So I shot the low light test last night. Right away, focusing whether manual or automatic was extremely difficult. I constantly had to find a way with my 50mm to get the proper focus...fuck it...switching over to the 85mm...yes the little use 85mm...the lens I only bring out when all else fails...and sweet jeezus...it worked. I got a lot of good bokeh and good separation between dark and light.
One of my favorite parts of the shoot is shooting near a neon sign light. It was so hard to find one near my home. The image looked different to me. I never shot something like this before and got this result from it. Definitely will explore this style further.
The other problem we ran into was in post production. I shot everything underexposed as best as possible. Yet the grain was there and it was annoying, I couldn't get rid of it without sacrificing the image sharpness and details.
I will have to experiment more to try and figure the best to focus consistently. It was hard looking through the focus to see if she was focused. It was just so dark. I will definitely will need someone there with me next time to hold certain light mods for me. It was hard to try and one hand everything.