Second attempt to make a landscape

How can i make my future works look like more realistic? Any advices appreciated. I watched enough youtube guides, but still want my work look better, but don’t know what else i can do.

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practise a lot. for realism you could try more details, like in the modeling, on the textures and overall objects in the scene.
also develop an eye for scale or use real world measures to get it right. the lanterns seem way too small compared to the bench. move the hdri with a mapping node so the city is not in the final image but the sky, preferably a sky with similar lighting to the scene, the light in the foreground and in the background looks very different, this kills all realism attempts.