Probably you’re following Dave’s eevblog. He constantly publishes great stuff for electronics engineers and enthusiasts. Following video might be useful for someone who deals with small SMD parts like LGA. Soldering those might be tough, but there is always a way out of situation.
This video demonstrates how to solder 3 axis axelerometer on to prototyping board in dead bug style. By following this technique you can solder almost any SMD chip that are meant for re-flow soldering.