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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 June 2021): Video uploads has had some tweaks. If you have any issues uploading please let us … 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.. Note there will be plenty of smaller improvements and features made overtime. We have broken our development plans into two main stages. 1) Contributor Focus: During this time we … More