How to improve lights?


Here is scene I built to practice with lights:

…and this is the lights setup: environment map plus a semi-sphere with strength set to 2.0:

How can this be improved? Made more photo realistic?

Many thanks in advance for any suggestion!

I’m also not a expert in lightning yet. but it looks good so far. i would first work on the textures and then decide wether you need to improve something or not. for a scene like that i think a simple light setup is enough.

i learned some very important basics here at blenderguru:

He explains common mistakes and introduces the 3-point-lighning system.
if you dont want to watch the full thing, there is a written summary below the video.

Thanks, SirNik!
Any further tips and tricks? :slight_smile:

Cool add-on! Thanks, samiboy!