Whether you are a beginner or a professional photographer, having a photography portfolio is a must these days. In this post, we are going to introduce 50 beautiful photography portfolio sites for your inspiration.
What is a Photography Portfolio?
Photography portfolio is an online website or gallery showing your best photography work, along with your bio and contact information. You can be the best photographer in your niche, but without a photography portfolio, you might have a hard time acquiring clients.
For most people and potential clients out there, your portfolio is real proof of your skills and experience. People believe what they see. Beautiful photography framed into a clean, modern website can do wonders to your photography business.
Beautiful Photography Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration
In this list, we have handpicked 50 best, creative, and beautiful photography portfolio websites from all over the web. We collected these sites to help you find ideas and inspiration for your own portfolio.
Jill Greenberg is known for her series of crying children called ‘End Times’ in 2005. It caused a stir in photography and culture. She started her photography path at the age of 10 and earned numerous awards since that time.
Michael Muller is an American celebrity photographer who is responsible for favorite and world-recognized shots.
Nick Onken is a famous photographer and entrepreneur who has taken pictures of Justin Bieber, Tom Hanks, and Jessica Alba. He has photographed international campaigns for such huge brands as Coca Cola, Nike, and Adidas.
“Tony never wanted to be a photographer” as his bio says. But, he is a photographer from Chicago who specializes in portraits and has numerous awards.
Tom Hull is a UK-based portrait, advertising, and landscape photographer. He worked with many famous brands, such as Nike, Phillip Morris, and other.
Helen Hooker is a talented photographer from the UK. Her photography blog is interesting to read and see. There you will find street photography, architecture, and wildlife. She has been posting a photo per day for over a decade now!
Sebastian Kim is a celebrity and portrait photographer whose photos you might see on covers of Elle and Vanity Fair. His website is a gallery of bright and creative shots.
Andrew Hobbs is a portrait photographer who worked with Nike, Nokia, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton. His website has a minimalist, clean design with white background and images with the landscape, and vertical orientation put side by side.
Michael’s website is one of my favorite in this collection. It features a grid-based design with monochrome photos which got colorful when you roll your mouse over. Michael David Adams is an editorial photographer from New York.
As Angil’s profile says, he is Pursuing pixel perfection. He is one of Photoblog Pro users with a creative portfolio and beautiful outdoor images.
Paolo is a photographer and creative director from Milan. His website features full-width photos, use arrows on the right to navigate the portfolio.
Aaron is a fashion portrait photographer from France, who is living in Los Angeles. He has horizontal scrolling website with amazing colorful portraits and big typography.
Levon Biss has a unique portfolio with macro photos of insects. He is a photographer from London who had shooting numerous genres, including portraiture, documentary, and sport. Lately, Levon’s passion for photo and nature turned out into Microsculpture, a series of insects photography.
Joshua Stearns is a fashion and street photographer from Hawai, US. The thing of his portfolio is a large typography logo on the white background on top.
With over 1.6K and 2k comments, her profile is one of the most popular on Photoblog. Stephanie’s portfolio includes photos of children, nature, travel, and food.
Zena is a unique underwater photographer who perfectly combines technical skills and creative vision. Her portfolio is a simple landing page with big images and parallax scrolling.
Brett is a portrait photographer from Raleigh, NC. His site has creative horizontal scrolling and a big red logo on the left hand.
Ho Kim is another creative photographer from Photoblog. Check out his beautiful images connected to tourism and nature.
Nicola is a fashion, portrait, and architecture photographer with a beautiful portfolio. It featured a grid-based design with stunning animation. Try to click on the image to see how it opens full-size.
Lisa is a Canadian photographer and tech entrepreneur. She has created an iPhone app Camera+ which was downloaded over 14 millions times. Her photos were featured in numerous magazines including The New York Times, Elle, and Toronto Star.
Daniel is a freelance photographer and film-maker with over 12 years of experience. His portfolio has a dark background with a grid gallery.
Juco is a collaboration of two creative photographers Julia Galdo and Cody Cloud. Their portfolio has a colorful gallery of images on a white backdrop. Among their clients are Apple, Nike, and Coca Cola.
James Day is a London-based photographer who works mostly with advertising and editorial. His works were featured on The New York Times, The New Yorker Magazine, US and UK Wired, Vanity Fair, GQ, and Wallpaper.
