heh, yeah sorry about not getting any reply’s, but I’m in the same boat as you there. Welcome to BA, even if we don’t always go that quick, we have a few of members that do care and try to help when they can.
As for you picture, not bad, the pumpkins are getting better, but could use some more poly’s to give them a more round shape. Also the stems could use a little more variation, at lest, I’ve never seen a perfictly round pumpkin stem before.
A word of advice, if this is your first project I wouldn’t sugest going for photo realism unless you have a mentor or some other way of learning directly from a person that knows a lot. it takes a lot of time to learn blender, and probably even more time to learn how to make things look real. I’ve been blending for some time now and have yet to make something that I would call photo real, and if you spend all your time on one project while you learn to get to that point, I can almost bet you that you’ll get board of that project before it gets done. hmmm… I don’t know if this is communicating what I’'m thinking… basicly, don’t tie yourself to one project, just learn and do whatever keeps you interested.
Hope that is helpful in some way
Edit: well looks like three people posted while I was writing…