I really like that one with the focus in the front and sharpness fading in the background. I have very little night photographs, more landscapes. For later shots it might be interesting to frame it with the washed out lantern light ending at the top edge of the frame and the background cut away. It’s always nice to experiment.
OK, so you have the option to connect any standard flash, even in multiple ways. That’s good!
I do get the “I wanna make pictures, I’m not into paper crafting” standpoint. If you have the money to simply buy a thing that does the thing, that is totally fine. The problem is that amazon basics thing … is the wrong thing.
Here is why: Those LEDs inside that amazon cube don’t have a full color spectrum, everything will look muddy, greenish and just fugly. You could partly fix that in post but that takes time. And it will get worse over time because these LEDs tend to change color. A good flash has a color spectrum no LED can match. You get vibrant shots right out of camera. You also can overpower any ambient lighting because of the flashes super short burst of light. No color cast from tungsten lights or whatever, no color editing needed.
What I always recommend: look on ebay for Nikon SB-80 DX flashes.
Those will do everything you need and they are pretty cheap because Nikon’s TTL system has changed since those were new. Hook it up via sync cable / cheap RF-trigger / optically and you’re good.