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Some of the most awe-inspiring photographs produced by local photographers were on show when the Whyalla Photography Group opened their May Exhibition on Friday.

Whyalla Mayor Clare McLaughlin attended the Darling Terrace Art Gallery to officially open the event, praising the quality work produced by the group's members.

Ms McLaughlin said there was a diverse range of subjects featured in the exhibition, which included everything from people and community events to animals and the environment.

"I've walked around a couple times and each time I see something different in the same photograph. It's nice to take your time and look at all of the beautiful images," she said.

Ms McLaughlin praised the photography group's committee, saying the quality of the exhibition was a credit to their hard work.

"On behalf of the Whyalla City Council I want to congratulate you all. If you ever need any support from us please feel free to come and speak to us, we're always willing to support community groups in Whyalla," she said.

Whyalla Photography Group President Paul Homes said the opening of the exhibition turned out better than he was expecting.

"Our members have put on a really good display," he said.

"Exhibiting your work is one of the best ways of learning. You listen to what people have to say about your pictures and compare them to others.

"It's quite a competitive hobby."

Mr Homes thanked both the Whyalla City Council and the Whyalla Art Group for supporting and facilitating the exhibition.

"I think we're on the way to making the art gallery a real visual arts centre in the town," he said.