To create a HDR photo, first you need to take a picture of your scene with different exposures, make sure you have everything balanced and you have a focus point. After you have your photos upload your pictures to your computer. Once you have your pictures on your computer go to photoshop files< Automate< Merge to HDR pro. When you have that finished you can start editing.
In my examples I show, I hope I show some vibrance. In my landscape photo with the river my main focus point was suppose to be the tree on the left rule of thirds. My favorite part of that photo was that it felt that if I were in the jungle. In my portrait I feel as if it could be better. In the critique I was told that I need a better background, not just a plain wall and I agree.