Cheating, in the context of art, can also reflect creative genius. Photography, TV, cinema...and the Shaving RoomThis is entirely true - in my experience - my first job - before they let me loose with my Nikons into the wider world - was in a commercial studio - a fair chunk of the work was food photography - Christmas pudding - to satisfy people's expectations - we used to set fire to them with liquid lighter fuel - brandy flames don't register on film properly - ice cream? Mashed potato dyed the appropriate shade by the food tech. The prime directive - if you were taking the picture of a finished dish - for a cook book - that sort of thing - it had to be shot from a top down angle - as if you were just about to pick up a knife and fork and get stuck in. Don't believe everything you see. I.