Before you install one of the Genesis Child Themes, you need to install the Genesis Parent Theme. The Genesis Parent Theme is the main theme framework while the child themes control the appearance of your site. After you sign up and buy one of the Genesis Themes from StudioPress, you are able to download both the Genesis Framework (Parent Theme) and the specific child theme you purchased.
In addition to your downloads, within the StudioPress site, you can get support help plus you get tutorials as well as code snippets to further customize your theme.
If you’re comfortable working within the WordPress dashboard, I think you’ll find the Genesis themes to be very intuitive in setting up. I found the installation and setup documentation to be very helpful in customizing my Genesis theme.
One of the nice things about using a Genesis Framework theme is that there are many plugins you can install to make working with your theme even easier. These plugins allow you to modify the look of your theme, add elements to your posts, change your menus and footers, and many other tasks—without having to mess around with the actual program code.
StudioPress actually has a number of photo blog themes based on the Genesis Framework. Click on the images below to experience an actual demo of each theme:
While there are plenty of free photo blog themes available, if you find that none of them seem to have the right look or functions that you need, take a look at the StudioPress Genesis Framework Themes.