Nothing fancy 3 shots handheld, one with the correct exposure, one underexposed and one overexposed. Then some processing in HDR Efex Pro and some post processing in Lightroom It's hard to give a tutorial for HDR pictures that always works so you have to try out some stuff yourself
That's correct. But unfortunately I'm a bit lazy when it comes to my tripod So most of the time I end up with hand held shots. But this works also (most of the time). Of course it depends on the exposure times you choose.