13 Examples of Beautiful Photos in Web Design

By / Feb 3, 2014 / Inspiration

As the saying goes “a picture is worth a thousand words,” and here at WDL we do agree that photos communicate to us in a higher level. The good thing is that a lot of web designers also agree with this saying, specially if you pay attention to the amount of websites using big and beautiful photos in their layouts. From huge background images to big thumbnails, we have a lot of different examples to show you how images can create an emotional connection with the viewer while grabbing their attention.

Ditto

13 Examples of Beautiful Photos in Web Design

New Zealand Opera

13 Examples of Beautiful Photos in Web Design

Lemonade

13 Examples of Beautiful Photos in Web Design

Anglepoise

13 Examples of Beautiful Photos in Web Design

The Gilder

13 Examples of Beautiful Photos in Web Design

Big Bite Creative

13 Examples of Beautiful Photos in Web Design

Lars Tornoe

13 Examples of Beautiful Photos in Web Design

20Jeans x DSTLD

13 Examples of Beautiful Photos in Web Design

Oak Street Bootmakers

13 Examples of Beautiful Photos in Web Design

Two Arms Inc.

13 Examples of Beautiful Photos in Web Design

Company

13 Examples of Beautiful Photos in Web Design

MarketPlace

13 Examples of Beautiful Photos in Web Design

Blackhouse

13 Examples of Beautiful Photos in Web Design

About the Author

Gisele Muller loves communication, technology, web, design, movies, gastronomy and creativity. Web writer, portuguese/english translator and co founder of @refilmagem & @mentaway Twitter: @gismullr

  • http://bluedozendesign.com Blue Dozen Design

    super nice pictures – pretty incredible how much one great image can do for a site.

    .. that lemonade one just makes me hungry though.

  • http://www.sweetmag.my Website Design Malaysia

    New Zealand Opera’s stunning use of photos are mesmerizing!

  • http://blog.web123partners.com.au/ Bianca Board

    Some great examples. I wasn’t a fan of photography dominating a website’s design, but I’m DEFINITELY coming round to the idea now. Maybe I should look into getting a talented photographer onboard?

  • http://aberdeenwebdesign.com Lou

    The NZOpera one is brilliant, completely catches the eye and is extremely unusual. I think the anglepoise one is simple but the yellow is so bright in comparison to the rest of the image that it really stands out. Webdesign is becoming a much more about a clean design, and although I have never really though about using a photograph for a page, with the right picture your are definitely going to grab some attention.

  • http://www.dhub.com/ Dhub

    Having a quality picture on the home page is always a great attraction to the user and these websites have some creative ones.

    My favourite is the New Zealand Opera it looks very fresh and stands out to me above the rest.

    The colours are very powerful yet they do not stop you from looking at the fine detail of the whole picture. I do love the way the flowers change when you scroll on the website that is a great feature for me.

  • http://www.isadoradesign.com Cassandra

    Really having a hard time deciding which website I love the most – this is a truly excellent compilation.

    I love the photography and grid layout of Big Bite Creative. But Blackhouse does the job so well of just a large piece of sizzling steak. Wow, these websites are beautiful.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Cassandra
    Isadora Design – Handcrafted Web Design Company

  • http://www.steve-edge.com Edge Design – Web Design Agency

    Great article, i honestly think nothing brings a website a live more than good imagery.

  • http://www.infinpixels.com InfinPixels – London

    I love using beautiful photography in web design. They add a personal touch and with a single photo you can say a lot. Black House is my fav.