In order to help you get started, James Sherar of http://arcade.jamessherar.ca has put together a guide on HDRI photography which takes you through everything you need to know in order to get started. It includes details on what exactly HDRI photography is, equipment you will need, suggested software and how you go about creating your own HDRI photographs. It's the ultimate primer for someone completely new to the process.
You will learn about:
- What HDRI photography is
- The history of HDRI photography
- Photography concepts essential to HDRI photography
- Suggested equipment for HDRI photography
- HDRI and post-processing software
- How to use software to create HDRI photos