WordPress officially powers over 33% of the internet, and it’s clear to see why. Creating anything from a simple static website to a powerful e-commerce store has never been easier. In this post, let’s take a look at 10 amazing photographers who use WordPress to power their websites.

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The first photograph ever – Joseph Niépce’s “View From the Window at Le Gras” was taken nearly 200 years ago. It took Niépce 5 years of research, many failed experiments, and around 8 hours of light exposure to take that picture but he did it.

So what’s your excuse?

You probably have the right tool in your back pocket to take stunning photographs practically whenever you want. Heck, your handy old smartphone there probably has a better camera than that DSLR camera you bought a few years ago. You already have everything you need, so what’s stopping you?

Maybe you lack the inspiration? This wouldn’t be surprising, because that’s actually a common problem among aspiring artists. Whatever the case may be, we’re here to help.

The best way to get ahead, start putting your work out there and gain exposure as a photographer is to create a website to showcase your stunning portfolio.

And if you want to create a website, there’s really nothing better than WordPress. Thanks to the range of themes available and powerful plugins like the Modula WordPress gallery plugin showcasing your work is easy, fast and beautiful.

Modula Image Gallery WordPress Plugin
The Modula WordPress Gallery Plugin

In order to inspire your inner artist, here we have 10 amazing photographers that use WordPress to power their very own websites and share their artwork with the world.


Timothy Allen of HumanPlanet.com

Timothy Allen’s Website (Powered by WordPress)

Who’s the artist?

Tim is an English photographer who is best known for his work on BBC’s landmark Human Planet series. Even if you don’t recognize his name, just browse through his website and you’ll probably realize that you’ve seen some of his work before.

How does the site look?

Although the -site looks a bit corporate at first sight – it was put together in conjunction with BBC after all – it still has a fun feel to it. The top of the front page features a fast-moving slideshow. You can find Tim’s latest articles directly below the slideshow and at the bottom, there are links to articles on subjects ranging from travel to tutorials. The front page is there to wow visitors from the get-go and helps them navigate the site without any problem.

How will it inspire you?

If you’re interested in traveling and documenting different cultures from around the world, then Tim’s website might provide the right dose of inspiration. Moreover, with its straightforward design, it will show you that simplicity can be extremely effective.


Markus Huth of MarkusHuth.com

Markus Huth’s Website (Powered by WordPress)

Who’s the artist?

The second artist we have on our list is Markus Huth – a man of many talents. Besides the obvious, he’s also worked as a journalist for many years, and he also studied archeology and history in Berlin and Moscow. Markus has traveled to many distant regions of the world and managed to capture some of the more fascinating scenes he witnessed on the road.

How does the site look?

The site makes perfect use of the Full Frame theme and its gallery display options. The black-and-white color-scheme helps some of Markus’ work pop out. What’s more, the site clearly benefits from a number of customization options offered by the theme.

How will it inspire you?

If you’re a person that doesn’t like to brag too much, take a page out of Markus’ book, and let your work do all of the talking. The theme he used allowed him to put his work front and center and help the visitor become familiar with some of his choice works right away.


Daniel Burgas of Daniel Burgas Photography

Daniel Burgas’s Website (Powered by WordPress)

Who’s the artist?

The guys we talked about above can be called auteurs, but now, we have someone a bit different. While Helsinki-born Daniel Burgas is definitely an artist, he is definitely more of a commercial photographer than the other people we mentioned. His work

How does the site look?

Daniel’s website makes perfect use of the WordPress Stock Photography theme. This helpful tool allows you to transform basically any website unto a stock-photo powerhouse. It has a large header area where you can see some of Daniel’s work. The tag cloud makes the website pretty easy to navigate. Ease-of-use is something you need to keep in mind if you plan on building a commercial website.

How will it inspire you?

If photography is a hobby and you want to find a way to make some dough on the side of your hobby, just look at Daniel’s website and study his business model. A person looking for specific stock photos can find what they are looking for in a matter of seconds, thanks to the easy-to-navigate design and Daniel’s eye-catching offering.


Les Forrester of Photography by Les Forrester

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Les Forrester’s Website (Powered by WordPress)

Who’s the artist?

Les wasn’t always a photographer. He actually had a successful career in the motor industry for quite some time. However, his passion for photography was always there. Fifteen years ago, he decided to move from his hometown Yorkshire to Wakefield and take up photography full time.

How does the site look?

The website is a masterpiece of simplicity. The background is completely white, which helps the pictures stand out from the first moment you look at them. Clicking on a picture leads you to a specific gallery that contains other pictures from the same collection. The navigation bar is placed neatly above the pictures and will help you find out more about the artist, his history, and work.

How will it inspire you?

Mister Forrester mostly deals with landscapes and architecture. Over the years, his work was featured in many magazines and he even managed to grab a few awards along the way. His site will show you that you should display some of your best works first in order to grab the attention of your viewers at a first glance.


Thomas Schuppisser of Thomas-Schuppisser.ch

Thomas Schuppisser’s Website (Powered by WordPress)

Who’s the artist?

For almost a quarter of a century, Thomas Schuppisser has taken pictures for corporations all around the world. He is an expert in researching, planning, and organizing photo shoots in any location imaginable. From cold mountains to hot desserts, Thomas has seen it – and more importantly photographed it all.

