Kandee Johnson – Camera, Microphone, Lighting

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Biography

Kandee Johnson is an American YouTuber, makeup artist, beauty and fashion blogger. She was born on July 9, 1978, in Los Angeles, California. She has four children and she lives in LA.

Before she became a famous YouTube personality, Kandee worked as a makeup artist. One of her first jobs was in VH1’s show „I Love the 80’s“. She also worked on movies, TV shows, and celebrity events. Kandee did wardrobe styling for commercials and TV shows, such as „The Sierra“, „Skin Wars: Naked Truth“, and „Ultimate Halloween Costume Party“.

She created her blog in 2008 and started posting stories about small incidents in her daily life. After that, Kandee Johnson uploaded posts about makeup, skincare, beauty, style, and fashion.

On January 3, 2009, she launched her YouTube channel and 13 days later she uploaded a video titled „How To Clean Make-Up Brushes“. Kandee was one of the YouTube pioneers of beauty and fashion. Since she had pretty good feedback from her subscribers, she continued posting videos about beauty, care, and fashion.

She also makes makeup tutorials and beauty tips. The most popular videos on her YouTube channel are makeup transformations inspired by famous people, such as Miley Cyrus, Angelina Jolie, Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner e.t.c. Her followers also enjoyed Kandee’s transformations into a cartoon and movie characters, like Barbie, Snow White, and Edward Scissorhands.

In time she becomes recognizable not just on YouTube, but an audience of TV shows „Good Morning America“ and „The Late Late Show with James Corden“. Kandee was featured in magazines „Cosmopolitan“, „Glamour“, „Elle“ e.t.c.

Johnson launched her own makeup collection named „IWantKandee“ in collaboration with the cosmetics brand „Too Faced“. She also developed her nail polish collection called „Sinful Colors“.

In 2016 Kandee won a Streamy Award in the Beauty category.

Kandee Johnson was born and raised in Los Angeles. She grew up with her parents Dean R. Johnson and Shannon D. Johnson, and sister Tiffany Myers. Although she shares her daily life with her followers, they don`t know much about her love life.

In one video she admitted that she first get married when she was 17 years old. Unfortunately, it didn`t last, but she became the mother of a boy named Jordan Sanniks. Later she married again and gave birth to her son Blake and a daughter Alani. Her youngest daughter is called Elyse Kakani.

Kandee is 5ft 7in (170 cm) tall and weighs around 68 kg.

Equipment

Cameras

At the beginning of her YouTube career, she used an old camera that her grandparents gave her. Later she bought a Canon EOS Rebel T3i digital camera with EF-s 18-55m lens.

We have been noticed that now she uses Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR, and Canon EOS 70D camera. For vlogging, Kandee uses a Canon PowerShot G7 X camera.

Microphone

Kandee uses Rode Videomic on-camera microphone

Tripod

Like many other YouTubers, she uses the Manfrotto Compact DSLR tripod.

Lighting

Since she develops her channel about makeup tutorials and skin and beauty tips, Kandee has to have good lighting. Earlier she used Stellar Photo/Video 18“ fluorescent ring light, with Impact Octacool softboxes.

Watching her recent videos we have been noticed that she also uses Neewer camera ring light.

Laptop and software

Johnson uses the Apple Macbook Pro 15 laptop and Final Cut Pro video editing software.

Income and Net Worth

According to the „Socialblade.com, “ her main YouTube channel earns between $108 and $1.7K a month, and between $1.3K and $20.8K a year.

Sources available online estimated her net worth of $4 million.

Social profiles

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