25 of the Best Photographer Portfolio Websites – Part Two

Last year I published 25 of the Best Photographer Portfolio Websites. Today I’d like to follow up with another set of 25 sites for your design inspiration. (Update: Also see 25 of the Best Photography Portfolio Sites – Part III)

In this collection you’ll see a good deal of variety between the sites. Some use a minimal layout that showcases the photos without distraction, and others are a bit more flashy. Regardless of the style, an effective and attractive portfolio site is an extremely valuable asset to a photographer. In many cases, the design of the site itself can be rather simple as the photography is usually very dominant in the appearance and look of the site.

Joshua Sterns

Joshua Sterns

Corey Arnold

Corey Arnold

Christian Oth

Christian Oth

Jo Liu

Jo Liu

C & J Willis Photography

Willis

Carlos Alonso Bodas

Bodas

Meg Perotti

Meg Perotti

CirilJazbec

CirilJazbec

Jan Sochor Photography

Jan Sochor Photography

Charlatan Messiah

Charlatan Messiah

Lisa Bettany

Lisa Bettany

Little Hellos

Little Hellos

Chase Jarvis

Chase Jarvis

Evaan Kheraj

Evaan Kheraj

Dennis Reggie

Dennis Reggie

Rinze Van Brug

Rinze Van Brug

Sherri Barber

Sherri Barber

Emmanuel Rouzic

Emmanuel Rouzic

David Vasiljevic

David Vasiljevic

Mark Lobo Photography

Mark Lobo Photography

Scott Lawler Photography

Scott Lawler Photography

Raven Photography

Raven Photography

Kenn Reay

Kenn Reay

James Day Photography

James Day Photography

Jesus Vilamajo

Jesus Vilamajo

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  • Camille, June 15, 2009

    Great selection! I’m a huge fan of Corey Arnold’s work and website – both are well done. I will certainly peruse the other sites as well. Thanks!

  • Bill Biwer, June 16, 2009

    I also like the minimalist design at http://www.danielwoolfphotography.com

  • Mark Lobo, June 16, 2009

    Thanks for including my site! Great collection of designs, very inspiring.

    Cheers,
    Mark

  • Daniel, June 16, 2009

    More good photography sites here…

    http://siteinspire.net/showcase/category/theme/photography

  • TripBY, June 16, 2009

    Exciting work!

  • Jo Liu, June 16, 2009

    Thanks for including my site in your selection of photographers. It’s a great cross section of photographers and I’m honored to be a part of your list.

    Thanks again,

    Jo Liu

  • web design gold coast, June 16, 2009

    Thanks for sharing. Nice article.

  • alfon, June 17, 2009

    wow nice gallery… thanks

  • Suzane Winslet, June 17, 2009

    Great Article. loved watching ur work thanks for sharing.

  • Frucomerci, June 17, 2009

    Great selection.
    I also like this one a lot: http://www.inosolo.com/
    Clean and user friendly.

  • Nice Links, June 17, 2009

    Nice sites! Loved your earlier post too.

    Here’s another site worth checking out:

    http://www.sunilsandeep.com/

  • TripBY, June 17, 2009

    @Jo Liu — nice to meet one of the authors here :)

  • Adam Jacobs, June 17, 2009

    Hey,

    Thanks for providing such a great and comprehensive list. Some of these designs are fantastic and really allow each photographer’s imagery to come to the fore. I will be spending the next hour exploring so thanks!!

  • Sarah Hicks, June 17, 2009

    I think the most effective solutions happen when the photography takes over, rather than the design. These are beautiful. Thank you for the excellent post as usual.

  • Lisa Bettany, June 17, 2009

    I am honoured to be included here. Thanks!

  • Jonathan Daniel, June 17, 2009

    Very nice work. Inspiring!

  • This is indeed a fascinating collection. Some of these portfolio websites really do a great job in showcasing the unique talents of the photographers. I especially liked the no-nonsense, straight-to-the-art approach of the Rinze Van Brug site.

  • Chris Collins, June 18, 2009

    Fantastic collection! I am very impressed with Evaan Kheraj’s work.

  • Adam C, June 22, 2009

    Try http://www.kerrymorgan.com, she is a very talented wedding photographer and worth checking out. Nice logo too.

  • Meg, June 23, 2009

    Thanks so much for including my site! It was done by thisistim.biz … Awesome collection!

  • This is Tim, June 23, 2009

    Thanks for featuring megperotti.com!

  • ranvier, June 24, 2009

    Hi Vandelay,

    thumbnail for Carlos Alonso Bodas is linked to the image itself and not the photographer’s website. You might want to fix it. :)

  • Vandelay Design, June 24, 2009

    ranvier,
    Thanks for pointing that out, I fixed it.

