It's difficult to photograph the sun. I try not to look at it so as not to damage my retina, but sometimes you just have to to get a good composition.
I put a Kenko ND400(9 stops) filter on my lens and look through the viewfinder to compose.(I tried using the LCD screen but I couldn't manually select the AF points) Is that safe? Does it block out the other rays of harmful light? (infra-red, UV)
I just tried it today so I'm a little worried for my eyes. If it's not safe, then how should I take photos with the sun in them? (I was shooting at around 6:20pm)