HDR is what you do with Photomatix. I love that program I paid the $100 to own it. VERY MUCH worth the price if you are going to do that kind of photography. Have her check out stuckincustoms.com and RC Conceptions http://www.aboutrc.com/blog/
Here are a couple of my HDR shots from this summer.
These were taking with my Nikon D5000 and the stock 18-55mm at F5.3
Sun Set in Avon NC (Outer Banks)
Another sun set from Avon NC.
These were taking with my Nikon D5000 and the Nikon 14-24mm Super wide angle lens. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...r_14_24mm.html
My dads old Trac tractor.
Burney Falls in Northern California.