LENS is a surprising premium WordPress theme aimed at photographers in need for a solution that focuses on what matters most to them: their work. Every feature was carefully chosen and designed to ease the way to that perfect photography portfolio website.
Packed with a stunning yet minimal,flat design, LENS features fullscreen slideshows and galleries, grid based photo galleries and a journal to help photographers keep up with their visions and thoughts.
Because we are well aware of the importance of a pure yet intriguing visual experience, especially in photography,LENS showcases unexpected yet natural animated page transitions fast but at the same time super smooth.
This is what LENS is all about: offering the right thing, in the right place, right when photographers need it!
How People Use LENS:
Our Customers Say We Are Awesome:
First of all let me congratulate you on this awesome theme! I have been purchasing themes on ‘forest for a while now and have been on the lookout for a photography / blog oriented theme ever since.
This is by far the best theme I have seen in terms of usability, front end speed, admin setup, gallery management and project / portfolio management. What I particularly liked was that great attention to detail was given to designing the theme to work across devices so beautifully. There are many themes that claim to be responsive but truly work only on a few screen sizes. The way this theme adapts truly amazes me.
I have used this theme to help build a site for a friend who is not a developer, and this is what he was able to do with me giving him some help : http://webmastermotu.me/wildabs/
If a non developer can build such a site in about 3-4 days imagine what a developer could do
Another point I would like to appreciate is the great amount of timely and helpful support you have been providing buyers. This will go a long way in retaining customers and also getting new ones (I, for one, will be recommending you ). Keep up the good work! – Anvith ( view comment » )
I just wanted to say how great the support team seems to be here. I had some trouble with making the contact page work properly, and I wasn’t even looking for help…just whining. And they took the time to contact me and to offer their guidance. Reading these responses and how well they treat every user, I cannot help but to be tremendously impressed with the team. – Lucas
Lens is a fantastic theme, but moreover Pixelgrade’s support is really excellent. I’ve purchased two of their themes (Lens and Bucket) and have received great service for both themes as I’ve set them up.
No brainer: 5 stars. – Towyoung
I’ve bought this theme to present my projects and I love this theme! You get exactly what you see in the demo and the support is perfect. Fast and accurate with every problem or question you have! – Bernd
The support of this team is superb!! They have helped me with all my questions (15 questions). This team deserves a golden medal! – Raven
Just bought the theme, and it’s sooo easy to use and user friendly, love it a lot. – DavSchu
Fully packed with fullscreen slideshows, grid based galleries, a journal to keep up with latest photo shoots.
Check out various gallery layouts: Full Screen Gallery, Full Width or Grid of Thumbnails
Perfect in cases when you need to showcase other kind of works that need additional text to explain things fully.
Check out various projects layouts: Full Width Slider, Classic or Right Sidebar.
So you can easily spread the word around, LENS integrates powerful social media systems including Tweets widget, article sharing on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter, Social Meta Tags and Icons.
LENS is fully compatible with WPML (.po files) so you can translate everything in your visitor’s language.
Right To Left (RTL) support.
BONUS: language files included for English, German,Spanish,Italian,Norwegian and Portuguese.
Customize the look and feel of your site with extensive theme options and change the website’s accent color to match your personal branding.
One Click Demo Install
REALLY!! Just one click and we set up everything: content pages, blog articles, menus, sidebar widgets.
Check out the Installation and Setup video »
Note: Images from the demo are replaced with placeholders.
Take control of your own content! You shouldn’t loose it if you decide to go with another theme. Using our PixTypes plugin you will never have to worry about losing content. PixTypes is used to create Galleries and Portfolio Projects.
Your content, your way!
LENS comes with our powerful visual shortcodes plugin integrated right in your Wordpress editor. Quickly add columns, rows, icons, buttons, progress bars and much more.
Shortcodes made easy!
