What techniques should someone look at when getting into real time global illumination (for dynamic lighting scenarios)?
It's hard to get a real grip on the different mentioned techniques without knowing anything about the subject. If I wanted to incorporate GI into my graphics engine, where should I start reading as a baseline? Which algorithms are implementable in a reasonable timeframe by someone new (i.e. not a highly specialized algorithm that gains minor performance for months of work) and which are not completely outdated by now (i.e. straight up replaced by something simply prettier and faster)?
Photon mapping seems to come up a lot, and I've read about things like voxel cone tracing and more specific algorithms, e.g. this technique used in CryEngine 3. However, knowing next to nothing about the field it's hard to decide where to start.
What general techniques are worth looking into?