The first mistake a novice or an amateur commits is to believe that creating amazing bird photographs is magic. Only a few gifted bird photographers can create such photos. Or, worse even, to think that only those who have expensive gear could create amazing bird photographs. But, believe me, these are myths. I know it’s hard to believe until you understand—thoroughly—what makes a great bird photograph. Just follow these six sure-fire steps, and you’ll see a dramatic improvement in your bird photographs. If you are skeptical, at least try to follow these guidelines next time you are in the field, and you are sure to see a great improvement. These steps are in logical order, so I recommend you to read them in sequence.