LENS cares deeply about photography and the men behind it, this is why we have went that extra mile to make sure the the visual options provides cater both to the modern web and, most importantly, to the artist’s vision. We know that every photographer and photo series have a different story to tell. This is why each project can go on different visual path through different gallery and project templates.
Responsive Design and Retina Ready
Because beautiful imagery and carefully written content need to shine on any device, LENS is a fully responsive, Retina-ready Wordpress theme, with adaptive images that will look great down to the phone in your pocket.
Customize the look and feel of your site with extensive theme options, custom website accent color and a multitude of shortcodes.
To ensure quality and consistency across the board, LENS comes with 12 custom designed templates:
- The home page can be any of the following templates;
- Gallery grid displaying a full width grid of photos;
- Full Width Gallery Slider;
- Full Screen Gallery Slider;
- Portfolio Archive a full width grid of photos, each one representing a project;
- Full Width Single Project page with a full width top slider;
- Single Project With Right Sidebar;
- Classic Single Project;
- Blog Archive page with masonry layout;
- Single Blog Post page featuring all the elements to ensure that your thoughts and endeavors get the front seat;
- About Page – Studio because teams are important; let the others know you workflow, your team members and your social presence;
- About Page – Personal for one man shows or to give each team member a place of their own;
- Contact Page (Contact Form 7 and Google Maps seamless integrated);
We’ve also provided you with a series of custom widgets so you don’t have to compromise on design:
- Flickr and Dribbble photostream widgets;
- Latest posts widgets;
- Social icons widget with custom icons and drag&drop ordering.
We’ve taken the time to make this theme as easy to use as possible. We’ve integrated with many of the Wordpress core features, like featured images and widgets, assuring a smooth crossing from your old theme.
We’ve chosen to have a dedicated support forum so you can easily track your tickets, receive notifications when someones answer and make things easier for both of us. You will also be able to review other information that was requested and given to other buyers.
Before opening a ticket please read our Support Policy »
Full Features Overview
- Responsive Design
- Retina Ready (provided you upload pictures at least 700px wide)
- Ultra Smooth scrolling
- Unlimited colors control of the site-wide accent colour
- Over 600 Google Web Fonts to choose from
- Standard & Video Portfolio Projects
- Site-wide area to display the Latest Tweets
- The custom made and easy to use PixCodes plugin:
- Grid shortcode with interactive sliders
- Icons shortcode (302 FontAwesome and 250+ Entypo icons)
- Progress Bars shortcode
- Tabs shortcode
- Divider shortcode
- Button shortcode
- Extensive theme options based on our awesome WpGrade Framework
- Free from PHP notices and warnings (debug mode on was used during development)
- Multilingual Translation ready and .po/.mo files for localisation included ( WPML )
- W3C HTML5/ CSS3 Valid
- Social and SEO optimized:
- Facebook OpenGraph meta tags
- Google Plus meta tags
- Twitter meta tags (Twitter Cards)
- Schema.org markup for Google Rich Snippets support
- 12 custom page layouts:
- Gallery grid
- Full Width Gallery Slider
- Full Screen Gallery Slider
- Portfolio Archive
- Full Width Single Project
- Single Project With Right Sidebar
- Classic Single Project
- Blog Archive
- Single Blog Post
- About Page – Studio
- About Page – Personal
- Contact page with Google Maps and Contact Form 7
- See project images in a lightbox responsive and mobile ready modal window
- Multiple Post Formats support for Blog Posts (video, audio, quote)
- 5 custom designed widgets:
- Twitter Feed Widget
- Flickr photostream widget (pull the latest images from a Flickr user or RSS feed)
- Dribbble images widget that can display the latest images from a Dribbble user account
- Social icons (with custom icons and drag and drop ordering)
- Latest posts
- Contact widget
All images viewed in the live preview are for demo purposes only and are not included with your purchase. These images are courtesy of Laurent Nivalle – All Rights Reserved.
The current version is 1.5.0: Released on February 25th, 2014.
Click here to view the changelog