I believe Edward Weston used the term along with Minor White. I supposed they were not educated as well as Adams who was intelligent enough to know that the pre was not required.
Pre-visualisation must be driving to the scene before you visualise it!
I do hope you realise that education and intelligence are two different things... For instance, I have not a clue anent Basque grammar. But because I'm fairly intelligent, I could acquire that education.