Using backlights in street photography

One of the things a lot of people ask me is “how to get instant WOW effects in street photography”
My first answer is always “there is no this will always work solution”.

 

You will always have to look for the story, the setting etc. but one of the things that will indeed come close to a certain WOW effect (at least for me) is using backlights. During our trip in New York I shot these shots just before sunset.

Augustus 27 2014 NY  (98 of 222)_DxO

Augustus 27 2014 NY  (102 of 222)_DxO

Augustus 27 2014 NY  (105 of 222)_DxO

Augustus 27 2014 NY  (111 of 222)_DxO

Augustus 27 2014 NY  (114 of 222)_DxO