To create a new photo albums category with Coppermine is quite easy. You should simply login as administrator via your home page and click on the Categories button from the top menu.
On the new page you can set the parent category of your newly created one as well as its name and description. When you are ready, please click on the Upgrade/Create Category button on the bottom of the page.
Now you have your new category created for your gallery under which you can create your photo albums. The new category will be displayed on your home page.