Read further to see a quick 'n dirty rundown on how to do this.
This is what you need:
- Android phone
- Robot View
- A normal camera
- A nice location
- Photoshop~ish program
- A render program which uses spherical HDR's for lighting (duh)
1) First, make a spherical image (Let's call it "pano" for now) using robotview, stitch it inside this program (takes a while, some bugs are present. It's still in development...) and send it to your pc (share > dropbox for example).
2) And don't forget to make your own backplates with your normal camera. The place where you took the pano should be visible.
3) Your pano can look like this:
Export the pano to photoshop and apply any corrections, filters, etc. whatever you want (auto color was in this case very useful, it made the snow more white).
4) For HDR you actually need 3 pictures: low, normal and high contrast.
To fake this, make a low and high contrast from the original picture, by doing this:
5) Combine these pictures to a HDR: File>automate>Merge to HDR (pro)
When they ask for "manually set EV" give the normal picture an exposure time (like 1/60th), the light-version a higher exposure time (1/30th for example) and do the same for the darker version (e.g. an exposure time of 1/125th).
6) Setting it as a 32bit file, you can enable "remove ghost". Sometimes it improves the picture.
7) Now you have your own HDR.
8) Import the HDR file to your favourite render program and have fun!