OrganisedChaos - Nice job. The door texture is distracting, when I first looked at it I thought it was a shadow artifact. If it’s supposed to be wood, then assign it to the different planks and panels in a way that goes with their direction. For the light around the pumpkin, most of the light from the candle should be inside the pumpkin. Right now, the inside of the pumpkin only gets a little light, and most of thelight seems to come out of the back of the pumpkin onto the bricks behind it. Try reducing the light outside the pumpkin, and brightening the candle and pumpkin interior so that the face reads well.
DumDums - Welcome! Somehow I can sonly see the thumbnail size, not the full size image. It looks like a good start, could use some light in the pumpkin?
minifong - Welcome! I hope things have gone well at Nanyang Polytechnic since I was there. The plants look very flatly lit, see if you can use light from the side, with shadows, so give a little more shaping and variety to them. Maybe if the light outside the pumpkin were more of a rim, and the inside whiter and brighter, then it would let the face stand-out more?
lighthunder - Welcome! That looks good! See if you can parts of the scene to look a little darker, maybe with more shadows, but bring the inside of the pumpkin up to be whiter and brighter so it really stands out. Maybe the outside of the pumpkin doesn’t need to be so bright and evenly lit, and you could reduce that or bring in light from just one side?
xoranimation - The pumpkin is looking a lot better. Maybe instead of having the light from the left side, it could come from up higher and from farther back, more from the direction of the porch light?
JCBug - Nice idea! I like your alternate angle shots! Your “classic” version is also really nice (this is what you call “less creative”???), it has an organic feel to it and really picks up on the autumn/night setting.
herbertagudera - Keep going with that! Maybe the pumpkin could glow less, and the outside could just get kicks of the red light from behind it or blue light from the sides? And maybe the inside could be a bit brighter in places?