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Top 5 accessories for your drone

So you have purchased your drone. Anything else you need to buy? We surveyed drone operators to see what accessories they had purchased. Batteries were the favourite accessory and for obvious reasons. The more batteries you have the longer you can fly. A carry case or bag is also an important purchase to help look … More

Richard Steele – James Bond Operator

Well, it doesn’t get much cooler than this. With the 25th Bond film – No Time Die being released this month, we chatted to the Richard Steele, the drone operator who was a part of the filming. SkyStock (SS): How did you get into drones? Richard: I started flying RC helicopters over 10 years ago, … More

What Video Editing Software should I use?

Have a collection of video clips? Well firstly you should upload the individual clips to SkyStock and then its time to edit them together to make an awesome video. What software should you use? We asked a group of drone photographers and their answers were: Adobe Premier Pro came out on top, but for those looking … More

What Photo Editing Software should I use?

Once you start becoming comfortable with your camera, one of the next steps is to get into photo editing. The question is which one? We asked a group of drone photographers and this is how they responded: Overwhelming the response was for the Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop products. If you are interested in giving Lightroom … More

Tim French – Bunnings Snag Guy

Tim French is more commonly known as the Bunnings Sausage Guy, and he has certainty turned heads with some of his stunts. We will preface this interview with saying that at SkyStock we support safe flying, however aviation was built on pushing limits on what people thought was possible, and we had to take the … More

SkyStock’s Free Adobe Lightroom Preset

Adobe Lightroom presets can be used to help your editing workflow by providing some specific editing settings that can be used on your photos. There are thousands of presets available including free and paid, all providing different effects. Who is SkyStock? SkyStock is a platform for photographers to sell their photos and videos, as well … More

Which is the best drone to buy?

A very open ended question and depends on a large range of factors, however it is a question we see asked all the time, so here are the results! Looks the the DJI Mavic 2 Pro is still the most loved drone out there. Is there a Mavic 3 on the horizon? We can’t wait … More

Randall Warnas – Autel Robotics

Today, we are very privileged to be interviewing Randall Warnas; new CEO of Autel Robotics , the 2nd largest drone manufacturer in the world. For those who don’t know Randall he originally cut his teeth working for FLIR Systems with a focus on drones and their thermal imagery, as well as established the foundation of DJI Enterprise … More

Tom Pils – The Drone Lawyer

Today we chat with Tom Pils, who is more commonly known as The Drone Lawyer , as well as being the President of the Association of Australian Certified UAV Operators (ACUO) . SkyStock (SS): Tell us how you became The Drone Lawyer? Tom: Luck and timing. While I’m certainly not the first lawyer to practice in drone law, it seems that I was … More

Improve your Operator listing with these 4 quick tips

We have recently launched the operator search function. Follow these 4 quick tips to ensure that your listing stands out: Add a logo (Avatar) via the Profile section of your dashboard. If you don’t have a photo, just use a nice aerial photo as that looks better than the default option. Ensure you set an accurate … More

Dr Catherine Ball – World of Drones & Robotics Congress

Catherine is a Scientific Futurist, Tech Influencer, Author, Champion of Diversity, Drone Expert and Associate Professor. She is also Co-Creator of the World of Drones & Robotics Congress held annually in Brisbane. SkyStock (SS): You have quite a list of titles. When people ask you what you do, how do you summarise it? Catherine: I … More

Top 3 ways to increase your Sales

Looking to increase your sales numbers? Here are our top 3 tips: Upload: Stock is a numbers game. The more you have uploaded the more likely you’ll receive a sale. Location: Ensure your content is accurately located to help customers find your content. Photos (with exif data) will be automatically mapped by our platform. Videos … More

Operator Search Launched

How is SkyStock different to other operator searches: – Free to list and use. No monthly fees or commissions. – Direct contact with customers. – Focusses on local operators via a map-based search. – Utilises your stock portfolio to showcase your skills. – Avoid the race to the bottom, with customers only able to contact one operator … More

