On Monday, 21 Aug 2017 there will be a total eclipse of the sun. Maximum totality will be at 18:25:29.7 UT at a point about 20 kilometers NW of Hopkinsville, KY. The duration of totality will be 2 minutes 40 seconds. Hopkinsville, KY is about a half day's drive from my home in Ohio and I plan to be there on that day. How do you photograph an eclipse? After spending all the money on travel and lodging it's definitely not a point and shoot situation. I'm going to use film. Focus is infinity of course but what about exposure? I'm only going to get one chance and I don't want to trust automatic anything. I think metering the sun before the event would produce underexposure. I'm thinking of using several cameras and bracketing a lot. I've got almost 8 years to work this out.