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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

  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 late 2020. What is the difference? To … 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 currently, videos will be rejected for: Location: This is by far the biggest reason for video rejection. Please ensure an accurate location of where your video was taken from. … 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

Employment: Full Stack WordPress Developer

Job Description SkyStock is a online marketplace for drone operators and aerial photographers to sell their stock photos and videos. We offer an intuitive, location-based search platform and market-leading commissions for contributors. SkyStock is growing and looking to add to our development team. Initially, you will be tasked to work on a small project alongside … More

August Competition: Nature and Environment

Theme: Nature and Environment 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: Brendan A, 74.6% of the vote “I was going to actually go for a surf that morning but it was pretty flat, so I pulled my Mavic 2 … More

SkyStock.net Relaunch Competition

Competition completed. Check out the monthly winners below, and overall positions at https://skystock.net/skystock-net-relaunch-competition-winners/   To celebrate the relaunch of our new platform SkyStock.net  we are having our largest aerial photography competition yet! The total prize pool is worth $4,000. There is no limit to the number of entries so start uploading today. Competition runs from August until December with … More

Getting started with Ben

As a part of our business assistance series, we will be following the real-life progress of Ben Sheriff . A skilled hobbyist photographer, Ben is currently using a Mavic 2 Pro and Canon 5D Mark III. Ben is an international airline pilot who suddenly finds himself out of work with no pay for an unknown duration due … More

Business Assistance Series

SkyStock’s goal is to help our contributors ensure they are using the best practices to try and help their business’ be as successful as possible. We will be utilising our experiences as well as experiences of other businesses to build up a series of posts in a range of different fields. We won’t be giving … More

Known Bugs and Issues

We are actively developing the site and adding features regularly. If you haven’t already check out our Development Plan.  While we do our best to make sure everything works, bugs and issues with the platform will happen. Known Bugs (Updated 28 Feb 2021): Number of small bugs with video uploads we are working through. Most bugs go … More

Development Plan

There is significant work to be done on the platform, which will keep us busy for some time. Below is our rough order of major improvements, with no set time frames. Note there will be plenty of smaller improvements and features made overtime. We have broken our development plans into two main stages. 1) Contributor … More

Commission Rates

We set up SkyStock due to the disgustingly poor commission rates we were receiving from some of the major players in the industry. We once received a commission of $0.25 and immediately removed our photos for sale. Our goal of SkyStock was to provide a better platform where we are able to find a happy … More

Mavic 2 Pro V Mavic Air 2 Comparison

The Mavic 2 Air (Air) is the new kid on the block. How does it compare to the Mavic 2 Pro (Pro)? Let SkyStock give you a very quick rundown. Photos: The Pro packs a 1″ sensor and produces 20mp photos. In comparison, the sensor in the Air is half the size at 1/2″ and … More

How does the Mavic Air 2 shoot 48mp photos? Quad Bayer Filter

  The Mavic Air 2 specifications seem to indicate that it is the best smaller drone on the market by some margin. The 48mp photos significantly eclipse the 20mp photos of the Mavic 2 Pro and the Phantom 4 Pro, however, all is not what it seems. The Mavic Air 2 does this via the … More

Photo Requirements

Don’t despair if your images are rejected. We will work with you to improve your imagery. SkyStock aims to offer clients high-quality resolution images and currently, photos will be rejected for: Format: JPG/JPEG and PNG. Location: This is by far the biggest reason for photo rejection. Please ensure an accurate location of where your image … More

Upload Process

We have improved and automated the new upload process to make it easier on contributors. You can upload content via your Dashboard.  One of the major improvements is a single step upload process. As long as your photo meets the requirements, and has location exif data in the file, once you upload there will be nothing else … More

Transferring from the old to new

Our contributors are the backbone of this platform and we thank you for being a part of it. If you haven’t already, please join our contributors only Facebook group.  This group is an informal location to discuss the platform or anything else related. Make sure when joining the group you enter your SkyStock associated email address or … More