Web designers often browse through portfolio websites of other designers for inspiration and ideas that can be used in their own work. Photographers, like designers, have a need to display an attractive portfolio for their websites visitors, and many photographers have excellent portfolio sites. The portfolio site showcases the work to potential clients, usually provides some biographical information about the photographer, and makes it easy for people to contact the photographer.
If you’re looking to build your own photography portfolio, we recommend Shopify.
In this post, I’d like to take a look at some of the best. Here you’ll find photography sites that are well designed and also showcase amazing photos. You’ll see a few different styles and approaches. Many use a large background image or a large slider to showcase the photos at their best. Others use many smaller thumbnail images to fill the screen. A minimalist design style is also common because it allows the photos to be the center of attention rather than the design details of the site.
If you use WordPress, one resource we’ve come to love for photographers is Photocrati. It’s a WordPress theme that is specifically made for photographers. Using their theme will help you create a stunning and responsive photography website.
For more design inspiration, see:
- Infrared Photography
- 50 of the Best Church Websites
- 20 Websites with Unique Layouts
- 25 of the Best Photography Portfolio Sites – Part III
- Sunset Photography
If you’re looking to learn more about design websites, please see our post Learn Web Design.