iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party

Occasionally I get one of those photo assignments where the PR team locks the press in the media room until the artist is onstage and then heards the photographers to capture the artist for one song from across the venue on a cherry picker with five other photographers. With these situations where access is so limited I look to capture key moments and interesting gesture in the performance to make the photos work, the iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas tested me with this kind of situation.

Shaggy onstage at the iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 30. (Jason Ogulnik/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Shaggy onstage at the iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 30. (Jason Ogulnik/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Echosmith onstage at the iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 30. (Jason Ogulnik/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Echosmith onstage at the iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 30. (Jason Ogulnik/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Nick Jonas douses the audience with water at the iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 30. (Jason Ogulnik/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Nick Jonas douses the audience with water at the iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 30. (Jason Ogulnik/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Decorations at the iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 30. (Jason Ogulnik/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Decorations at the iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 30. (Jason Ogulnik/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

The audience at the iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 30. (Jason Ogulnik/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

The audience at the iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 30. (Jason Ogulnik/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Nicki Minaj onstage at the iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 30. (Jason Ogulnik/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Nicki Minaj onstage at the iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 30. (Jason Ogulnik/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Nicki Minaj onstage at the iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 30. (Jason Ogulnik/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Nicki Minaj onstage at the iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 30. (Jason Ogulnik/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

David Guetta onstage at the iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 30. (Jason Ogulnik/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

David Guetta onstage at the iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 30. (Jason Ogulnik/Las Vegas Review-Journal)