Keres is an amazing and stunningly beautiful theme that can be used for lots of purposes, but it just makes such a great photography website, that you can’t pass up on the opportunity.
The theme comes with 10 predefined gallery templates. That alone will save you hours of work. That will come mainly from the fact that you won’t have to design the layout by yourself – the templates will have everything ready and waiting for you. All you have to do is to plug in your content and you’re ready to go.
However, that might not sound like your website has much room to show its personality. If you want to create a website which is personalized and unique to your project, then you should visit both the live theme customizer and the admin panel. In both panels you will find a lot of design options that give you all the creative freedom you need.
Keres allows you to create skins. This is why the theme also has a skin manager. These are, basically, predefined designs that you just switch between. You can define a skin and save it for later use. For instance, if you have a new photo shoot and you want your website’s design to match the new photos, then you can create a special skin for them. You don’t have to activate it right away – you can save it for later use, when you decide to post the new photos.
The theme is very fond of social media and that’s why you will find several social media buttons integrated in the theme. This instantly makes it lighter, due to the fact that you won’t need any external plugins to do that job for you.
If you want to get really fancy, you can use the page music feature. You can set background music/sound for any of your pages. And the best thing is that it doesn’t have to be the same sound for every page. Keres supports fullscreen Vimeo and Youtube video playback. If you are running a photography portfolio, you will find this feature to bring you great quality.
To wrap it up – Keres is a great photographer theme. It can also be used by other creatives as well. It has all of the essentials spot on, and it also builds upon that with a few extra features, that you can’t find in other themes.
Large homepage slider (serves as a changing background as well)
Many gallery styles (including ones with password protection)