Dewitt Jones

Award Winning Photojournalist | Film Director | Creativity Expert

Where do we find the vision to take our lives to the next level? Perhaps there is no one better to answer this question than acclaimed photojournalist and film director Dewitt Jones. Jones, who had two films nominated for Academy Awards before he was thirty, and is one of North America’s most celebrated photographers, shares his secrets for accessing creativity to allow for dreams to flourish.

As a motion picture director, Jones had two films nominated for Academy Awards: Climb was nominated for Best Live Action Short Film and John Muir’s High Sierra was nominated for Best Short Subject Documentary. In addition, Jones has worked for over twenty years with the National Geographic as a photojournalist. In 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 The Nature Of Leadership, 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.

Clear Vision: Putting Your Creativity to Work

In his keynote presentation, award-winning photographer Dewitt Jones explores the fundamentals of creativity – what they are, how they exist in each of us, and how to remove the blocks that keep us from accessing them. Using his own exceptional photographs as examples, Dewitt helps his audiences see the world with new eyes and rediscover their own creative gifts.

Dare to Dance

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.

Extraordinary Visions: Motivation & Inspiration

Where 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.