I still have a long way to go before I get the real HDR photos but I still want to share how it began.
1. I shoot in RAW
2. Used a tripod
3. Shoot during the Golden Hour (sunset).
4. Chose a fare angle.
5. Shoot under A-DEP mode/100 ISO
6. Used the Prime Lens
7. Used camera metering to get the 3 exposure shots continuously.
8. Used Lightroom 2 to combine all 3 photos, and Photoshop CS3 to add my watermark.
Below are the RAW shots using metering before I ended up with the photo above.