I'm trying to render using HDRI, I'm using a setup I learned in a cgmastersnet course. You take the EXR, load it into the world with nodes, set the strength, choose transparency (so the background doesn't show) and render.
It seems with this setup, I'm not really getting any shadowing. I've played around with the settings, put AO on or off, not much seems to change. The render seems washed out and dirty. I've watched a few videos on it but only have come away more confused. Below are settings and the render. Any tips are appreciated.