adapt to all screen sizes. It’s clean, minimal design will not only help you stand out but will also make sure people actually read your content.

This theme is fully customizable and offers full control over the layout of your posts and pages. It comes with over five different sidebar layouts to choose from. You can customize almost all aspects of this theme’s design including the color scheme and the typography styles. This theme allows you to choose the Google fonts you want to use. It also comes with built-in support for WooCommerce and Easy Digital Downloads which will allow you to create stunning eCommerce stores within minutes. This theme also comes with full support for popular WordPress plugins like Contact Form 7 and Yoast SEO.

If you just want the basic version of this theme, you can download the lite version for free, but if you are looking for more features, premium support and updates, you can get the pro version for just $59.

Blaskan

Blaskan is perfect for creating Photography blogs related to the Fashion industry. While it is best for creating sites related to the fashion industry, you can easily customize it to create a site in any industry including Photography.

If you want to create a multilingual website, you can easily do that with this theme. It is translation-ready allowing you to easily translate it into multiple languages. It also comes with full support for popular plugins like WooCommerce, Yoast SEO and Contact Form 7.

This theme allows you to customize almost all aspects of the design. It allows you to customize the color of all the theme elements.

Breviter

Breviter offers a clean, minimal design that looks great on all devices and adapts to all screen sizes. You can easily customize almost all aspects of this theme.

It comes with full support for WordPress Theme Customizer allowing you to make live changes to the design. It offers a customizable hero header on the homepage. You can easily customize it to display your best content.

If you want more features and premium support, you can get the pro version of this theme for just $39.

Fukasawa

Fukasawa is a free Photography theme for WordPress. It offers a minimal grid-based layout that is perfect for showcasing photographs. It’s clean, minimal design will make sure people actually look at your photos.

This theme comes with support for WordPress Theme Customizer. That means you can easily customize almost all aspects of this theme’s design including the color scheme.

Brilliance

Brilliance is a free multipurpose theme that offers a premium design. It is fully responsive and looks great on all devices. It’s a multipurpose theme, so you can easily customize and use it to create any kind of a website.

This theme offers dozens of customization options. It comes with over five different sidebar layouts to choose from, and offers full control over the layout of your posts and pages. It also allows you to customize the color scheme and change the Typography styles with Google Fonts of your choice.

This theme is translation-ready allowing you to easily translate it into multiple languages. You can use this theme to create multilingual websites. It also comes with full support for WooCommerce and Easy Digital Downloads. So, it’s super easy to launch a full-featured eCommerce store with this theme.

Rokophoto Lite

As the name suggests, Rokophoto Lite is made for creating a Photography blog. It offers dozens of customization options, so you can easily customize the design to suit your branding needs.

This theme comes with full support for WordPress Theme Customizer. So, you don’t need any additional plugins to make changes to the design.

It comes with 2 different types of sliders to choose from. Not only that, it also comes with a portfolio section and a contact form.

Freedom

Freedom is a really basic theme. It offers a simple clean, minimal design that is full responsive. This theme will look great and work on all mobile devices.

The theme comes with support for a custom menu, custom background, custom color scheme and a lot more customization options. You can easily customize this theme as it comes with full support for WordPress Theme Customizer. This theme comes with full support for popular free and premium WordPress plugins such as Contact Form 7, Yoast SEO and WooCommerce.

Satu

Satu offers a mobile-friendly one-column design. It doesn’t come with a sidebar to make sure more and more people actually look at your pictures and read your content.

This theme comes with a hero header that you can easily customize. It comes with support for WordPress Theme Customizer. So, you can easily customize almost all aspects of this theme. This theme comes with a fully responsive layout that looks brilliant on all devices.

Family

Family is a child theme of a free theme called Omega. It comes with a beautiful design that is fully responsive. It offers a clean, minimal layout to help you stand out of the crowd.

This theme comes with a hero header that you can easily customize. It also comes with full support for WordPress Theme Customizer. It allows you to customize almost all aspects of this theme.

Temptation

Temptation offers a premium design that is super clean and looks professional. This theme can easily adapt to all screen sizes and works on all mobile devices.

It offers a dark color scheme that is perfect for making the user focus on the content. It comes with full support for WordPress Theme Customizer. That means you can customize everything from the background to the logo. It has been fully translated, so you can use it to create a multilingual website.

BirdSite

BirdSite offers a grid-based layout that is super minimal. It’s clean layout will help focus the user’s attention on the content. It is fully responsive and looks great on all devices.

It comes with support for WordPress Theme Customizer, so you can easily make live changes to the design of the theme. You can customize the color scheme, the header, the logo and much more.

Landscape

Landscape is a beautiful free theme that offers a fully responsive layout. It can easily adapt to all screen sizes. This theme is perfect for creating personal photography blogs. It offers you a lot of features to help you showcase your best work.

It comes with dozens of customization options. This theme comes with a customizable homepage. You can easily customize this theme with the Theme Customizer. It allows you to customize the color scheme, the logo and the hero header on the homepage. This theme comes with full support for popular free and premium WordPress Plugins.

Conclusion

I hope this theme collection of ours helped you find the perfect theme for your WordPress blog. All of these themes offer a clean, minimal design that will increase the chances of people actually reading your content. Most of these themes are translation-ready, so you can easily translate them into multiple languages and create a multilingual website.

If this article helped you or if you have any suggestions, let us know in the comments section below.

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