Having recently decided it was time to create some authentic HDR images, I researched AEB ( Auto Exposure Bracketing).
I'd also discounted my 60D for Dummies book because this dummy still couldn't get her head around the concept after reading the hints. I then searched for a decent video on Youtube. The first one included additional components involving exposure compensation which muddied the waters and caused confusion rather than illumination. Off to a website which gave a pretty good explanation of the process but left out some vital info which I only discovered as I followed the directions and didn't understand why it wasn't working. FINALLY, I discovered a great site which explained not only how to do it but why specific settings were better than others. Oliver Pohlmann from "wearesophoto.com", thank you so much. I learnt that to make it as easy as possible with no glitches I should use continuous drive, Aperture priority mode, ISO of 100, a tripod and remote release. Oliver clearly explained the reasons for these selections, and ramifications if alternate choices were made and had some appropriate visuals. Alleluia !!! After a brief successful tryout inside on a wet miserable day, I'm confident to give it a go on my next shoot.
image source: http://support-au.canon.com.au/contents/AU/EN/8200838900.html
Hopefully the tutorial on metering modes will bring about some more enlightenment :-)
Another great site I found which elaborated even further on the basics, and explained extended AEB was Farbspiel Photography and I'll be ready for this one after a tad more practice. I love Klaus' "Pics To Play With" section which provides some example images to use when following the HDR tutorials