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World of Drones and Robotics Congress 2020 Exclusive We have 10 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 and when prompted, enter the discount code: D30PC Winners: 1: Dan W, for uploading … More

October Competition: Outback and Rural

Theme: Outback and Rural Last month’s theme was cities & towns, but for this month we want you to head out bush and show us your best aerial photos from the outback and rural areas. Think of wide-open places, deserts, farms and the bush. Simply upload your photo to the  platform. Sign up and entry is completely free. … 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 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 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 Relaunch Competition

To celebrate the relaunch of our new platform  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 a different theme and prize every month, so be sure to … 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 04 August 2020): Moving the map while searching still being worked on for the optimal result. On … 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: Location: This is by far the biggest reason for photo rejection. Please ensure an accurate location of where your image was taken from. Most … 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