  • Rich McCoy, June 25, 2009

    Cheers for featuring Little Hellos, its nice to get noticed amongst your peers.

  • I love photographers’ websites, especially those with a rich portfolio and a nice web design. They always excite me. What I feel is that a site should be designed in such a way that it brings out the essence of the photographer, his or her uniqueness, and also doubles as a nice showcase of some of his best works. Most of the sites on the list have achieved this.

  • Kenn Reay, July 1, 2009

    Many thanks for selecting my site. We took a great deal of care in trying to capture the essence of our style and also to reflect our love of the outdoors. Hope it hits the spot with those who view it. Kenn

  • ThePortfolioPro, July 1, 2009

    Some of my favorites are on this list and some new ones I didn’t know about. Thanks for sharing!

  • Website Design Services, July 7, 2009

    Wow, great list of photographer’s websites. Some of them have beautiful pictures.

  • Such a nice photography.All pictures are beautiful and eye catching.

  • Veronika Smith, July 9, 2009

    Exiting Work quite nice photography.

  • Jamie, July 15, 2009

    Thanks for all these sites! I looked at all of them and they all are beautiful! Thanks again.

  • veinna12, July 17, 2009

    Hi this is a great photography.Thank you for sharing this to us.This is a great new photographer’s websites . Thank you keep it up!

  • Bruce Cigarettes, July 18, 2009

    Stunning collection of photog sites. I love great photography, commercial or not. One thing I have to caution photographers about when building websites…if you want to gain good Search Engine Ranking. Something I see a lot of photog’s do is put a Flash page right up front as their home page. The Search Engine Crawlers don’t like Flash. I’m not sure if they will disregard your site because of it, or if you will just lose a little PageRank, but it’s not good.

  • photostar, July 23, 2009

    Wow Evaan Kheraj’s work is amazing, thanks for sharing all these great sites. To comment on Bruce’s thoughts on page rankings I disagree. It only really helps wedding photographers. Most people in the pro world are destination sites not something you randomly google. In order to succeed I would start thinking more big time instead of Sears Portrait thinking.

  • Generation Photography, July 31, 2009

    After reading this post, I’m quite inspired! Thanks!

  • Free Xbox Live, August 15, 2009

    Wow I enjoyed looking through a lot of the sites and the pictures they offered.

  • Daniel, September 22, 2009

    Try this one. I really like this one as well. Clean and simple! http://www.jameskeltner.com

  • Dirk Baumbach, September 25, 2009

    I’m verry impressed. Thank you for this Best of Photographer. Verry nice and user friendly. I love the weddingphotographs in this list. Regards from Cologne, Dirk Baumbach

  • Web Design Gold Coast, October 2, 2009

    There is some really inspirational work here. Thanks heaps

  • Alex Ko, October 20, 2009

    Nice work. Very interesting sites. I found several useful ideas for my own portfolio.

  • Essex Wedding Photography, October 27, 2009

    What a wonderful collection of sites and photographers, A truely great site with photographic and wed design inspiration – I shall be revisiting this post frequently

  • Arizona bankruptcy lawyer, November 3, 2009

    Christian Oth is beautiful! The black and white effect makes the photo look awesome.

  • Norfolk wedding Photography, November 4, 2009

    Beautiful collection of website – most inspirational – thanks

  • Robert Strömberg., November 10, 2009

    Another nice, simple photo site -

    http://www.powderedlight.com

  • Sudipta, November 17, 2009

    Cool!

    Here’s another site: http://www.pleasurephotography.com/photos.

  • Jonix, November 28, 2009

    another good one… http://eyepop.ph
    enjoy!

  • Alex from Suffolk, December 4, 2009

    Whats great is that, not only are the sites wonderful to look at, they also have outstanding photography in them.

    You don’t always see both together.

  • Photographer, December 4, 2009

    Some excellent inspiration here!

  • Excellent site to view credible photographers worldwide. Will defintely bookmark this site and thank you for the information. Cheers from Perry

  • Microsoft Points Dude, December 31, 2009

    Some of these designs are very good looking! I wish I could make something like that.

  • The designs are excellent and so creative. Will definitely book mark this site as the content is so useful for us. Cheers from Perry in Sydney

  • Chuck Norton, January 27, 2010

    Love it! Especially Sterns!

    Can I plug my friend http://www.willkeeler.com?

  • San Francisco Web design, January 28, 2010

    superb collection! photography is an Art i think.

  • Kate, February 5, 2010

    I think this one should be on next year’s top 25.

    http://www.caitlincronenberg.com/

  • Video Game Mesh, February 15, 2010

    Pretty interesting compilation of photographer portfolio websites. I was at BN checking out some books about photography, the best ones include acts of nature in my opinion

  • Jessica, February 16, 2010

    One of my recent discoveries, check out his gorgeous travel photos under Places… Stunning!!!!!

    http://www.kenkaminesky.com/

  • Nina, February 21, 2010

    Great roundup, very inspiring!
    Thanks for posting :)

  • Geeta, April 8, 2010

    I like the website of photographer Chinmay Oza, http://softlight.us

    His children’s photography is very unique and excellent. He handles light to perfection.

