WordPress Horizontal Themes for Photographers Portfolios

I am still working on this photodelux.net website and trying to decide what I want it to be and how I want it to look. For now I envision a mix between my portfolio presentation as well as a blog of my photographic journey, with photography related news and interesting tidbits as I come across them. One thing I have noticed lately in viewing other photographers websites, is that I really love the horizontal scroll or “filmstrip” view of their portfolios! Several inspirational websites I’ve seen lately include: Creative Smiles Photography (© credit: featured image example for this post), Mecuro B Cotto, David Thomas, Chanel Rene, George Favios, Jason Christopher, and Pierre Dal Corso (uses 4ormat) as well as many more.

Highlight theme for WordPress

Highlight theme for WordPress

While most of the websites look to be simple custom-built websites, I plan to only build my website WordPress — but can WordPress do a “horizontal theme”? After a lot of research I’ve discovered the answer is: Yes – yes it is possible! There are very few horizontal scrolling themes for WordPress out there though, so it took some time to find them. Here are the best wordpress horizontal scrolling themes that I could find:
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Leanne in Alexandria

I haven’t really kept up with posting to my blog here much, since I’m mostly just trying to keep up with shooting, editing and uploading photos all the time! This post is a little out of order but figured I better start somewhere.

Doorway fashion portrait (1/80, f/3.5, ISO1600 +0)

Doorway fashion portrait (1/80, f/3.5, ISO1600 +0)

In late September I flew back to the states and arranged for a few photo shootings with some of my favorite models from modelmayhem that I’ve only dreamed about shooting with since moving to Germany. Leanne was one of those models that just stood out so much to me after seeing her work with a couple of my favorite photographer friends, Jonathan Taylor of Jonathan Taylor Photography and Li-Tao Chen of Estate Image Serenity. As you can see, she is an absolute beauty! There are of course many beautiful women out there, but what captivated me about Leanne is how she also has this peaceful, content and charming look about her that’s also very classy and elegant. I knew I was in luck when she said she was available for a shooting!
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Welcome

Welcome to the new website for Photo DeLux Photography – where great photos are created from great light! Please explore this site for my portraiture, beauty, fashion, casual, nature and fine art photography (more soon to come). My name is Brian, and I am freelance photographer/fotograf currently based out of Stuttgart, Germany.

My current focus is “people photography”. Now when it comes to portraiture, it’s not only having great light that counts… although cliché, I think it’s also important to capture the beauty of the individual shining from within each person. This is often revealed through subtle natural expressions — in their posture, eyes and smile — and capturing that essence is what makes for a truly great portrait. This is what I strive for in my photography, to make not only a beautiful picture, but artistically reveal the beauty of the person within the picture.

“We take a lot from somebody when we take their picture. If not done carefully, we can take their dignity as well. The relationship between photographer and subject is crucial. You have one frame, one small impression, to represent everything that person is.” – Joey L

Need a photographic artst? Please don’t hesitate to contact me – Brian.