35 Great Photographer’s Portfolio Sites to Inspire You

May 19, 2013 · 10 comments

by Dustin Betonio

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Creating a portfolio of your work is one of the most important things you can accomplish as a photographer. Unfortunately, relatively few photographers create portfolios because they find the process daunting or think their work is not good enough to be included in a portfolio. Others squirm at the idea they will have to review thousands of photographs taken over many years. Yet others do not know how to select photographs for a portfolio. Finally, there are those who believe that a portfolio cannot be created by themselves, that such an endeavor has to be conducted under the control of a museum or a gallery or needs to take place in the context of a retrospective of the artist’s work. It turns out that it is not that hard. The reason is the free publishing platform WordPress and the tons of WordPress Photography themes prepared specifically for creating awesome portfolios fast. Just check this collection of themes and you will see what I mean.

What is a portfolio?

A portfolio is, literally, a porte folio, in French, meaning a page carrier. A folio is a large page roughly the size of a single newspaper page. Porte means to carry. A porte folio, shortened to portfolio in English, is basically a device designed to carry loose pages. The first goal of the porte folio we might say is to hold these pages together in a secure place so they do not get lost or damaged. For artists these pages are works of art on paper. Although a portfolio is a large page there is no implied size for the contents of a WordPress portfolio theme. Similarly there is no implied restriction on the nature of the works of art placed in a portfolio. These can be drawings, paintings, architectural sketches, photographs, collages, etc. There is also no implied restriction on the type of container to be used.

Here is a collection of 35 fantastic portfolio web designs. This is pure inspiration for anyone considering to create an online portfolio to showcase their photos. To get started building your own portfolio there are I recommend you use WordPress Portfolio themes as they are build specifically for the purpose! If you need even more inspiration, you can have a look at some of these beautiful examples of Street photography and Aerial Photography.


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1. Seb Janiak

sebjaniak

2. Jeremy Cowart

JCowart

3. Sarah Cheng De Winne

Sarah-Cheng-De-Winne

4. Robert Dann

Robert-Dann

5. Mitchell Kanashkevich

MKanaskevich

6. Senol Zorlu

Senol-Zorlu

7. Alberto Oviedo

Alberto-Ovied

8. Andrew G. Hobbs

Andrew-G-Hobbs

9. Ben Hassett

Ben-Hassett

10. Chase Jarvis

Chase-Jarvis

11. Joon Brandt

Jbradint

12. Frederik Clement

Fclement

13. Brent Stirton

Bstirton

14. Andrew Gransden

Andrew-Gransden

15. Zhang Jingna

Zhang-Jingna

16. Yuri Yasuda

YURI-YASUDA

17. Timothy Hogan

Timothy-Hogan

18. Steve McCurry

Steve-McCurry-Photography

19. Rinze Van Brug

Rinze-Van-Brug

20. Nicholas Samaras

Nicholas-Samaras

21. Les Forrester

Les-Forrester2

22. Koen Demuynck

Koen-Demuynck

23. Lara Jade

Lara-Jade

24. Kazuha Matsumoto

Kazuha-Matsumoto

25. Kalle Gustafsson

Kalle-Gustafsson

26. Henrik Knudsen

Henrik-Knudsen

27. Hervé Lefebvre

Herve-Lefebvre

28. Gavin Gough

Gavin-Gough

29. Dimitris Theocharis

Dimitris-Theocharis

30. Dave Hill

Dave-Hill

31. Daniel Kennedy

Daniel-Kennedy-Photography

32. Cornelia Adams

Cornilia-Adams

33. Christian Oth

Christian-Oth

34. Ciril Jazbec

CirilJazbec

35. Bagrad Badalian

Bagrad-Badalian

If you like to keep on surfing maybe this article about Web Design Tutorials will be just what you looking for. Also don’t miss these best wordpress themes if you’re looking for a great theme for your website.

Author : Dustin Betonio

Dustin Betonio is a Translation Management graduate at University of Mindanao. His earlier career was devoted on customer service outside the information highway. Currently studying Law in the same University.

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Tamlyn November 23, 2012 at 3:40 pm

I’m an amateur photographer, hoping to start studying photography at College next year and looking at these make me feel a bit lost. I’m trying to build my portfolio but I don’t know where to even begin. Themes are racing through my head yet I can’t seem to find one that works. Do you have any suggestions on where to go from here? :)

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Free Wallpaper August 27, 2012 at 11:52 am

Gr8 Selected Sites, for inspiration.

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Rish January 24, 2011 at 10:35 pm

I too have mine. Hope you like it :)
http://rishabhagarwal.com

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Poje Mario January 24, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Great collection! 😉

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Allie @ FaqSoftware January 24, 2011 at 2:07 am

They are really good. I can never get enough of great photos, they can bring out the creativity in me, at the same time they encourage me to improve more. Do you think they still manipulate these photos?

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Lars January 24, 2011 at 7:13 pm

great to hear from you Allie. Well it is hard to know these days what is authentic…. I think most photographers “optimize” their shots more or less

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Web Design Nottingham January 21, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Quality share, I use countless photographers sites for inspiration, usually minimal!

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Lars January 22, 2011 at 10:38 pm

Thanks a lot WDN, I agree it is great inspiration watching these creative shots…

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