This is my first attempt at a photo-realistic render and I am completely new to 3D modeling for that matter. I spent about 3 months from first downloading Blender and watched a lot of youtube videos. I feel like I got the hang of modeling and texturing and what not (don’t let that stop you from critiquing those aspects) but I don’t have a clue when it comes to the photo in photorealism.
I messed with compositing to achieve the reflections in the lightbulb but I don’t know where to go from here. It feels a little too HDR - maybe there should be some washing-out of the whites in the bulb? Maybe it needs some sort of glare effects?
Please let me know what you thing is unrealistic - specifically about the render but if you see something wrong with the model then please share.
Thanks in advance.