Shutter Photography Portfolio is a flexible WordPress design that was created for photographers. It was actually released around a month ago on ThemeForest but was removed, only to be added back to the marketplace a few weeks later (not sure the reason why).
Like many of the designs that have been designed for photographers recently, Shutter utilises a full screen image slideshow in the background. The home page displays the latest uploaded images. Visitors can view all images or filter results to a particular category.
At the bottom of the page is a 4 column footer. A drop down navigation menu is shown at the top of the page with another menu displayed underneath the footer. Both menus can be controlled via the WordPress menu system.
There are 5 different blog templates available. Options include a portfolio style template that displays the latest blog posts like portfolio items to a traditional blog layout with small featured images.
There is also 5 portfolio templates to choose from. Single column, two columns and featured images with descriptions can all be chosen. When the visitor clicks on a portfolio item they are taken to a page with full details of the image including information about the camera that was used to take the photo.
Clicking on the image brings up a full screen mode that shows a large version of the image. Information about the image can be shown if the user clicks on the + symbol.
Shutter is an extremely versatile design. You can choose from an unlimited number of colours and unlimited number of sidebars too. It comes with 9 custom widgets, over 30 shortcodes for styling content and has video support. Google fonts have also been built into the theme which gives you over 300 fonts to choose from.
A license for Shutter retails for $35 from ThemeForest. It is translation ready, has child support and comes with the original Photoshop PSD files too. There are lots of photography designs for WordPress available. Shutter is by no means the most advanced theme out there but it’s certainly worth a look if you are looking for something to showcase your portfolio.