Blue Ridge Media, Inc. is located in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. The Company was started in 1991 by
William Nordman to provide service and stock photography along with magazine articles and humor columns for
newspaper and magazine use.
Blueridge Outdoor is a division that was created in 1999 when archery products were being designed and
patented. In 2005, all Archery products and information were transferred to a new website - OneNiceStand.com
Blue Ridge Media, Inc. has taken the Blueridge Outdoor website back to its original purpose of providing
information about, and access to, photography, photo-journalism, and writing. Expansion of Blue Ridge Media
will continue on that path in the future.
All correspondence should be directed to:
William J. Nordman
Blue Ridge Media, Inc.
135 West Street
Stephens City, VA 22655
The person behind the camera and pen (okay, it's a keyboard now) has a varied background that brings
together an assortment of talents. Serious photography began back in 1971 when I traded some
income tax preparation services for an old 35mm Konica SLR that I still have today. The previous owner
also taught me underwater photography in the deal.
Having been born in Southern Arizona, I traveled in Mexico often, scuba-diving and sailing in the Gulf of
In Jackson Hole, Wyoming for several years I learned to pack mules and spent the summers packing
thoroughout the Teton Wildernness and Yellowstone Park.
A career in Public Accounting starting with one of the "Big-8" firms of the 70's led to my own CPA practice, my use and
understanding of PCs and the development and sale of software.
My move to Virginia in 1991 changed work to more of a consulting role and allowed me to expand my knowledge of the technical
side of my photography and writing. My work here has included several years in sales and marketing with a software development
firm, controler for a bank, and broker and owner of a real estate firm.
During all of these years I have continued my photography and writing. A variety of 35mm cameras, medium format and a large
format camera (4x5 Swiss Arca) have found their way into my hands. The latitude of my personal and business experiences has provided
an extended realm of material - each aspect has added a dimension to both my photography and my writing.