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Inspiring Photo Journalist
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 ^
TEDx: Celebrate What's Right With the World!
Introducing Dewitt Jones
Interview Content Marketing World
Dare to Dance
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 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 ^
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.
"Of course, we all focus on opportunities for improvement. To this end, if I could pass along any constructive criticism, I would - but we didn’t receive any! And, trust me, ours is a crowd generally full of constructive criticism."
"Your warmth and sincerity coupled with your photographic talent and expert presentation skills provided us with an unforgettable morning. It’s not easy to get a standing ovation from this group and you did!"
"I would recommend you to all audiences of any kind of business. Yours is a universal message that bears repeating and amplifying. We all experience moment of clarity, when life does come into focus. You have helped us live those moments with more appreciation."
"If your organization is planning a conference and the agenda doesn’t include Dewitt Jones, you’ve done a disservice to those who will attend."
"You changed lives! It was clear during the standing ovations, that your participation made the meeting something special. Because of what you did, this will be one of the Million Dollar Round Table’s most cherished meetings."
"The response to your presentation has been overwhelming. Your passion for life and your desire to help individuals gain a clear vision made a tremendous impact on every one of our employees. You were a true inspiration!"
"On a scale of one to ten, Dewitt is a fifteen!"
"Dewitt spoke to 4,000 folks at the Content Marketing World Conference in Cleveland. It was the perfect group for a talk about passion and creativity. A standing ovation and rave reviews. Dewitt at his best."
"One of the best speeches I’ve heard live in my life — and I’ve been in Corporate America for more than 20 years. Brilliant. Inspiring. Advice not just for career but life. Truly excellent.”
"An amazing storyteller - we all teared up at the end. In a time where we hear so much negativity and indifference, it was refreshing to hear genuine passion, inspiration and hope for a better tomorrow (and feel like we have the power to contribute and make a difference).”
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