One of the downsides of HDR is that the slightest camera or subject movement can ruin the process. Here is one alternative to achieve acceptable HDR in most images.
In Photoshop utilize the Shadows / Highlights sliders to reveal more shadow detail.
I use Neat Image to eliminate or reduce shadow noise. Photoshop's Noise Reducer filter and Smart Blur, in my opinion, don't work as well.
This is the real key to the process which I detail in the graphic below. In essence, highlight detail is selected (I use the Color Picker). This selection is copied to a new layer and the Blending Mode is set to Multiply. When this layer is duplicated even more highlight detail can be revealed. Depending on the image, sometimes unnatural looking pixels may need to be erased from these highlight layers.
I always adjust tone in Curves and use a variety of methods to adjust color.
To be honest, most of the time I get as good or much better results for HDR using this method than Photoshop HDR or Qtpfsgui. I've not tried some of the other software recommended in this forum.
It would be interesting to read what others may use as alternative HDR processes.