Just finished this renders of a reception. Fast job, got the model already done in Sketchup by the architect, imported in Blender, configured lights and materials and that was it.
I am not particularly happy with the result. I never know what to do in order to bring more realism when I have these simple scenes to play with, specially lightwise (only 3 area lights from above).
I would much apreciate it if someone could bring some insight that could help me get more real images for next time.
As a side-note, I was using Cycles for all the test renders, taking from 30min to 90min the ones with some better quality and higher resolution. Bought E-Cycles before submiting the final images and, out of the box, I was pretty happy with how 6min renders were looking (1600x1600px) . Not the best comparission in the world, since I was not keeping track of my settings, but I was really impressed.