  • Fotografia Ślubna Gdańsk, April 23, 2010

    cool collection, thanks.!

  • Smooth Booth, May 29, 2010

    Quality sites. Does anybody know of any photography sites or technique tips which look similar to the Hipstamatic iPhone effect? The photos look like retro vintage polaroids, been trying to find something for a while.

  • Naples web design, July 4, 2010

    I love the website design for the Mark Lobo photography. Well when it comes to web designing one very important thing to considered is the topic you want to go on with your website. These photography sites are one of those examples of web design wherein the web designer really apply on what the photographer does.

  • This is an amazing set of sites, appropriate to the caliber of the photographers themselves. Some of them have changed since the original selection, and they’re even better! Given the innate eye of talented photographers, we should expect their sites to be a visually engaging as their images.

    Erick

  • The quality of these websites are well deserving. Lots of nice clean and innovative designs good job. Inspiring.

  • LV, August 4, 2010

    wow nice gallery… thanks

  • Pedy, August 24, 2010

    The best in photography and web design I have seen. Wouldn’t I just love a website like these – but at what cost I wonder?

  • john, September 21, 2010

    Christian Oth is beautiful! The black and white effect makes the photo look awesome.

  • JIexa_from_ukraine, October 15, 2010

    № 3 is the most original!

  • Florida Web Design Firm, October 29, 2010

    I love photography and looking at the amazing photos that others create!

  • Craig Pennings, November 10, 2010

    Thanks for sharing! Great selection.

  • Shane Fage, November 13, 2010

    Why does every photographer (except for one) in the list shoot people?

    Doesn’t it become boring? I know I am biased because I absolutely refuse to shoot people… but… sheesh!

    Lame!

    • Vandelay Website Design, November 15, 2010

      Shane,
      The subjects of the photographs really had nothing to do with the selection for this list. Is was all about the website itself, not the subject of the photos. If you’re interested, there were a few landscape photographers in the first collection.

  • kanamty, November 19, 2010

    Some excellent inspiration here!

  • Steve @ Best Man Speeches, November 20, 2010

    Love Raven Photography…

  • Lucy Mcnell, December 27, 2010

    Another great site, with stunning Australian landscape photography,
    http://www.simonbeedle.com/
    Lucy

  • Carl; Hahn, January 3, 2011

    Very nice group of photographs. I like the one with bride and her veil blowing out behind her.

  • Paul Armes, January 6, 2011

    Great list, I almost find the images as interesting as to find out who and how each photographer built thier websites! Gives me tons of ideas.

  • I really like the minimalistic approach.. It really puts the focus on the photography, where it should be…

  • Wedding Photographer New York, February 17, 2011

    Pretty interesting compilation of photographer portfolio websites.Nice work, and thanks for sharing them with us

  • Robert London, February 27, 2011

    Some of these are nice, but very flash based. It would be nice to see how strictly html for images could be used

  • TemplatesRule.com, March 6, 2011

    Some of the websites are normal but Joshua, Carlos Alonso Bodas and few others are really great.

  • DJ München Hochzeit, March 18, 2011

    Also my pics here? Thanx a lot

  • Julia, March 27, 2011

    Really love that one by Christian Oth. Such a great visualeffect, but captures a moment for the bride too. thanks!

  • Fantastic, Simply beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing these

  • Great collection here! Looking for some new inspiration for my site and there’s loads here!

  • Excellent post and collection. I appreciate the support for the artists :)

  • Great list! If you do an updated version, please consider mine!! :)

  • interesting selection here some real stand outs! less is more i feel. nice work putting them together.

  • Portland Web Designer, August 22, 2011

    Nice list.. I love that most photography sites just let the imagery be the focus

  • jayant singh, November 8, 2011

    I learnt the basic photography rules from Mr. Kishore Mamillapalli who is one of the leading wildlife photographers from South Africa. He used to say that “Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder”. If you like what you see on your camera screen, or through the viewfinder, you will like the photograph.

    There are some basic photography rules for composition. Once you know these rules, you can use them, ignore them, or break them. Follow your gut, and you will end up with spectacular, sometimes breathtaking results. Kishore is really an astonishing wild life photographer and has a great eye for details..

  • Loïc, February 25, 2013

    Great list! If you do an updated version, please consider mine!

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  • Thanks for the feature! My site has since been rebuilt and rebranded. Would love for you to check it out, and consider it for a future post :) http://www.marklobo.com.au