The links below are the result of close to a month of work on CG lighting and compositing. The images were made by me using a 6″ chrome gazing ball, which I rigged to a tripod using a cheap DIY solution I came up with. To create the HDRIs, I used a combination of Photoshop and HDRShop 1.0, then converted them to LatLong coordinates. I then used the images to learn how to composite 3D models onto photo backgrounds.
I hope that these will be of use to someone besides just myself. The two .zip files contain the 23 HDRIs that I created.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at stringhamd.wordpress.com.