35+ Premium Photography Website Templates

Resent years many photographers have closed down their physical showrooms and created an online portfolio instead. By going online photographers can attract customers not just from the neighborhood but also from around the world. All it really takes is a beautiful portfolio website that present the best work.

Creating a photography website that fits your needs and exudes that exact expression you wish for, is actually doable with reasonable effort. This, even if you are on a tight budget and you or your best friend are not hardcore web developers. Still website templates require some effort to be turned into a working website.

If you are using pre-build photography website templates, most of the hard web development work have been taken care of already. The availability of great looking photography templates is amazing and as you can see below, there are many different designs you can choose from to kick start your photography websites.

Finding the template might take some research and it is important that you have a good idea of what features you need and what the design should look like. As an example, some photography website designs use full screen background sliders to scale up featured photographs to the entire screen. In addition, some templates include portfolio grids, galleries with lightbox previews. Deciding how you want to show off your photos is a key part of the process.

If you are not familiar with setting up websites at all you might consider using popular publishing platforms like WordPress. I have found a large collection of WordPress photography themes in this article at tripwiremagazine.com, which I recommend you check out for inspiration.

In today’s post, I have handpicked some of the best premium photography website templates available right now. I hope it will help you get an idea of the amazing options available today for kick starting website projects. Please leave me a comment telling me if you found what you were searching for and share the article in social medias! Enjoy the template hunt!

Modelish – HTML5 Site Template – MORE INFO / DEMO

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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 unique customizable system with LESS variables makes it easy to adapt to your favorite colors, fonts and style preferences.

PhotoArtist – Photo Showcase HTML Theme – MORE INFO / DEMO

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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. For those who want to see only the images, with a couple of clicks you can get rid of all the UI elements that get in the way.

Photoes HTML – MORE INFO / DEMO

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Built for photo galleries and video galleries, Custom 3d rendered objects, selectable for each photo, Landscape, square or portrait photos, Responsive design, Ideal for photography.

HQ Photo HTML5 Responsive Template – MORE INFO / DEMO

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Looking for something unique and awesome, this template is what you need. We’re proud to present a super interactive and engaging template well-suited for photographers and videographers, which won’t leave any visitor indifferent to and forgetful about experience they had with your website. A whole set of features is exposed to dynamic manipulation in real time by a visitor such as home page visuals, video background, photo/video grid gallery, portfolio layout and much more. The template is compact and large-scale at the same time, which is achieved thanks to a perfect combination of inactive elements hiding and its fullscreen design.

JPhotolio: Responsive Wedding Photography Template – MORE INFO / DEMO

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JPhotolio is premium responsive template for Wedding Photographer. This themes provide everything that you need to “WOW” your visitor with your photo, video, or even music. JPhotolio provide very easy way your visitor get in touch with you. From Integration with Google Direction with Ajax Contact form.

Purity – Responsive HTML5 Template – MORE INFO / DEMO

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Purity is a clean elegant responsive multi purpose portfolio template. Geared towards photographers although suitable for just about anyone. Fully valid HTML5 code. 100% responsive. Also includes a fully working AJAX PHP contact form.

Poise – HTML/CSS – MORE INFO / DEMO

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This HTML /CSS template in a classic design with a vivid taste of the east, but not excluding modern pieces using jQuery I made it an attractive as using a small number of elements and focusing on information. It is cross browser compatible, uses Google fonts and very clean coded. It comes with ready to use Ajax based contact form. Template was prepared to convert to any CMS or for using as html website.

Jupither – Responsive HTML Gallery & Blog Template – MORE INFO / DEMO

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Jupither is a responsive gallery and blog template which is perfect for photography portfolios. Minimalist, ajax-powered one-page gallery is great for showcasing your favorite works without tiring your visitors. The template includes a intuitive gallery script with mobile gestures and drag functionality for desktop view.

Photolio – Photography / Portfolio HTML Template – MORE INFO / DEMO

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Template features: Valid HTML5 /CSS3, 2 Skins (Dark and Light), Fullscreen background slideshow or single image for each page, Fullscreen gallery and background slideshow with 7 amazing effects, 14 html pages, Filterable portfolio, 5 Gallery Templates, SEO –friendly, Jquery powered, Working contact form, Well Documented, Well-Commented Code for easy customising, …and much more…

Plento: A Fullscreen, Responsive & Ajax Template – MORE INFO / DEMO

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Plento is a Full screen Background slider, Responsive Ajax based page loading HTML template, which uses latest CSS3 techniques and suits perfectly for Photography, Fashion and Portfolio websites. It is cross browser compatible, uses Google fonts. It comes with ready to use Ajax based contact form.

John Doe Facebook Template – MORE INFO / DEMO

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Modern and functional HTML5 fan page template with image slider, youtube, vimeo and image galleries, mp3 audio controller, map and contact form. Timeline cover, profile picture and tab image are included

ISO Photography Portfolio – HTML – MORE INFO / DEMO

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The theme that turns your monitor into a gallery – ISO is a complete, modern portfolio designed to showcase your work online, while providing all the details potential customers need to get to know you and your work. Minimal typography and highlighted frames ensure your photos are the star. Four theme styles included to match your personality!

Focal Photo Gallery – MORE INFO / DEMO

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Focal is a clean, professional style photo gallery, great for photographers wanting to present their shots, or for designers/artists wanting to showcase their portfolio work.

Pearl – Light Full Screen Background Template – MORE INFO / DEMO

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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! Background slideshow controls allow you to cycle through background images, which are preloaded to cut loading time. 25 gallery/portfolio layouts are included so you can pick the one that best suits your work.