How does the site look?

This is another simple website – in fact, it may be the most plain-looking website featured here – but that doesn’t make it any less effective. It consists of mostly pictures taken by Thomas with very little text. This may be strange for any other type of website, but since this is photography we’re talking about here, it definitely gets the job done.

How will it inspire you?

By not taking away any attention with sloppily written text, you can let the visitor decide what he or she thinks about your work. Like we said before, if you’re an artsy type, you may want to let your work speak instead of you.


Tom Robak of London Wedding Photographer

Tom Ronak’s Website (Powered by WordPress)

Who’s the artist?

Let’s get back to the commercial sector again. Like many before him, Tom Robok work in the corporate world for a number of years before he realized he wasn’t feeling fulfilled by his work. He turned to his first love, photography, and hasn’t looked back ever again. He may be a wedding photographer, but his work is more than just taking same-old tired photos of couples before the altar.

How does the site look?

Even though the website displays the pictures on the front page, Tom was quite aware that the primary function of the website is to advertise his business. For that reason, you can easily find pricing tables on almost every page. Robak also has fantastic call-to-action incentives throughout the website.

How will it inspire you?

Even if you want to work as a commercial photographer, your work doesn’t need to be watered-down. Tom takes pictures of interestingly-looking people at the wedding and always uses interesting locations to make the moment more memorable.


Lucía Correa of Retoque Digital

Lucia Correa’s Website (Powered by WordPress)

Who’s the artist?

The only lady featured today is a multi-talented person. Besides her extensive work in the field of fashion photography, Lucía also works in 3D rendering and audio editing field. She has been a frequent collaborator of the Editorials Atlántida and Televisa for many years, and 5 years ago, she joined the team of photographers Franco Musso and Luciana Wal.

How does the site look?

Finally, we have something more complex and modern for you. From the moment you visit the site, you’ll notice the elegant and colorful grid design. Furthermore, the masonry grid allows the photographer to highlight certain pictures without adding elements that would only distract from the minimalist design.

How will it inspire you?

If photography is not your only passion, you can easily combine it with your other talents with the help of your website. And if you want to get more traction on social media, you can do what Lucía did, and place social share buttons below every image featured on your site.


Max Sukhomlin of Soul-Focused Photography

Max Sukhomlin’s Website (Powered by WordPress)

Who’s the artist?

Max has been working all around Russia and the world since 2004. He captures everything from people to cityscapes with extreme attention for detail, which you can clearly see from his diverse portfolio featured on the website.

How does the site look?

Some people like to put their best work front and center. Not Max. When you visit his site, you’re immediately greeted by his cold, black-and-white stare in extreme closeup. This may be jarring to some people, however, for many visitors, this provides a chance to start becoming familiar with the artist’s personality from the second they visit the site.

How will it inspire you?

Don’t be afraid to share your personality. Max is a photographer-for-hire, however, you can catch glimpses of his personality on every step. Sometimes, putting yourself out there can help you forge a “relationship” of sorts with your visitors without communicating directly with them.


Stéphane Legrand of Stéphane Legrand Photography

Stéphane Legrand’s Website (Powered by WordPress)

Who’s the artist?

Stéphane Legrand is probably the least known photographer here. However, that doesn’t mean he’s not talented, nor that he will stay “underground” for long. He makes stunning time-lapse videos – make sure to check out his videos of Paris, New York, and San Francisco – and works as a commercial photographer as well.

How does the site look?

Possibly the best feature this website offers is the header video you see upon entering. Stéphane’s header shows off some fine aerial photography that will grab the visitor’s attention immediately. And the text overlayed above gives you a list of services offered by the photographer. Each of the sections listed there can be navigated to from the menu at the top of the page.

How will it inspire you?

Sometimes, you have to go the extra mile to grab people’s attention. Let’s face it, most of us have a shorter attention span than a goldfish – google it, it’s an actual fact – so you may want to use every trick in the book to make people pay attention to your work.


Hamish Robertson of HamishRobertson.com

Hamish Robertson’s Website (Powered by WordPress)

Who’s the artist?

Hamish has spent more than a decade living in New York and working as an editor and art director for world-renown publications like CITY Magazine, Vanity Fair, and GQ. His photographs have appeared in magazines like the New York Times, The Guardian, and Playboy, to name a few. The guy is pretty well-known in the business is what we’re saying.

How does the site look?

This may sound funny to any one of you that doesn’t have too much experience with design, but this website is a perfect example of a perfectly-designed sidebar menu. Trust us – this simple feature can make a site stand out by drawing attention to some of the most important links you can have on your website,m including your contact information and portfolio.

How will it inspire you?

You can easily find Hamish’s store on the site. Like many people on the list, Hamish also sells his work through his website. If you want to make money off your work, you don’t want to come off as too pushy, but you also need to help your customer-to-be to find a way to purchase some of your work. If you want to see a perfect balance, make sure to check out Hamish’s website.

WordPress + Photographers = 🤯

If you’re trying to create a unique website for your photography portfolio, WordPress is the ideal content management system. With over 50,000 plugins and themes you can use to customize your website to your liking, creating something to stand out has never been easier.

In this post alone, we’ve already seen ten stunning photography websites – all of which use the power of WordPress to their advantage.