Thanks for the reply. I am quite familiar with the ISO, aperture, shutter speed triangle relationship. That makes since about EV... I was wondering what that was changing to change the exposure. So I'm assuming changing EV under aperture priority changes shutter speed, and changing the EV under shutter priority mode changes aperture? That seems completely worthless and the point of Manual mode. If I had known all that did was change the shutter, I would have just done it myself via manual mode. I keep the ISO the same for all pictures in an HDR photograph. It makes sense you say to leave aperture and ISO and only change shutter speed. After all, you're most likely doing still HDR photos, so changing the shutter would be the best bet to getting more or less exposure. I also agree about the software. When I did my first few HDR photos, it was evident that most of the typical HDR effects are present there... I suppose that's only logical though since you have to use software to combine all the images. But even then, you need to really play with settings to get that exaggerated/surreal effect. I am currently in a lab with no headphones, so I will check that video out later. Thanks again. As for software, what do you prefer? I tried Photoshop and Photomatix. I think they both did a desirable job, but Photomatix is definitely more HDR focused. Because I already have Photoshop, I will probably just stick with it until I get more into details/better taking HDR photos. I think taking the pictures are half the battle really. The software makes them pop.