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Tom Marasco | Photographer

Rochester NY Architectural, Real Estate, Commercial, & Pet Photographer

Hello there!  If you’ve made it to this page, I appreciate your time in browsing my site.  Let me take a moment to properly introduce myself and give a brief history of how I got to where I am, and where I would like to continue to go. My name is Thomas Michael Marasco and I’m a photographer specializing in real estate, architecture, commercial (food and product) & pet photography.   I am an instructor at the Rochester Arts Center, and was previously a digital photography and studio photography professor at Mercer County Community College in NJ before moving to Rochester, NY.

I have a passion for fine art printing and print most images in-house using color-managed monitors and printers (a whole other monster in the digital world!).  I also enjoy the “geeky” side of photography; the more technical behind-the-scenes part beyond composition and creativity.  With extreme interest in the digital darkroom and post-processing workflows, I’m experienced in Photoshop, Lightroom, & ACR. Along with my photography, I do web design and some front end development for bSquare Web, a website development company owned by Dave Witzel.  Together, we make a team of dedicated multi-media professionals who incorporate high-end photography into the website development workflow for local businesses in the Greater Rochester Area.  We also specialize in aerial photography using the latest state-of-the-art equipment.

You may ask, how does one “specialize” in more than one area?  Well, the fact is I enjoy all areas of photography, but I continue to hone my skills in my areas of concentration.  I’m always learning and improving, so who knows where it will take me in the future.  Have I shot weddings?  Yes.  Have I shot business portraits? Yes.  Have I shot sports? Yes.  Have I shot senior portraits? Yes.   I’ve shot many areas, but I truly enjoy the particular areas listed above.  My skill and interest list continues to grow, dabbling in video now, and I must mention my love for landscape photography;  you are most welcomed to purchase any of my prints, printed in house, if you enjoy them and wish to seem them in your home or office.

I grew up in Plainsboro, NJ, a small (but growing) town next to Princeton, NJ.  I joined the United States Air Force after high school where I trained and operated as a 2W1X1 A-10 Weapons Technician.  Deployed in Afghanistan to support Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), I learned to appreciate what the US has to offer, but also the beauty and diversity of other countries and cultures.  After my enlistment was complete, I took advantage of the Post 9/11 GI Bill.  A very visual person,  I went to college for photography & digital imaging, web design, 3D modelling, and business.  Upon graduation, I worked as a luxury real estate photographer in the central NJ and coastal areas.  In 2014, my beautiful wife and I moved to Rochester, NY where we decided to settle down with family and where I decided to continue my business.