The key to exposure is letting the right amount of light into the sensor. Overexposed images are too bright, and underexposed images are too dark.
Most of the time, Aperture Priority (A or AV on most cameras) works well for landscape photography. That being said, the beauty of landscape photography lies in experimenting. We suggest shooting in manual mode, so you can control the settings of your camera.
The pillars of landscape photography are ISO, shutter speed and aperture.
Light can make or break your landscape photos. The ISO is a number that adjusts your camera’s sensitivity to light. The higher the ISO, the more sensitive it is to light, and vice versa. For landscape photography, stick with the base ISO – which is between 100 and 200. This will help you to create a cleaner image, with minimal noise or ‘grain.’ Only boost the ISO if you need to increase the shutter speed while you’re handholding the camera.