Professional Photographer, Filmmaker and Former Photojournalist for National Geographic
Dewitt Jones is one of America’s top professional photographers, with a career spanning more than twenty years. Jones is also a motion picture director, and his films garnered two Academy Award nominations (“Climb,” nominated for Best Live-Action Short Film, and “John Muir’s High Sierra,” nominated for Best Short-Subject Documentary) before he was thirty.
Later, Jones turned to advertising, rising to the forefront of corporate creative marketing by photographing national advertising campaigns for Dewar’s Scotch, Canon and United Airlines.
Jones 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 America”. His most recent book, “The Nature of Leadership,” was written in collaboration with Stephen R. Covey, author of “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”. Additionally, Jones writes a monthly column, “Basic Jones,” for Outdoor Photographer magazine.
Jones 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. Jones received a bachelor’s degree in drama from Dartmouth College and a master’s degree in filmmaking from UCLA.