I’m clueless when it comes to lighting a scene and I’ve been trying to properly light the image below, but with much difficulty. I wanted to make the ground and background lighter without making the scene blown out. I also wanted to make the lighting on the letters less harsh. I’m rendering with Yafaray and the scene is rendered using direct lighting. I tried using photon mapping for GI but there was never enough balance between the shadows and lights.
The second image is a screenshot of the settings and scene. (Uploading the blender file didn’t work). Right now, there is a spot and sun light.
If anyone has any advice, it would be greatly appreciated.