Slow down and let the bead fill in. That's the hardest thing for most when learning is to just slow your movements down and don't move quickly with your pattern, it will give you a more uniform looking bead and you will get better penetration into the material. You want the edge of the bead to be more of a straight line instead of jagged look. I still find myself moving too quickly sometimes and have to remind myself to just slow it down. The slower and steadier, the better.
Are you just advancing and pausing, advancing and pausing or are you zig zagging/making circles/ect.? If advancing and pausing, slowing down will help the most. If you are Zig Zagging it looks like you need to pause a bit longer on the edges of the zig zag and that will slow you down as well.
It also looks like you started to move onto one piece at the end of your weld instead of filling the joint between both pieces. You can see the weld is just touching the piece on the left and not really penetrating so watch your tip angle into a 90* fillet like that. You want to be at a 45* to both pieces being welded together and keep your puddle centered in the joint. It will come with practice. Also, not sure what hood you are using but I had trouble keeping on a straight line with a cheap hood, once I invested in a good 3M speedglass it was like night turned into day. It's incredible the difference when you can see not only the arc, but the joint turning molten and fusing together.
Thanks for the advice Mike. I've been doing the C pattern. And for my helmet I'm not sure if it's bad because I can see the puddle it's just my nozzle was at a weird angle. I may try my friends helmet and see if there's a difference. The helmet came with my welder so I'm unaware of what type it is. What are some of the recommend patterns for each type of welding setup ie fillet and flat surfaces?
S.W. New Mexico region
I like a cursive e for fillet, pausing a bit more on the top and going a little quicker on the bottom (gravity), this is with the part sitting right in front of me.... out of position I just do my best to maintain consistently sized circles staying at the leading edge of the puddle. I'm not really qualified to give welding advise...... but that's my preference.