Quote Originally Posted by roy
I don't want to stir up anything here (!!) but I have it in my mind that the idea of the zone system was his but put into practice by Adams. Correct me if I am wrong.
"Minor wrote of our first meeting in Memorable Fancies:

Ansel met me at the train yesterday. This morning in his class at the California School of Fine Arts the whole muddled business of exposure and development fell into place. This afternoon I started teaching his Zone System. Ansel did not know it, but his gift of photographic craftsmanship was the celebration of a birthday."

- Ansel Adams An Autobiography, p. 318