Storm – Full Screen Background Template – MORE INFO / DEMO

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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. 25 gallery/portfolio layouts are included so you can pick the one that best suits your work.

J.Doe Photography HTML5 Template – MORE INFO / DEMO

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J.Doe is HTML5 & CSS3 template dedicated to photography, personal or corporate style. The design is minimalistic, simple and clean. The fullscreen image gallery with audio player is the best way to represent your art work. Just watch and listen.

Right Now Full Video, Image with Audio – MORE INFO / DEMO

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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… It is Enhanced with AJAX, Seamless and Fastest experience.

Simpolio – Fullscreen Portfolio & Blog HTML Theme – MORE INFO / DEMO

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Template features: Valid xHTML 1.0 Strict , Fullscreen background slideshow or single image, Fullscreen background with 7 amazing effects, 11 html pages, 2 different templates for blog, 3 different templates for portfolio, Cufon font replacement, Lightbox image and video support, Portfolio video support, Jquery powered, Working contact form, Well Documented, …and much more…

Sniper – Premium Photography Template – MORE INFO / DEMO

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Sniper is the Responsive + Liquid HTML/CSS Template built for Photographers, Creative agencies or portfolio website. Main idea was to create a symbiosis of two types of templates: one page website + fullscreen gallery. All elements of the template are liquid and thereby it sucsesfully adapts to any device. Special attention was paid to optimize template for Tablet PC’s and smartphones.
It comes with many cool features ex. 10 Skins (5 colors x light and dark themes), Fullscreen Slider, 2 Post Sliders, a lot of prebuild shortcodes.

FocalPhoto – MORE INFO / DEMO

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FocalPhoto is a theme that can be used as a photography portfolio. The site is completly coded an it’s very easy to add extra images and categories to the site. Included with the theme is my Image resizer scriptthat will take care of generating thumbnails and crop the images on the fly.

Fotofolio – Premium Photography Portfolio Template – MORE INFO / DEMO

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Fotofolio is a unique custom designed photography portfolio template created for photographers that require a high impact web presence but can be used for any type of artist’s portfolio ( webdesigner, graphic artist, painter etc).

Dreamland – Photography Theme – MORE INFO / DEMO

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Dreamland is a portfolio, photography template made in HTML 5 and CSS3

LIVE GRID – Responsive Interactive HTML Portfolio – MORE INFO / DEMO

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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.

Famous Photography – MORE INFO / DEMO

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“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.

Kookaburra Photography – MORE INFO /

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A perfect theme for photographers! It includes some Javascript goodies including a sideshow, gallery and tweet (from Twitter) grabber. The structure is based on the 960 Grid System which allows you to further customize the structure of the theme.

Glare – Photography Portfolio Site Template – MORE INFO / DEMO

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Glare is an elegant Portfolio and Photography site template, best suited for photographers.

BIG Gallery Facebook Edition Photography Portfolio – MORE INFO / DEMO

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BIG Gallery Facebook Edition is an unique way to present your photos, images or projects on Facebook App Tab.

Expo – Responsive HTML5 Template – MORE INFO / DEMO

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Expo is a creative agency and photography template. It’s designed with mobile-first practices in mind. Enjoy unique and modern design style developed with todays most effective coding techniques. Multiple showcase opions work perfect for any type of media content of any dimension.

MY FOLIO – Responsive Photography Retina-Rdy HTML5 – MORE INFO / DEMO

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This template is a responsive and retina ready HTML5 one-page template with grid system layout. Mobile Touch optimized.

Serendipity – Fullscreen, Photography, HTML5 – MORE INFO / DEMO

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Serendipity – Fullscreen, Responsive, Creative, Photography, Portfolio and Personal template. It has so smooth effect. Try to FLY with it.

Wedding Album Premium xHTML/CSS Template – MORE INFO / DEMO

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Wedding Album Premium xHTML/CSS Template best suits for Personal Wedding pages or Portfolio Websites for professional Photographers. Wedding/Portfolio Album Template uses a great deal of white/dark space, combined with a light/dark background to create an clean feel to this site. The elements of this web design are nicely spaced out, combined with an unlimited color-palette to create a clean overall design. The white background and elegant typography combines to make a very fresh design. This website is far from minimal, yet uses very clean edges, accentuated by the contrasts between content areas and backgrounds to create a highly clean web experience.

Pinfinity Responsive Tumblr-Like Site Template – MORE INFO / DEMO

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Ready to share your online findings with your visitors? With Pinfinity, our tumblr-like theme Site Template you can do it à la Pinterest!

JR Photography HTML Site – MORE INFO / DEMO

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JR Photography HTML Site template represents stylish and elegant fullscreen gallery for photographers, artists, designers, personal projects and other purposes. The template is equipped with amazing jQuery effects, sliders and preloaders that provide awesome visibility to portfolio images.

Zoom Premium HTML Portfolio + Blog – MORE INFO / DEMO

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Zoom is the ultimate portfolio and product showcase theme. This theme is optimized for touch on the iPad and even supports keyboard control (arrow keys and spacebar).

PIXELLE – MORE INFO / DEMO

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PIXELLE is a refreshing, professional and modern website template which is perfectly suited towards professional photography firms or individuals. It has support for multiple galleries (e.g. Cities gallery) and an integrated slideshow (e.g. on the homepage). All enhanced galleries and slideshows within this template are unobtrusively coded and degrade gracefully meaning each user can have a pleasant experience whatever their browser’s capabilities!

Practical – HTML Responsive Theme – MORE INFO / DEMO

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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. That gives you 30 possibilities at the start. Divided stylesheets helps you with color changing and choosing your style. Template can be used for different types of sites from portfolios and photography to business.

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