This is a portfolio os Roger Hoit who own a studio of video and photo production. The main page features a full-screen video.
Steffen got into photography at an early age. Go to his website and slide down to see his works. The smaller preview of the images is on the right side.
Stan Seaton is a team of Stan and Jane who worked together for over 16 years. Their portfolio features breathtaking wedding photography with parallax scrolling.
Piotr Kulczycki is a travel photographer. He is sharing his pictures from different corners of the globe on his website.
Kevin’s photography style can be described as wild, active, and creative. With a simple dark background, these images stand out. Roll your mouse over the logo and a list of thumbnails will pop up.
Tom Griffiths is a photographer from London who shoots fantastic portraits. Recently he was a photographer of project ‘Coffee + Conversation,’ as part of Tia Maria’s Coffee Project. You can find pictures from this project on his blog.
Jeremy is a photographer from Nashville, Tennessee. He started as a painter and during this time photo was just a canvas for his design work. But lately, Jeremy realized that photography is his real passion.
Christina is a wedding photographer from San Diego. Her pictures are romantic, beautiful, and they tell a story of love.
Clayton is an editorial and music photographer based in Columbia, South Carolina. The images move horizontally and smooth in the gallery.
Ken is a travel and lifestyle photographer from Canada. You might see his photos on National Geographic covers. Now, don’t hesitate to check out his website.
Eric is a lifestyle, portrait, and sports photographer who also like motion art. His portfolio features a gallery of still shots and videos, along with a wry ‘burger’ menu icon.
Lara Jade is a fashion and editorial photographer who work worldwide. Currently living in New York, Lara was born in London and developed an interest in photography at an early age.
Nicolas is a 23-years old photographer from Paris. As you see, he chose a grid-based design for his portfolio.
Joseph is a fashion photographer based in New York and Los Angeles. His portfolio shows the true beauty of a woman’s body.
This portfolio by Estevez & Belloso includes cruciform thumbnails. When you move your cursor over one of them, it turns out an image with a headline.
Georges is a fashion photographer whose website is similar to a Tumblr blog because it features still images along with GIFs. On one page.
Corey Arnold is a photographer and fisherman from Alaska. On his portfolio, you are going to find breathtaking images of Alaska nature and fisherman’s life.
Scott is a professional photographer, and CEO of KelbyOne, a photography community. He has written over 50 books about digital photography and photo editing.
Andrew Gransden is a professional photographer from Scotland who shoot a commercial, wildlife, and aerial photography.
David is a photographer who started his career shooting 50 Cent, Chris Brown, Three 6 Mafia, and Soulja Boy. His portfolio is a gallery with images and small descriptions.
Gavin is a documentary, travel, and editorial photographer who lives for two cities Bangkok and Vienna. On his portfolio, you’ll see a focus on the images and real human emotions.
This is a portfolio website of Ryan Edy, a fashion photographer from England. He worked with well-known brands such as Subaru, Nike, Berghaus, Reebok, Columbia, and First Direct Bank. Click on each image in the gallery to see it is moving and changing.
Mario is an influential and popular fashion photographer who created images for Gucci, Burberry, Versace and Michael Kors to CHANEL, Estée Lauder and Dolce & Gabbana. His website is designed as a timeline.
Morgan is a fashion photographer and director who loves to focus on lights and shadows. Take a look at his portfolio is a responsive grid gallery with infinite scroll.
Another beautiful grid-based portfolio by Rayn Michael Kelly. He is an editorial and fashion photographer who has worked with Nexxus, Nike, and Pantene.
Why Every Photographer Needs a Portfolio?
If someone asks you where can they see your photos, you can tell them your website URL and potentially gain a new client. It’s a must-have for any photographer who wants to succeed in the industry.
A portfolio is also part of your personal branding these days. Beautiful photos require a perfect-matching website to compliment. Would you frame a beautiful photo with an ugly frame? I don’t think so!
How to Choose Photos for Your Portfolio?
There is no need to put ALL of your photography on your new portfolio website. Try to be selective and choose only the best shots. People don’t have time to scroll over 1000 photos of the same subject/location; they want to see how you work in different locations, with different subjects and maybe genres.
Over to You
I hope you enjoy the collection of creative professional photography portfolios. What portfolio do you like the best and why? Shape your thoughts in the comment section below. If you have a portfolio, don’t hesitate to share a link too.
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