If you’re a photographer you need to have a portfolio website that stands out from your competitors, looks and functions professionally and compliments your photography. While there are countless portfolio website templates in all sorts of layouts, we find that horizontally scrolling portfolio pages and galleries create the best impact and manage to present photography in a way that is immersive, enjoyable and beautiful at the same time.
To save you the hassle of searching around the web for top quality WordPress themes with horizontal layouts, we compiled our favorite, high-quality, responsive and retina ready, horizontally scrolling photography themes worthy of the work it features.
Kameron photography portfolio is a beautiful WordPress theme designed specially for photographers. Its horizontally scrolling portfolio galleries open up in a custom made full-screen image slider with thumbnails, slideshow option and social share. You can upload your photography not only in the portfolio but also as backgrounds for the menu area and pages. This theme has a couple of interesting features that photographers might find especially useful, such as a horizontally scrolling services page and a pricing page to describe and list your photo packages.
Timber is a sharp, clean and elegant photography WordPress theme suitable for any fashion, landscape, portrait or wedding photographer. It’s fast, modern and fun to use so if you’re really fond of horizontal scroll, you will like Timber because not only its portfolio images are horizontally scrolling but also its home page, blog, and shop page.
Outdoor is a modern, clean and refined photography WordPress theme. Its smart design will make your content the center of attention. This theme lets you create full-screen horizontal image galleries with an option to add descriptions for the gallery itself as well as for each image separately. Outdoor comes with six pre-made home page layouts that include horizontal carousel, sliders, static image, video and more.
Legrand is a truly minimal and modern horizontal photography theme. It’s clean, simple design will make your photography stand out and capture the viewers attention instantly. Legrand portfolio galleries can open up in multiple ways, you can set up your galleries to open up in both vertical and horizontal layouts, as a single, full-screen image or as a contained slider.
Shutter is a unique, creative yet simple photography theme. It has multiple portfolio and gallery layouts to choose from. It comes with a couple of interesting gallery options such as horizontal gallery, multiple fullscreen sliders, tiled gallery and more. Shutter comes with both dark and light versions, simple customization panel and a couple of pre-made templates to get you started quickly.
Bluebird is a modern and elegant fullscreen photography theme for photographers. It comes with both horizontal and vertical portfolio and gallery layouts. Its horizontal portfolio layout covers the screen form top to bottom, creating an immersive browsing experience. Bluebird also comes with multiple blog layouts, client area with password protection, services and pricing pages. Everything a professional photographer needs from a theme.
Fusion is a highly customizable photography WordPress theme. It’s packed with multiple home page layout variations including a horizontal home carousel layout, plenty of gallery and portfolio layouts, header customization options and more. Fusion includes built in photo proofing galleries and a page builder to give you full control over your website building process.
Aster is a very romantic and dreamy looking horizontal photography theme. It comes with soft patterns in multiple areas across the theme that can be changed to any other pattern or image if flowers are not your thing. Aster is retina ready, sharp and fast loading. It comes with two menu layout options, multiple blog layouts, horizontally scrolling portfolio and galleries, and a custom made password protected client area.
Napoli is a beautiful, fashionable and highly customizable theme for photographers. It comes both in light and dark versions and has countless of pre-made home page examples for you to choose form as well as multiple gallery layouts, services, pricing, booking pages and more.
Trend is a creative and modern photography theme with features like, horizontally scrolling galleries, quick view for fast browsing trough your latest work, multiple blog and post layouts and split screen page templates. Trend offers easy customization, setup and multiple portfolio layouts for you to choose from.
Uno photography theme comes in both dark and light color schemes. It is clean, modern, professional looking and highly customizable. You have an option to choose between six portfolio layouts, ten gallery layouts, three blog layouts, and more!
Kamera is a multi-concept photography theme. It comes with no less than 23 pre-made demos designed for every kind of photographer from fashion and portrait to event, food and wedding photographer. Kamera has a couple of very creative layout options that will give you the opportunity to express yourself without limitations.
Eugene is a truly unique retro-looning photography theme designed specially for photojournalists. It is fast loading and supports large amounts of images. Designed for photojournalists and story tellers, this theme is designed to display text together with visual material so you can write descriptions for not only the galleries themselves but for each image separately as well.
Alvar is an ultra-minimal, clean, content-focused photography WordPress theme. The homepage consists of horizontally scrolling portfolio galleries that open up in vertical single galleries with an option to add text. Alvar has a simple navigation on the left side of the screen with enough white space left to add extra widgets like social network links and copyright information.
Fluxus photography theme is a smooth horizontally scrolling design with large portfolio galleries that can be displayed in either horizontal or vertical layouts. Fluxus gives you the ability to set not only your portfolio entries but also your blog archive in a horizontal layout. Like other themes in this list Fluxus also comes in both dark and light color schemes.