Most of the content posted on Tumblr is image-based, and a large part of it is photography! Whether you are a professional photographer or just a casual one, Tumblr can be the perfect platform to display your work.
There are a lot of themes to choose from — both premium and free. But if you are looking for the perfect theme for a photography blog or portfolio, make sure it has the following features!
So, having some of all of these features, we have compiled a list of what we consider to be currently the top 10 themes for showcasing photography on Tumblr:
Specially created for the professional photographer (or enthusiastic amateur), the Exposure theme can have a full-screen slideshow with a minimal interface. A grid of posts that loads on scroll, an About Me section where you can introduce yourself, a newsletter area, social media links, widgets and EXIF support in the photo posts. A truly complete theme for Tumblr.
Almost layout out as a travel magazine, the Wayfarer theme is great if you want to group your photography into categories. It has a slideshow and its great for a photography blog. With a very modern and slick look, it has most of the features mentioned above except for EXIF support.
Perfect for a group blog but also for a portfolio. Photographica has a clean and geometric style that will make your photos stand out.
A minimal theme presenting a slider and a grid of large thumbnails that works perfectly for photography. It also supports widgets and social media links.
Another minimal theme for presenting photos, with a slideshow, thumbnails and a footer with widgets and social media links. Supports EXIF data as well.
As the name says, this theme is all for large images so it makes an excellent choice for a photography portfolio or blog.
Another minimalist theme, based on a grid. The dark background makes your images pop. It includes sharing and widgets.
With a horizontal scroll layout, this theme has a unique way of showcasing photographies. Great if you want to use it in a narrative way. All the theme interface is very muted so that the content prevails. No widgets are included, but it can be an excellent choice for a photographic portfolio.
A blend between a blog and a portfolio, beautifully made with large images and an immersive experience.
Finally, we end this list with a free alternative. Vintage is a fully featured theme. With the exception of supporting EXIF data, it has all features mentioned above, including a large footer with room for your Instagram account, Likes, Following, Flickr, Twitter and so much more. So, give it a try. It would make a great blog.
So, to wrap it up, if you are a photographer, there are a lot of great themes out there for you to choose from. Hopefully, with our selection, you will have a great starting point. And perhaps you don’t need to go any further, some of those themes are so amazing I am sure they will catch you by surprise.