Join our Thermal Drone Operator database

After the feedback from our expression of interest we are now accepting thermal drone operators into our database. This is for a client who received over 1,000 requests to find lost pets in 2020, and if we can put together a solid database of operators then drones will become a bigger part of their nationwide operation. The jobs will … More

SkyStock.net Relaunch Competition – Winners

With a $4,000 prize pool it came down to 5 entries out of over 10,000 to battle it out for the $1,000 Grand Prize. Congratulations everyone who entered, there were so many great entries and was very difficult to narrow them down by our guest judges. Interested in being a part of SkyStock? Become a SkyStock Contributor today  The SkyStock.net Relaunch … More

Runner Up – Launch FNQ Incubator

SkyStock was chosen as 1 of 10 start-ups to be a part of the 2020  Launch FNQ Incubator Program. This involved weekly cohort and education sessions, including a 1-on-1 with Peter Laurie,  held over 8 weeks. The program culminated in a Pitch Night where SkyStock was fortunate enough to be judged as runner-up finalist. SkyStock thanks Peter and the … More

Thermal drone finds lost Cavoodle in Byron Bay Hinterland

Shauli a Cavoodle was lost in bushland just outside of Byron Bay. After 2 days of searching the owners put the call out to Anne from Arthur & Co. Pet Concierge to help. By 6pm, that evening, Anne contacted SkyStock to help locate a drone operator with a thermal camera. By 5am the next morning, Nathan from Industrial Drone Services Australia was onsite searching with … More

DJI Mavic Series Comparison – Updated July 2021

Updated September 2021   The DJI Mavic series has taken the top position from the Phantom series for the most common drone in the world. With a range of always updating models, it is hard to stay on top of the latest models. The above image is as it stands in July 2021. DJI is also … More

Video Requirements

Don’t despair if your videos are rejected. We will work with you to improve your video submissions. SkyStock aims to offer clients high-quality resolution videos and our requirements are: Format: MP4 or MOV. Location: This is by far the biggest reason for video rejection. Please ensure an accurate location of where your video was taken … More

December Competition: Industrial and Farming

Theme: Industrial and Farming Entries for this months competition are now closed. For further details about the competition please see SkyStock.net Relaunch Competition page. Winner: Milo H, 53.8% of the vote “This photo was taken in Gladstone, which is where we stayed overnight on our drive up to Airlie Beach. I remember forcing myself to get up at something like … More

November Competition: Coastal and Beaches

Theme: Coastal and Beaches Entries for this months competition are now closed. For further details about the competition and other monthly prize draws please see SkyStock.net Relaunch Competition page. Winner: Tim B, 89.8% of the vote “I was on holiday with my family in Wollongong and always wanted to visit the Sea Cliff Bridge. The weather didn’t allow for the … More

World of Drones and Robotics Congress 2020

SkyStock.net Exclusive We have 8 virtual delegate passes to give away. Keep an eye on our social media channels for details.   Facebook        Twitter        Instagram        LinkedIn Additionally, we can offer a 30% discount on all registrations. Simply sign up at www.worldofdrones.com.au/register and when prompted, enter the discount code: D30PC Winners: 1: Dan W, for uploading … More

October Competition: Outback and Rural

Theme: Outback and Rural Entries for this months competition are now closed. For further details about the competition and other monthly prize draws please see SkyStock.net Relaunch Competition page. Winner: Barry S, 63.9% of the vote “The photo tried to capture the solitary emptiness between destinations bringing the world to a single point. The road reaching to the horizon. There … More

September Competition: Cities and Towns

Theme: Cities and Towns Entries for this months competition are now closed. For further details about the competition and other monthly prize draws please see SkyStock.net Relaunch Competition page. Winner: Darren R, 72.7% of the vote “My wife, daughter and I were recently driving back through this location on the way back from the Sunshine Coast, and I … More