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Dewitt  Jones

Dewitt Jones

Motivator / Photojournalist

Biography

Dewitt Jones is one of America's top professional photographers with a career stretching over twenty years. As a motion picture director, he had two documentary films nominated for Academy Awards (Climb – Best Live Action Short Film and John Muir's High Sierra – Best Short Subject Documentary) before he was thirty. Read More >

Twenty years as a freelance photographer for National Geographic earned him a reputation as a world-class photojournalist.

Turning to advertising, Jones rose to the forefront of corporate creative marketing photographing national advertising campaigns for Dewar's Scotch, Canon, and United Airlines.

He has published nine books, including California!, Visions of Wilderness, What The Road Passes By, Robert Frost; A Tribute To The Source, Canyon Country, and John Muir’s High Sierra. His most recent book, The Nature of Leadership was created in collaboration with Stephen R. Covey (The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People). Dewitt's column, Basic Jones, appears monthly in Outdoor Photographer magazine.

He is a cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Drama and holds a Masters Degree in filmmaking from UCLA.

Dewitt is recognized as a world-class lecturer. His knowledge of the creative process, his relaxed and genuine style and his ability to communicate make his presentations truly outstanding. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

Introducing Dewitt Jones

Extraordinary Visions

Clear Vision

Dare to Dance

Speech Topics

Extraordinary Visions!

In his twenty year career with National Geographic, Dewitt lived the vision of “celebrating what’s right with the world” and embraced an attitude that took him to new heights both in business and in life. He found that the creative tools he employed as a photographer had even deeper application when applied directly to his personal and professional growth.

Using his own extraordinary photographs as illustrations, Dewitt weaves a visual tapestry of emotion and content. One that allows you to touch your own passion: to balance your head with your heart: and to come away inspired with your own creative potential.

Dare to Dance

Dare to Dance is a version of Dewitt's Extraordinary Visions program customized for meetings in Hawaii. Read More >

This keynote presentation culminates with Dewitt telling a story of a hula troop from the tiny island of Molokai. To the surprise and delight of the audience, the girls of the halau join Dewitt on stage and bring his beautiful still images to life. Dewitt exhorts his audience to ‘Dare to Dance’ in their life and in their work.

It is a performance that blends Dewitt's unique motivational talents with the spirit of Hawaiian aloha. Perfect for any meeting you are planning in Hawaii. Read Less ^

Clear Vision

This classic presentation by Dewitt Jones explores the fundamentals of creativity. He explains just what these fundamental elements are, where they exist in each of us and how to access them. He helps audiences see the world with new eyes and shows them how to tap into and rediscover their own creative gifts.

With his own exquisite photographs, Dewitt takes participants on a journey to rekindle and nurture the passion of their own creative potential. He builds a framework for personal creativity and gives audiences the tools to bring that creativity into every part of life.

Books & Media

Books

Portrait of California

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