Ok, so I posted last week about how I'm trying to learn HDR stuff, and it's been going great and thank you all for your help. What I have been doing is, going out, setting up my tripod, and taking 3 pictures of the subject (at 3 different exposures) some of the images turn out good, others, not so great. Last night, I was messing around with my shots from New Orleans, in Lightroom, and I noticed the exposure button... so for the helluvit I decided to give it a whirl.. I took my orignal image (which is of a student praying in front of a home that was rendered "unlivable" because of Katrina... I made a few tweaks to the orignal, then exported that image... then I brought the exposure down to -3.0 exported that, and then brought it up to +3.0 exported that. I then took the 3 images into to Photomatix, generated the HDR did some tone mapping, and this is what I came up with Now this is by far the best HDR image I've done (and I've tried LOTS this week) my question is... is it ok to go about doing HDR this way (just changing the exposures in Lightroom, instead of taking the multiple shots???