How can you include foreground in images of the eclipse?
Good question. Some professional photographers have used ND filters, but we have not as it is not safe for optical viewing. See ND Filter Warnings under “How do you view them safely” section of recording. Wider angle lenses work better as the eclipse will usually be high in the sky and smaller in the image. You can do a composite or blended image to be safer. For a total solar eclipse, the sun is covered by the moon, it will be dark, and you can shoot with any lens or zoom without filter. For an annular solar eclipse, the solar filter must remain on the lens for protection during the entire event. We have not found any ND filters that ensure safe optical viewing and photography.