Mykal Hall

At the age of 34 my life changed from aimlessly wandering through life without a purpose, to finding the “WHY” to my life in the form of my wife/soulmate/best friend Dianne and her 3 children. My home life is now perfect and I could not imagine a better family to spend the rest of my days with. There was however, another yearning that wasn’t fulfilled. My work life. Having no real passions to pursue at an early age, I fell into various work situations from Storeman, Forklift Operator, Service Technician to finally a Truck Driver.  After 43yrs my interest for “Geekdom”, from my Service Technician days, was reignited once again. I discovered “Podcasts”. The ability to learn about any subject at my own leisure was too tempting to resist.  So what subjects did I choose to fill this quest for knowledge……..Psychology and the latest technology trends. It was the former that I thought I would be pursuing as a career until I stumbled upon the podcast “This Week In Photo” (TWIP). It sounded very geeky with all the cool gadgets and the creative side would make up for past failed interest in drawing.​That’s when I purchased my first camera, a Nikon D90. Having never held a DSLR or for that matter a SLR camera I thought I should learn to use it in Manual mode first. When I say manual mode I even mean manual focus too. Everything I learnt came from 2 sources. Podcasts and a book called:-

 Almost a year later I managed to get an invite to Google+ before it went public and it was here my passion for photography escalated rapidly to new heights. I was discovered by the hierarchy at Google Australia and was added to their “Suggested Users List” for photography. The SUL is a list of people Google suggests you follow in various interest categories. What an honour!!!!!  I had found my lost“TRIBE”, Google+.   ​I also found the “HOW” to my life.​ I think the great Sufi poet Rumi says it all,“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”​​​

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