I am interested in publishing some of my photography on the internet. I have looked at creating blogs or websites using blogger or wordpress, however a lot of the photography themes cost +$70, as this is a non-profit/personal website, I am not looking to pay much for it. Also I am not great with HTML 5 and am not looking to hire a developer to create a website. I was wondering if anyone knew any programs/websites that offer customisable photography templates or where I can create my own website easily?
If you are comfortable with WordPress, I'd recommend you take a look at the Keres theme. It's not free, but it's pretty powerful and only $45. It was the one I ended up settling on for my Photography site and it has some pretty nice gallery options available.
You pay people to do certain things (design / hosting etc) because you either can't do it yourself, or you don't have time.
The cheapest way would be to use a self-hosted (raspberry pi - anyone?) platform such as Koken and do it that way. However, paying for a service such as photoshelter means you can spend more time shooting and less time making a website.