With all pleasure I'll tell you what HDR is, but I'll have to add some explanatory links, sorry for that...
HDR stands for High Dinamic Range and basically what it does is combining more pictures of the same (high contrasting) subject into one image, using computer software.
So what you do is take three pictures of the same subject with different exposures (preferably leaving the apperture the same) and than combine them with a computer software (in my case I use Photomatix) or plugin for Photoshop.
If your camera supports auto bracketing (which most DSLR do) it's very easy, as the camera makes three (or up to six) pictures with different exposures automatically.
It's a fun tool, that gives some very nice results (but can also ruin your picture). Check in my favourites a user named Olivier Faugeras, he has some stunning HDR pictures in his gallery (check his favourite pics). I've just started using it, so check a 'professional'.
Take a look here for a very nice and comprehensive tutorial.
Have fun! I'm eager to see some results! I've seen some BW pictures made with HDR as well, and it gives some fantastic results as well. Just search in the tags section for HDR or HDRI.
P.S.>> If you need help in finding the software, I still have it on my PC... It's a small file, easy to send by e-mail.
thanks i remember doing similar with my old film darkroom.I had photoshop but when i changed pc it wouldnt re load
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