Show-casting your photography on designated sites such as Flickr, Deviantart, and others, is always a good idea. But, that also means your art is displayed among the art of thousand other people. It could be hard for someone to find you and identify you as THE photographer.
This is just one of the reasons why having a personal website for your photography is also a good idea. To be sure, you should have both: accounts on designated general web-galleries and a personal website just for your gallery.
Creating a professional portfolio with html, flash, java, is time consuming, expensive, and it won’t give you any advantage over the existing WordPress portfolios.
You can compare having your own WordPress gallery to an online portfolio. Except, you online-gallery will contain MORE photos.
For this reason, when choosing your WordPress Theme, you need to take into account the same rules I explained for portfolio creation here: http://www.photoaxe.com/10-rules-for-creating-a-proffesional-photography-portfolio/
Before we proceed, I want to mention that the best-looking and more reliable themes do require you to pay a small amount of money. If you truly care about how your gallery looks like and if you care about the visitor’s experience while browsing your photos, then don’t go for a free or cheap theme.
What I am going to present you next, are some absolute MUST SEE resources when choosing your WordPress gallery theme.
1. The “Mother” of all WordPress Photography designated themes is this this website:
2. Here you can find another selection of great WordPress Photography Themes:
3. And lastly, you should also check this out:
WordPress Themes are easy to install and manage. You can customize them to obtain a more personal look. Then, updating with new photos is just as easy as uploading them into a general specialized website such as Flickr and Deviantart.
WordPress platform will allow users to comment and vote on your photos, which is another great advantage.
Below are five of my favorite Themes. Test them out by clicking on each!!!