How to tell a story...
Over the course of the past few years I met my (now) wife, went back to school to get my degree, and moved a couple times. Life, as it does, got hectic. Prior to meeting each other my wife and I were avid hikers/backpackers and both actively pursuing creative outlets, her through painting and myself through photography. These passions unfortunately took a back seat for quite some time. We are now settled into our first house, I have finished my degree, and we have celebrated our first year of marriage.
We have decided that this is the year to get back to living life so to speak and have set a goal for ourselves to get back out on the trail and get back to our artistic roots. To help us stick to this goal one of the ideas we have tossed around is to each pick a theme or a story that we want to tell, with each of us putting together a cohesive body of work if for no other reason than to have something to look back on in 20 years. In the past we have each just sought out scenes to capture rather than having a focus to the work. Yep, in some regards it's pretty corny. We know and we don't care.
Having never actually pursued a project though, I'm curious as to how to take a concept, focus it, develop it into a story, and actually execute it. I have some ideas for what I want to do, but am just not certain how to turn the seed into fruit. Any photojournalists out there or others with words of wisdom?