At a glance: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 films nominated for Academy Awards before he was thirty.
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 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.
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 BA in Drama and holds a Masters Degree in film making 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.
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Clear VisionThis 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.
Dare to DanceDare to Dance is a version of Dewitt's "Extraordinary Visions" program customized for meetings in Hawaii. The themes of Vision, Passion, Purpose and Creativity are interlaced with stories and images drawn from Dewitt's time in these beautiful Pacific Isles.
The 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.
Extraordinary VisionsWhere do we find the vision to take our lives to the next level? How do we summon the passion to keep "raising the bar"? How can we make our life less of a struggle and more of a joy? For photographer and creativity expert, Dewitt Jones, the answers to these questions lie in the images we hold about ourselves, our future and the way in which we grow.
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.
Extraordinary Visions is an hour of both motivation and inspiration. 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.