The first picture was taken with the flash mode only. The second picture was taken with the 3-point lighting. Both were taken with the soft box.
As you can see, the 3-point lighting softens the light to make it more professional, making it more pleasant to the eye. I love how I was able to control the contrast by playing around with the lighting, moving it closer or further away from the softbox. After this exercise, I found it very enjoyable and it is a great tool for a photographer. It's simple to make, easy to set up and creates an amazing shot!