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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

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

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

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

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

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

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 our requirements are: 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 was taken from. … 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