Cand this type of lighting be done in Blender?

I’ve done a few animations in Blender so far and I know my way around the software but I can’t seem to get the most out of the lighting.
I’ve seen awesome renders in Cinema 4D and I get close to them in Blender Render but can’t really make them look very similar even with nodes. There is something about the shadows that I can’t reproduce, I just can’t put my finger on it.
I posted some examples below and I would want to know if this can be done in Blender, maybe with Cycles? I don’t use Cycles yet because It doesn’t support everything like Blender Render.
Also, can someone give me some hints to some good lighting tutorials in Blender? (But NOT something for beginners)